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Polyamide compound production starts in Indonesia

Thursday, August 15th, 2013 | Permalink

The Southeast Asian nation of Indonesia with its population of 242 million-plus and motor vehicle production of more than 1.1 million vehicles in 2012 and 586,479 vehicles in the first half of this year, is surprisingly devoid of competent compounders of engineering resins for automotive applications. It has received a boost, however, though a Japanese investment in a polyamide (PA) 66 compounding capability. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  glass fiber reinforced polyamide 66 engineering plastic compounding Indonesia automotive Japanese read more

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High performance EV prototype utilizes polyamide materials

Friday, June 14th, 2013 | Permalink

The latest prototype electric vehicle (EV) from SIM-Drive Corp. (Kawasaki City, Japan) employs two types of polyamide supplied by DSM Engineering Plastics (Singapore). The SIM-CEL is a high-performance EV that boasts a range of almost 325 km on a single charge and it can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.2 seconds. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Chinaplas 2013: Styrenics make a stand in automotive

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 | Permalink

The use of styrenic resins in automotive interiors remains widespread in Europe due to its excellent paintability according to Styrolution (Ludwigshafen), a leading supplier of such materials. It’s adhesive bonding to thermoplastic polyurethanes is another plus when used in high quality vehicle interiors according to Tetsuo Kobayashi, Senior Manager, Automotive at Styrolution Southeast Asia (Singapore). 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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