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Bio-based engineering plastic targets automotive touch panels

Monday, February 10th, 2014 | Permalink

Mitsubishi Chemical (Tokyo) has developed a new grade of high-performance, high-transparency bio-based engineering plastic dubbed Durabio that employs plant-derived isosorbide as its feedstock. Durabio reportedly features excellent optical properties and high resistance to heat and humidity. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Polyurethane precursor plant slated for China

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 | Permalink

Japan’s Asahi Kasei Chemicals (Tokyo) has decided to construct a plant in Nantong, China for polycarbonatediol (PCD), an intermediate used in high-performance polyurethanes (PUR). The 3,000-tonnes/yr plant will start up in early 2015 and be operated by local affiliate Asahi Kasei Performance Chemicals Corp. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  polyurethane automotive read more

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Metal-free film exhibits chrome effect

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 | Permalink

A metallic luster film containing no metal whatsoever is making inroads in the automotive sector, replacing solutions based on plating, coating and metal vapor deposition. P!CASUS film from Toray Industries (Tokyo) is a conductive PET-based film of thickness 100-145 micrometers comprising several hundred individual lamellar layers or more formed during the extrusion process with precise control of layer thickness. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – June 2013 Keywords:  P!CASUS film Toray Industries PET film read more

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Teijin: Full polycarbonate auto glazing a long-term proposition

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 | Permalink

While full vehicle polycarbonate (PC) glazing would enable an attractive 30-40% weight reduction over glass in an era where automakers are prioritizing lightweighting in order to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, widespread adoption is at least five years away according to materials supplier Teijin (Tokyo), a leading proponent of the shift away from glass. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Chinaplas: Japanese additives supplier targets Brazilian market; starts up specialty light stabilizer production in China

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 | Permalink

Increasing polymer production in Brazil and a growing automotive market there have prompted Japanese plastic additives supplier Adeka Corp. (Tokyo) to establish a sales and marketing office in Sao Paulo. Adeka supplies antioxidants, light stabilizers, lubricants and nucleating agents among other additive products. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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