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Green & Light and BASF: an innovative combination of materials with Elastoskin® and Elastoflex® E

Green & Light Automotive Components

China-based Green & Light Automotive Components has introduced an easy-to-clean surface covering for car trunk floors using BASF’s Elastoskin polyurethane paper honeycomb technology. Read more

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The ILO1 from Emm! Solutions

Emm! Solutions GmbH

The new ILO1 from Emm! Solutions will make its world debut during the Hannover Messe exhibition between 1 and 5 April. Read more

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The fast and lightweight Sonnenwagen

Covestro

A team of students from RWTH Aachen University and FH Aachen plan to enter their self-constructed, solar-powered electric car in perhaps the world’s toughest solar car race: the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019. Read more

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Comau has reaffirmed its commitment to the adoption of a Quality Management System conforming to the best international standards with the acquisition of the VDA 6.4 Certification for its Automation Systems division in Italy, Germany and Romania. Read more

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Intertek is the approved external laboratory partner to Volvo Cars.

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Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has announced that it has been approved as an external laboratory partner to Volvo Cars. Read more

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Novares has announced the acquisition of US company Miniature Precision Components (MPC), a leading automotive sector thermoplastic company producing highly engineered plastic components and integrated modules for vehicle powertrains. Read more

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Carbon, the world’s leading Digital Manufacturing Platform, has announced its strategic partnership with Italian sports cars manufacturer Lamborghini. Read more

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Nouryon reduces CO2 emissions with bio-steam supply

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Nouryon will increase the use of bio-steam at its salt production plant in Hengelo, the Netherlands, making the production more sustainable and reducing CO2 emissions. Read more

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The Investment Plan for Europe, known as the ‘Juncker Plan’, is backing a €26m European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to Spanish company Cikautxo, which specialises in rubber and plastic components for the automotive sector. Read more

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Evonik enters new project implementation phase

Evonik

Evonik has completed the conceptual and basic engineering phase for building its new polyamide 12 (PA12) production complex on schedule and has now entered the project implementation phase. Read more

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Technical knowledge-based compounder and recycler Luxus has appointed a new Business Development Manager to satisfy growing demand from the global automotive ‘A’ Class interior trim market for its high performance, environmentally positive polymers. Read more

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Noveastern

Novares

Novares Group has acquired all of its joint venture (JV) company in Wuhan, China, buying the final 30% stake from Yazhong via its Chinese subsidiary Noveastern. Read more

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INEOS Styrolution celebrates five-year collaboration

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INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, celebrates the fifth anniversary of a unique and successful R&D collaboration model with Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH (NMB), in co-operation with the University of Bayreuth. Read more

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Estimated annual supply of industrial robots in india

World Robotics 2018

Sales of industrial robots in India have reached a new record of 3,412 new units installed in 2017, representing a 30 per cent increase compared to 2016 (2,627 units), according to the World Robotics Report 2018, published by the IFR Read more

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The automotive industry represents the world’s largest opportunity in generative design software revenues

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The market for software with generative design tools will grow at a CAGR of 24% to reach $44.5bn for more than 16,000,000 seats in 2030, according to a new report published by ABI Research. Read more

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AKXY incorporates 37 different materials and innovations, including high-performance plastics, sensors and synthetic rubber

Asahi Kasei

Asahi Kasei’s electric concept vehicle AKXY will be showcased amongst the other highlights of this year's CAR Symposium (6-7 February) in Bochum, Germany. Read more

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Arburg Ltd helped boost the growth of COBA Plastics Moulding’s in 2018 with four new moulding machines, which helped increase its automotive components productivity. Read more

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VDMA Working Group elects new board of management

VDMA

At a General Assembly in Ditzingen, Germany, the members of the VDMA Working Group on Hybrid Lightweight Technologies elected their new executive board for the period 2019 to 2021. Read more

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ALCOM® MS “Anti Squeak” reduces bothersome noises, for example in cars’ center consoles

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ALBIS Plastic’s newly developed ALCOM MS ‘Anti Squeak’ solution provides improved ‘stick-slip’ behaviour and reduces the risk of unwanted noise for customers in the automotive and consumer electronics industries. Read more

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Lithium Ion Battery Module

Asahi Kasei

Between 27 and 31 January, Asahi Kasei and its US-based subsidiary Celgard will present a broad range of materials for current and future automotive batteries at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Europe (AABC) in Strasbourg, France. Read more

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  • Green & Light and BASF: an innovative combination of materials with Elastoskin® and Elastoflex® E

    Green & Light Automotive Components

    Green & Light and BASF: an innovative combination of materials with Elastoskin® and Elastoflex® E

    Green & Light and BASF: an innovative combination of materials with Elastoskin and Elastoflex E

  • The ILO1 from Emm! Solutions

    Emm! Solutions GmbH

    The ILO1 from Emm! Solutions

    The ILO1 from Emm! Solutions

  • The fast and lightweight Sonnenwagen

    Covestro

    The fast and lightweight Sonnenwagen

    The student team from Aachen uses plastics, composites and metals for the construction of the fast and lightweight Sonnenwagen. The best method for permanently fastening such different materials together is adhesive bonding.

  • Intertek is the approved external laboratory partner to Volvo Cars.

    emirhankaramuk / Shutterstock.com

    Intertek is the approved external laboratory partner to Volvo Cars.

    Intertek is the approved external laboratory partner to Volvo Cars.

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