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Polyamide, polyester displace SMC in modular truck bumper

Monday, April 15th, 2013 | Permalink

Bumpers for trucks and heavy goods vehicles are being increasingly manufactured from thermoplastics. Unlike previous models, these bumpers are no longer produced as a single piece from sheet molding compounds (SMC). Instead, they are manufactured on a modular basis from several components, consisting of, for example, polyamide and polyester compounds from Lanxess (Leverkusen, Germany). This reportedly enables easier repair. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Lightweighting options for heavy trucks

Monday, April 8th, 2013 | Permalink

An increased industry emphasis on fuel efficiency, safety and operator comfort are accelerating the drive for heavy truck OEMs and their tier suppliers to discover new solutions for lightweighting, better ergonomics, styling, and sustainability. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – April 2013 Keywords:  Heavy trucks Sabic Innovative Plastics thermoplastics read more

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Lightweighting options for heavy trucks