The Relyon Plasma Plasmatool is a highly efficient plasma hand tool for flexible and simple surface treatment Read more


The resin offers excellent alkali stress crack resistance for the automotive market Read more


The material reduces the risk of unwanted noise when coming into contact with other casing materials and can be used in vehicle interiors and consumer electronics Read more


The air vents were manufactured using an Akromid polyamide compound Read more


The cuts have the potential to cause major issues within the UK’s plastics industry supply chain Read more

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The second year of decline in a row has been attributed to falling consumer confidence and a highly turbulent market Read more

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Photographer: Keith Polwin

Gamil Magal welcomed as new Board of Arlington Automotive member. Read more

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The Research & Development team at Nifco UK is celebrating five full years in operation, since the department opened in 2014 with just two employees. Read more

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ATM automation

ATM’s inspection systems are designed for error-free components

Leicester-based ATM Automation has developed a range of inspection machines designed for error-free production of automotive plastic parts. Read more



Guests at the opening (Image:McLaren)

New materials production centre opened by royal representatives has the capability to see the UK become “a world leader” in lightweight materials technology, says McLaren CEO. Read more


Bernd Sparenberg and Söhnke Müller of materials compounder and distributor, ALBIS, share with BP&R the materials developments within its portfolio that can help solve modern day challenges for the automotive industry. Read more


The GPA, the association that represents French manufacturers of automotive plastic parts, has urged car manufacturers to find alternative materials because of shortages of PA 6.6. Read more




Covestro to display solutions made of polycarbonate in the most confined spaces. Read more

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Inapal's main site in Porto

Teijin Limited has acquired Inapal Plasticos SA (Inapal), a Portuguese automotive composites supplier, as it looks to expand its business in Europe. Read more


Total Corbion

Noah, the first biobased car

The world’s first biobased car has been successfully designed and built in the Netherlands by the Technical University of Eindhoven. Read more



BASF has developed a range of systems to produce thin and light PU foam components for automobile interiors.

BASF has developed a new series of PU foam systems that allow “significant weight reductions” in the production of slim and light components for automotive interiors. Read more


Asahi Kasei has announced it will acquire Sage Automotive Interiors as part of its strategic expansion of business in the automotive field. Read more

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Borough's David Brereton says the increasing price of nickel could have knock on effects for everyone.

A UK manufacturer of a metal-plated plastic automotive components says the increasing price of nickel is likely to put pressure on the price of parts. Read more

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IAC Halewood features a flexible cockpit just-in-time assembly line for several vehicle models

International Automotive Components (IAC),has implemented manufacturing 4.0 and smart factory applications at its UK site in Halewood, north west England. Read more

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Volvo Car Group

Volvo Cars has announced its ambition that from 2025, at least 25 per cent of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made from recycled material. Read more