Tag Archives: BASF

Plastic Wheel: Is It In Your Car’s Future?

Plastic automotive wheel rims may be getting closer to prime time. And the payoff could be big in overall vehicle weight savings. BASF this month was awarded a [..]

Automotive, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Polyamides , ,

Collaboration Impressive on Lincoln’s New Front Camera

Seven different engineering plastics from five producers are used in a complex camera deployment mechanism hidden behind the badge emblem in the 2016 Lincoln MKX. Ford has filed [..]

Automotive, Composites, Engineering Thermoplastics, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, North America, Polyacetal, Polyamides , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ford Develops Rear Seat iPad Holder–Just For China

There’s a lot of hand-wringing in the media about the economic slowdown in China, but it remains a haven for conspicuous consumption. Ford, for example, has developed an iPad [..]

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BASF Takes Aim At Shielded Plastics Opportunities

BASF is actively exploring shielded plastics applications, particularly automotive, as a major market opportunity. One of the exhibits at the BASF booth is a housing for an electric [..]

Automotive, Conductive Material, Design , ,

Moldable Carbon Composite Will Drive Auto Applications

New technologies are pushing the adoption curve for carbon composites in automotive applications, especially in Europe.  Not so much in the United States, where we suddenly live once again [..]

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The American Fracking Revolution Pulls in BASF

BASF’s investigation of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in the United States signals an acceleration of the significant impact of the shale gas revolution on the United States [..]

North America, polypropylene ,

Chinese Entry Ups the Ante for Bio Polyamides

A rapidly emerging Shanghai chemical producer announced at Chinaplas last week that it has started commercial production of a polyamide (nylon) made 100 percent from plant sugars using [..]

Asia, Bioplastics, Green , , , , ,

Chinese Machine Builders Will Strut Their Stuff Next Week

The 28th International Exhibition on Plastics & Rubber Industries –aka Chinaplas–will be held April 23-26 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, PR China. The exhibition area is [..]

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Best of K: BMW’s i3 Takes Plastics To New Places

Best of K2013: Number 4 The BMW i3 The BMW all-electric i3 car, which officially went on the market last Saturday, is a tour-de-force of plastics applications, including [..]

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BASF Ramps Up Efforts In Thermoplastic Composites

BASF is expected to spend close to $100 million in the next three years in R&D to ramp up its thermoplastic composites business in response to increasing efforts [..]

Automotive, Design, Europe, Reinforcing Material