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Veronica Axelsson

Sticks for the winter ball sport bandy are lighter and stronger thanks to use of Inxide's TeXtreme composite. more

Materials

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ARBURG GmbH + Co KG

Industry 4.0, automation and fibre direct compounding will be the Arburg focus when it arrives at NPE2018 in Orlando. more

NPE 2018

Budget airline Ryanair has published an environmental plan to maintain its planes' plastic in the circular economy. more

Industry News

SABIC has added to its foams portfolio with the launch of a new generation of melt strength polypropylenes. more

Materials

In the following article, experts from Albis explain how switching to plastics compounds for lighting applications can bring several benefits through reduced weight, design freedom and economic advantages. more

Materials

ABS boxes from Belgrade Polymers sorted a lightweighting problem for Doyle's Commercial coachbuilders of Leicester. more

Materials

German reporcessing firm WIPAG acquired by Albis. more

Industry News

Thormac will be displaying how its gains from Wittmann Battenfeld moulding machinery is lightweighting products for automotive and aviation industries. more

Interplas 2017

Plastics in modern, and future, vehicles continue to increase in volume and importance. This was evident at the recent ‘Plastics in Automotives’ conference organised by the VDI, where the very latest developments were unveiled. more

Materials

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KraussMaffei

KraussMaffei has joined materials scientists at the Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology at Dresden University of Technology to advance FRP metal hybrids. more

Machinery

A lightweight, expanded polypropylene bead foam material is to take to the waves in a brand new line of bodyboards, enabling a range that is lighter, more durable and performance enabling. more

Materials

A high-performance concept car produced with lightweight plastics, eco-efficient materials and the very latest design concepts is on display for visitors for the duration of the K Show. more

K 2016

An Italian manufacturer has created a mannequin manufactured from polypropylene foam to create a recyclable, lightweight and more cost-effective product. more

Materials

The manufacturer of ARPRO, a lightweight, expanded polypropylene bead foam material, is set to increase capacity following strong growth. more

Materials

Solvay’s CEO has written an open letter to the pilots of the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) solar airplane, thanking them for “12 extraordinary years” of big and small technical victories in sustainable materials development. more

Materials

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo, the world’s largest tequila brand, to explore the use of the producer’s agave plant byproduct to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles. more

Materials

Car manufacturer, Toyota, has marked an industry first with the first production vehicle to feature a rear quarter window in polycarbonate (PC) material with a plasma-coat solution designed to deliver the highest level of durability performance. more

Materials

The use of plastics solutions from BASF are helping to improve the passenger experience in a new concept vehicle. more

Materials

An award-winning car seat for babies has achieved a 30 percent weight saving thanks to the use of an expanded polypropylene bead foam material in the design. more

Materials