PLASTICS

Freudenberg Touts Integrated Bearing Seal

February 07, 2020 at 12:36 PM

Design promises weight, cost and friction benefits

Bimmer EVs Add Flair with Aerodynamic Wheels

February 06, 2020 at 12:21 PM

Lightweight, customizable design can boost driving range by 2%

SEAT Goes for Colorful Camo

January 24, 2020 at 9:03 AM

Rather than the standard black-and-white used to camouflage vehicles under development, SEAT celebrates its Catalan roots

DuPont and ExxonMobil Collaborate for New Material Family

January 07, 2020 at 4:05 AM

Easier door and window opening result from two industry giants collaborating

BASF Building $10 Billion China Complex

November 26, 2019 at 9:24 AM

Chemical giant BASF SE is building a $10 billion manufacturing complex in Zhanjiang, China, to make advanced plastics for the auto and electronics.industries.

Eastman Touts Bio-Plastic for Interior Applications

November 12, 2019 at 11:41 AM

Eastman Chemical Co. says is touting a “green” alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics for Class-A painted interiors surfaces.

Transforming the Seat

November 05, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Most know the famous quote from the 1967 film The Graduate, when an older executive tells the college graduate as he looks toward the future: “Plastics.” If I was to encounter a young mobility designer now, 52 years later, the one word of advice I’d give is: “Pods.” As in personal seating pod design for the upcoming massive multi-passenger vehicle mobility future.

Lightening Up Through Topology Optimization

October 04, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Products can be lighter and better through the application of topology optimization. However, they might look somewhat different. . .

Plastic Omnium Shuffles Management Team

September 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM

France’s Plastic Omnium SA is reorganizing its management team to bring in younger leaders to help prepare the company for long-term growth.

Volvo to Recall 507,000 Diesels for Fire Risk

July 22, 2019 at 9:25 AM

Volvo Car Corp. plans to recall some 507,000 vehicles worldwide whose diesel engines are equipped with a plastic intake manifold that could melt and cause a fire.