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Hot melt adhesive offers bonding solution for PP parts

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 | Permalink

Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) is  stepping up efforts to develop applications for a recently-developed polyolefin-based hot melt resin. Already, the company has found success in applications in the auto sector, including bonding of interior and exterior components molded from PP with other materials, and the new focus will be on sectors such as appliances and household fittings. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Additive improves thermoforming, foaming properties of PP

Monday, August 4th, 2014 | Permalink

Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) has kicked off marketing efforts for a new modifier for polypropylene-based resins. The additive, dosed in small amounts, reportedly enhances the processing and foaming properties of polypropylene (PP) resins. Itself based on PP resin, the modifier reportedly boasts excellent compatibility with PP base resins, while it does not adversely affect the external appearance of molded parts. Further, it is said to be heat resistant, low in density and low in cost. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Materials and Additives Extrusion Thermoforming read more

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Auto industry globalization: Tier I production reaches Laos

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 | Permalink

All Sites Japanese Tier I Toyota Boshoku (Kariya) is perhaps the first auto-related company to invest in a production facility in the impoverished Southeast Asian country of Laos. In April this year, the company started the manufacture of automobile seat covers in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Production capacity is 200,000 units/year. read more

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Polycarbonate rear window 35% lighter than glass version

Monday, July 21st, 2014 | Permalink

With the automotive industry focused on hitting future fuel economy and emission targets, the Ford Motor Company has revealed a drivable multi-material lightweight vehicle (MMLV) with polycarbonate (PC) glazing from Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business. This solution reportedly realizes a 35% weight reduction compared to the same window on a 2013 model year Ford Fusion production vehicle. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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All-plastic liftgate 30% lighter than steel counterpart

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 | Permalink

Magna International Inc. (Aurora, ON) has taken the wraps off what it says is the first all-thermoplastic liftgate for a North American produced vehicle. Magna’s Exteriors unit is producing the fully recyclable liftgate for the 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Injection Molding Materials and Additives read more

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