#SUSTAINABILITY

Sales

BMW Plots Post-Coronavirus Growth

$32 billion earmarked for advanced r&d over next five years

Propulsion

Sweden Tests Electrified Road

Wireless tech recharges EV batteries on the fly

Finishing

Toyota Touts More Efficient Electrostatic Painting Process

Device enables 95% coating efficiency, reduces emissions and paint booth size

Interiors & Electronics

Can Your Car Help Protect You Against the Coronavirus?

Geely touts air purification system in new crossover

Business

Fracking and Fatal Traffic Accidents

What are the impacts from the trucks hauling wastewater from fracking sites?

Materials & Lightweighting

Goodyear Envisions Self-Regenerating Tires

If you’re going to dream big, how about a car with adaptive tires that can regrow treads

Materials & Lightweighting

Hengst Develops Reusable Oil Filter Module

Spin-on plastic unit promises to reduce combined steel and oil waste by 642,000 tons per year 

Is Recycled Metal Scrap the Future Feedstock of Choice for Metal 3D Printing?

MolyWorks is future-proofing the circular economy for metals with small-footprint atomization technology that converts metal scrap into additive manufacturing powder on the spot. But that's not the end of the story.

Hybrid

Fisker's Upcoming “Ocean” EV in Action

Highlights include a sport suspension, active aerodynamics and enhanced crash protection

Business

VW: We Need a Green Kick in the Pants

“We are too slow,” admits CEO Herbert Diess.

Car/Ride Sharing

Report: Ride-Hailing Services Significantly Increase Emissions

Researchers call for more pooled rides in electric vehicles

Legal

Four Auto Companies Rank Among the World's Most Ethical

GM and Cooper Standard make the list for the first time, joining long-running honorees Aptiv and Cummins

Materials & Lightweighting

Bentley Teases the Future of Coachbuilding

Limited-edition Bacalar supercar to take styling cues from last year’s EXP 100 concept

Injection Molders: Do You Have Your Sustainability Story Straight?

In the coming years, injection molders will be asked to help improve the sustainability of the products and components they help create—will you be ready to answer the call?

Propulsion

Carbon Fiber Joins Fight for EV Battery Cases

SGL touts recent wins in North America and Europe

3D Printing Trends for 2020 (and a Quick Look Back at 2019)

Additive Manufacturing (both the technology and the media brand) advanced and matured in 2019. A quick recap of 2019, plus predictions for 3D printing in 2020. 

Recycling & Scrap Reclaim: Machinery Technology Advances as 'Circular Economy' Takes Hold

The circular economy and recycling were the top themes at K 2019, and machine builders responded with new systems to improve equipment performance and material quality.

Mobility

Bikes, Buses and Drones at SEAT

SEAT is improving its environmental footprint, in part by taking to the air

6K's Onyx In718 Metal Powder Created from Sustainable Sources

6K’s Onyx In718 premium nickel alloy metal powder is said to be derived from certified chemistry sustainable sources.

Propulsion

IBM Touts Next-Gen EV Battery Tech

New chemistry is said to be cheaper, more powerful, faster to charge, less volatile and more sustainable than current lithium-ion batteries. 

Learn from Injection Molding’s Thought Leaders: Register Now for Molding 2020

The world’s premier injection molding technical conference comes to Chicago, March 17-19.

How 3D Printing Enables Sustainability in a High-Turnover Consumer Market

Pengraff UK built its business initially providing mounting solutions for routers and telecommunications equipment, hardware with built-in obsolescence. 3D printing and sustainable materials enable the company to live its values while manufacturing products with a limited lifespan.

Brush Up on Recycling in Honor of America Recycles Day

Plastics are an extremely important part of our daily lives—and their proper disposal is extremely important as well. Recycling is the key to saving energy and keeping plastics out of oceans and landfills. In honor of America Recycles Day, check out Recycling 101 on This Is Plastics to brush up on the basics, and go beyond to see how the industry is innovating to recycle more plastics or turn these resources into energy.

Sustainability and Circularity at NPE2021

Circularity will be a show-defining feature of NPE2021, including an expanded, dedicated exhibit zone spotlighting sustainability.