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3D display technology for autos; information at your fingertips

Friday, August 30th, 2013 | Permalink

A new development is reportedly set to revolutionize the fittings of future car interiors – three-dimensional displays with homogeneous, fully customizable surfaces and a razor-sharp display. Makrofol RP polycarbonate films from Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany) are used in these displays. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Foaming agent cuts mass without compromising appearance

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 | Permalink

Additives and pigments supplier Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) has commercialized a new series of chemical foaming agents (CFAs) that can reportedly assist automakers to cut the mass of plastic interior car parts with no adverse affecting appearance or performance. Foaming has been used in auto parts before, but earlier CFAs made it difficult to achieve the consistent, high-quality surface finish automakers and drivers demand. Consequently, applications were limited to parts that were hidden from view. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Automotive OEMs tell suppliers to be prepared to play, or go home

Friday, July 12th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites The automotive industry in North America has rebounded significantly with new models hitting showroom floors and sales ticking upward. However, the general concern for the OEMs is whether or not their suppliers can keep up. According to an editorial in IHS SupplierBusiness, new car sales are on pace to exceed 15 million in the U.S. this year, and North American production is expected to exceed 16 million in 2013 and 17 million in 2015, as reported by IHS Automotive.     read more

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Entrepreneur eyes Chrysler CCV technology

Monday, July 8th, 2013 | Permalink

A sports car enthusiast and dealer named Frank Boulton thinks there’s a future for light-weight three-wheeled vehicles sheathed in lightweight thermoplastic composites. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Morgan Chrysler read more

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Highly reinforced polyamide makes metal superfluous in front end carrier

Friday, April 12th, 2013 | Permalink

Passenger car front end carriers can now be designed exclusively of plastic, as illustrated by the new Skoda Octavia. The vehicle’s front end carrier is made of Durethan DP BKV 60 H2.0 EF, a highly reinforced polyamide (PA) 6 from Lanxess (Leverkusen, Germany) with 60 percent glass fiber filling. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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