Automotive


FoamPartner receives 3M Service Award

Polishing machine. (Photo: Getty Images/baona)
Leverkusen (Germany) / Wolfhausen (Switzerland) / Langenthal (Switzerland), June 2019. As a manufacturer, developer, and processor, the FoamPartner Group, headquartered in Wolfhausen (Canton of Zurich, Switzerland) supplies trade and industry worldwide with foams for a wide range of applications. For many years now, FoamPartner has been a strategic supplier for the US multi-tech corporation- 3M. FoamPartner also supplies its affiliate with more than 40 different polishing and interface pads for use in the automotive branch; some for the OEM, some for sales in the aftermarket trade.

OBoSky® ‒ easy to process, durable and low in emissions

Thanks to their homogenous and fine-pore cell structure, OBoSky® foams from FoamPartner deliver extremely uniform surfaces, ideal in particular for high-quality automotive headliners. (Photo: Getty Images/algre)FoamPartner, specializing in advanced foam solutions, has developed a foam product family characterized by extremely low emission levels for use in automotive headliners with high demands on processability and design.

Innovation with adhesion compound from KRAIBURG TPE

The roof rail system developed by Gutsche Engineering is part of the standard equipment for German premium SUVs. It rests on bases with two-component covers that take advantage of the outstanding processing properties of THERMOLAST® A as well as of its excellent temperature and weather resistance. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE offers a broad range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for interior and exterior applications, as well as applications for engine compartments and power trains of motor vehicles. Gutsche Engineering – specialized in sophisticated vehicle components – also relies on the TPE manufacturer from Waldkraiburg, Germany, in producing its innovative roof rail cover. Gutsche Engineering has benefited from the cost-effective processing and above all from the outstanding weather resistance combined with cohesive ASA adhesion in KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® A compound for this application.

100% recyclable RENOLIT TECNOGOR composite sheet production starts in India for automotive interior market

Team: APPL GOR Plastics India. 
(Photo: RENOLIT COMPOSITES, PR003)RENOLIT GOR S.p.A., a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic and thermoformable materials for the global automotive market, has responded to growing global demand for RENOLIT TECNOGOR. The RENOLIT COMPOSITES business unit has added a new production line to the APPL GOR Plastics India Pvt. Ltd. plant for customers in India and the Asia Pacific region. The new extrusion line, located in Pune, near Mumbai, is the first facility outside of Europe able to produce, clean, safe RENOLIT TECNOGOR thermoformable sheets and rolls, along with other lightweight, 100% recyclable, sustainable products in the RENOLIT COMPOSITES range.

K 2019: New KRAIBURG TPE compounds for consumer and automotive applications

K-2019: New KRAIBURG TPE compounds for consumer and automotive applications. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE will present itself once again as competence leader in the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) market at the upcoming K 2019 trade fair held from October 16 to 23 in Düsseldorf. At both booth C58-4 located in “Rubber Street” in hall 6 and its ideas factory at booth E22, the TPE manufacturer will address major challenges and trends the growing TPE business is facing.

ECONAMID® AIR carbon fiber reinforced PA compounds showcased at AEROCAR in Spain where automotive and aerospace industries gather to grow technology transfer

The combination of upcycled nylon feedstock and recycled carbon fibers in ECONAMID® AIR PA compounds from DOMO Engineering Plastics results in a signifi-cant reduction of CO2 emissions.With a focus on the use of composites and new materials in the aeronautic and automotive sectors, Domo Engineering Plastics will be presenting its portfolio of ECONAMID® polyamide (PA) polymers based on valuable post-production feedstock, at the AEROCAR Final Event in Spain this month.

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