Lightweight Materials

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

1 Feb 2018 12:09 Industry News

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

29 Nov 2017 14:11 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

21 Nov 2017 15:21 Materials

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

24 Oct 2017 15:05 Materials

German reporcessing firm WIPAG acquired by Albis. more

4 Oct 2017 16:17 Industry News

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

18 Jul 2017 15:48 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

20 Apr 2017 10:32 Materials



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

21 Feb 2017 12:30 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

28 Dec 2016 09:00 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

25 Aug 2016 14:44 Materials

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

9 Aug 2016 09:46 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

26 Jul 2016 09:41 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

20 Jul 2016 13:54 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

18 Jul 2016 09:57 Materials

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

18 Jul 2016 09:57 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

6 Jul 2016 09:00 Materials

The EPDA says the use of aviation grade plastics will play an “increasingly important role” in the future of aircraft design owing to their ability to both improve fuel efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of passenger flights. more

4 Jul 2016 14:00 Materials

A lightweight, expanded polypropylene bead foam material has been used to achieve almost 3kg of weight savings, as well as reductions in CO2 emissions, in Peugeot’s 308 model. more

27 Apr 2016 14:00 Materials