PLASTICS

Sales

Nissan’s Goal and Greener Interior Materials

Two things to know/think about
#Nissan #Covestro

Plastics

Toyota, Harley-Davidson Nab Top Lightweighting Awards

Electric motorcycles, free-standing seat frames, composite steering knuckles and tension leaf springs
#HarleyDavidson #BASF #Toyota

Plastics

What bp’s Sale of Its Petrochemical Business Might Mean

bp is changing its business model in a big way. This is something other companies should pay attention to.
#Carbon

Plastics

Weighing in on Composites

Continental Structural Plastics aims to grow its sales from about $900 million last year to $1.5 billion by 2025.
#Ford #Toyota #Carbon

Business

Honda Modifies Odyssey for COVID-19 Testing

Plastic partition helps protect drivers transporting people to Detroit test sites
#asia #tech #covid-19

Design

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite Developed for Toyota EV Concept

Reduced weight is advantageous for EV application
#Toyota #Covestro

Interiors

Porsche Seats Get a 3D-Printed Structure

Well, 40 seats do for the near-term. But after that. . . ?
#Porsche

Design

INDYCAR Adds Polycarbonate “AEROSCREEN” to Vehicles

Serious safety added to the open-wheeled racers
#Firestone #PPG

Plastics

Hengst Develops Reusable Oil Filter Module

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

Plastics

Freudenberg Touts Integrated Bearing Seal

Design promises weight, cost and friction benefits
#tech