Article - 23 Aug 2003
With automotive manufacturers increasingly turning to lighter materials such as composites, there is also increased pressure on them to recycle these materials. Pyrolysis is a process that can be used...
Article - 22 Aug 2003
Polymer based engine covers are helping to beautify the engine bays and under bonnet areas of new cars such as BMW's. New materials such as mineral/glass fibre reinforced nylon 6 are being used that...
News - 1 Feb 2010
Leading automotive manufacturer MPC Inc. (Walworth, WI) and PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) created an eco-friendly engine cover for the award-winning 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Earlier this month, the...
News - 6 Mar 2007
A futuristic engine cover with an integrated air filter is the brainchild of developers at MAHLE Filtersysteme in Öhringen, Germany. MAHLE produces this large part with its attractive design...
Article - 27 Sep 2001
Adding nanosized particles to polymers can enhance properties such as strength, modulus, thermal stability as well as decreasing gas permeability. Properties such as toughness and impact resistance...
News - 10 Nov 2010
General Motors' use of DuPont Zytel PLUS nylon for its Ecotec 2.0-liter Turbo powering Cadillac CTS vehicles captured the 'Most Innovative Use of Plastics" Award in the Materials category...
News - 13 Nov 2014
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Material Sciences Company, announces a new award for its EcoPaXX® high performance polyamide 410. A lightweight multi-functional crankshaft cover in the...
News - 8 Nov 2007
The Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota, Japan, is using BASF’s melamine resin foam Basotect® TG for its Lexus flagship LS series engine hood covers. This is the first Basotect TG application...
News - 7 Oct 2009
Of the plastic automobile components honored with an SPE Automotive Division Award 2009 (Europe), the Powertrain category included an innovative design for which BASF not only supplied the Ultramid...
Article - 15 Feb 2001
This article discusses thermoplastic composites and how they have overtaken aluminum as the production material of choice in the aviation and transportation industries.