Wonderfully versatile: Plastics shape the car of the future

17/11/2022

The versatility of plastic is one of its strongest characteristics, and it makes it particularly popular amongst designers. Plastic is also a favored material for BASF's design team: in collaboration with Citroën, the chemical company rethought the classic car - with plastic as the central building block that made the implementation of the innovative concept possible in the first place.
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Image: Detail of a person standing at an electric vehicle charging station charging their black car ; Copyright: duallogic

Wallbox control panel is manufactured using the IMD process

15/11/2022

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is focusing on sustainable development in the field of machinery and equipment. The new innovation in the form of an all-electric injection molding machine called IntElect2 220/660-1100 with low scrap rates and thanks to platen parallelism is an example of the plan. It is used to produce a wallbox using the IMD process.
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"Designers love solving problems."

14/10/2022

Sue Neuhauser and Page Beermann of Faraday Future talk about the opportunities for CMF in the automotive industry.
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Photo: Person with blue gloves applying coating on scratches of car surface; Copyright: Iakobchuk

A new self-healing coating material

19/09/2022

A transparent protective coating material that can heal itself within 30 minutes when exposed to sunlight has been developed by a research team from the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT).
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Röchling BioBoom: bioplastics make cars greener

27/07/2021

Alongside many other industries, the automotive sector is also moving in the green direction. Electromobility is booming. However, plastics produced from non-renewable raw materials such as petroleum are also installed in e-cars. Röchling Automotive has recognized the need for bioplastics that meet the high requirements for automotive applications – and has developed BioBoom.
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