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Polyimide-based aerogel shows promise as composite core material

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 | Permalink

Aerogels have long been desirable as composite materials on account of their lightweight nature and high thermal insulating  properties, but existing aerogels are made from particulate silica, which inhibits their adoption in plastics-based composite structures. To overcome this issue, a solution based on polyimide (PI) resin is now available that is claimed to be a highly capable core material that is extremely easy to incorporate. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Composites, eco-friendly materials deployed in Hyundai concept car

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 | Permalink

Lotte Chemical Corp. (Seoul, Korea) is applying its carbon fiber-reinforced composites technology and eco-friendly materials in Hyundai’s Intrado concept car unveiled on March 4th at the Geneva Motor show. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Bio-based concept car unveiled; use of plastics reduced

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 | Permalink

Another concept car has emerged touting its bio-credentials with the use if less plastics. The Biofore Concept Car reported earlier by PlasticsToday will feature at the Geneva International Motor Show, as will the plastics light Magna . Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  biocomposite plastic lightweighting read more

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Low VOC seat foam makes its mark

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 | Permalink

The requirements for lower volatile organic compound (VOC) emission levels for automotive interior components continue to gain traction in the industry and the global marketplace. In response, The Woodbridge Group (Detroit, MI) has unveiled TrimVisible LE low emission molded foam technology, to meet the most stringent VOC specifications. This innovation provides best-in-class VOC reductions while its neutral color reportedly improves the appearance of apertures in a trimmed seat assembly. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Bio feedstocks gather momentum in performance plastics sector

Friday, June 28th, 2013 | Permalink

The adoption of naturally-derived feedstocks to manufacture non-biodegradable performance resins is gathering momentum. DuPont (Wilmington, DE) for one is committed to the route in the long term while Germany’s Lanxess (Leverkusen) has reported its first production campaign of bio-based polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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