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In-mold decoration creates durable badge for Chevrolet

Monday, February 25th, 2013 | Permalink

The famous bowtie emblem of GM’s Chevrolet brand has received a makeover with the application of in-mold decoration (IMD) in the 2013 Traverse model to generate a jewel effect. Processor Eimo Technologies (Vicksburg, MI) worked with fluoropolymer-based film supplier Soliant Films (Lancaster, SC) to perfect the process. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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FDA guidance on ‘human factors’ triggers new medical designs

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 | Permalink

One of the hot topics at MD&M West last week in Anaheim, CA was recent guidance from the Food & Drug Administration on application of human factors and usability engineering to medical device design. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  PolyOne medical plastics TPE MD&M read more

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Small turbo engines don’t deliver on fuel economy claims; Consumer Reports

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 | Permalink

The use of small turbocharged engines to realize improved fuel economies compared with normally aspirated engines is seen as a boon for engineering plastics usage given the higher temperatures prevalent in the engine bay. But they may not in fact deliver on their promise if findings by Consumer Reports are true. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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DOE funding focus on metal

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 | Permalink

The U.S. Department of Energy ( DOE ) is soliciting applications for $50 million in research funding for new research projects that will develop advanced technologies to improve vehicle performance and increase fuel economy. Among then 11 areas of interest (AOIs), only one relates to plastics: Breakthrough Techniques for Dissimilar Material Joining. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – February 2013 Keywords:  The U.S. Department of Energy R&D fuel efficiency vehicle lightweighting read more

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High performance bioresins target auto sector; compete with PP, PS, ABS

Monday, February 18th, 2013 | Permalink

Peak heat resistance of up to 120°C (HDT B) is now achievable with high performance grades of polylactic acid (PLA) resin from bioresin manufacturer Purac (Lincolnshire, IL). Target applications include automotive under-the-hood components and interiors. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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