29 - 30 Mar 2017
Mannheim Congress Center Rosengarten
For more than 40 years, the international VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference in Mannheim has been throwing light on the traditional themes areas of interior, exterior, simulation, materials/technologies, engine/technology and, of course, the key issue of lightweight design. Nowadays even recent topics, such as Industry 4.0 and 3D printing, or hot topics, such as sustainability and recycling, are also moving further into the focus of discussion.
Hardly any other material can compete with plastic as regards efficiency, flexibility and functionality. Due to its properties in production and processing we can tailor plastic materials precisely to requirements in terms of design, comfort and pleasant ambience. When you consider that vehicles, both cars and commercial vehicles, are regarded less and less as simply a means of covering a distance but are also places of work, these are aspects which are becoming increasingly important.
29 Mar 2017
Lightweight PP and plastic-metal hybrid solutions among those SABIC featuring at Germany’s VDI Congress
Mannheim, Germany, March 29, 2017 - With the automotive industry’s continued focus on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency, materials-maker SABIC is presenting a range of solutions at this year’s VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering Congress in Mannheim, Germany.
22 Mar 2017
New Clariant AddWorks® ATR 146 opens door to next-generation durable, low emission automotive interiors
Muttenz, March 22, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, introduces its new heat and light shield to address strengthening OEMs’ requirements in automotive interiors. AddWorks ATR 146 is now setting a new benchmark, aiming to create longer-lasting aesthetics and a healthier environment inside future vehicles due to reduced Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).