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Chinese automakers gain better access to long fiber compounds

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 | Permalink

Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business is investing in a production line for Stamax long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) at its manufacturing site in Shanghai, China. The new capacity, expected to come on stream during the second half of 2015, brings Sabic’s Stamax operations closer to customers in China and Asia Pacific and responds to increased demand for the lightweight LFGPP material from automakers in the region. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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OESA supplier outlook rebounds slightly; capacity utilization inches higher

Monday, May 19th, 2014 | Permalink

All Sites The most recent Automotive Supplier Barometer from the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) showed a slight rebound driven by the “somewhat more optimistic” responses that pushed May’s Supplier Sentiment Index (SSI) to 59, up three points from the March level of 56. Of the 107 responding companies, only 9% indicated a pessimistic sentiment. However, it should be noted that the improving outlook is dominated by companies with annual revenues of $500 million or less. read more

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Low VOC emission standards for vehicle interiors propel polyacetal development

Monday, May 19th, 2014 | Permalink

Automakers want to reduce that characteristic odor new car buyers may love. And one way of achieving this is employing grades of resin that emit less volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Chinaplas: Polycarbonate makes inroads in vehicle interiors, safety components

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 | Permalink

Shanghai, China-The BMW i3 has the highest level of polycarbonate (PC) usage of any vehicle according to Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany), with 29 kg of safety, interior and glazing components, among others, utilizing the material. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Injection Molding Chinaplas Materials and Additives Lightweighting read more

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Chinaplas: BASF is working to change the ‘waste mindset’ of China

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 | Permalink

All Sites Shanghai, China — By 2030, China is predicted to produce 480 million tons of solid waste each year, according to the World Bank, if current trends hold up. A majority of the waste is sent to landfills. But how do you solve such a looming crisis? Where do you start? Simply the thought of that seems overwhelming. read more

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