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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 [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Design, Europe, Green, Reinforcing Material , , , , ,

High-Tech Plastics Star in Solar-Powered Cross-America Flight

Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane loaded with innovative light weighting plastics technology, will attempt a flight across America in early May starting in San Francisco and reaching New [..]

Design, Green, North America ,

Bayer Brings Nanotechnology to the New Solar Impulse

Bayer MaterialScience will be the system leader for a newly designed, bigger cockpit for the next version of the Solar Impulse, a solar-powered, piloted aircraft that may be [..]

Aircraft, Carbon Fiber, Europe ,

3M Develops Microstructure Tooling For Tail Lens

A thermoformed microstructured plastic is replacing an injected molded lens in the rear tail lamp of the Buick Enclave. The result is more even illumination, greater design freedom, [..]

Automotive, Design, North America, Polycarbonate , , ,

IKV Molds High-Fiber Composite Quickly

A project in Germany is creating high fiber content parts in a relatively fast process that combines the spray process with compression molding. Fast, that is, for thermoset [..]

Automotive, Composites, Compression, Europe, Reinforcing Material ,

FDA Backs Polycarbonate Producers on BPA Safety

The science is behind us. The major producers of polycarbonate have firmly taken that stand in defense of bisphenol A (BPA), which has been under attack for about [..]

Green, North America, Polycarbonate , ,

What’s the Future for Polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate’s link to bisphenol A (BPA) has left it badly bruised in the public eye, but it’s still a darling of design engineers around the world. Growth rates [..]

Asia, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Design, Electronics, Europe, Green, Management, Medical, North America, Polycarbonate , ,

Poylcarbonate Glazing Continues to Avance, Slowly But Surely

The Peugeot-Citroën Group is now using  plastic glazing made from Teijin’s Panlite polycarbonate resin in the rear quarter windows (“quarter lite”) of the Citroen DS5, a five-door hatchback [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Europe, Green, Injection compression, Injection Molding, North America, Polycarbonate , , , , , ,

TOP 10 MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010: NO. 3

No. 3: A solar-powered, piloted aircraft called the Solar Impulse was a technological tour-de-force at K 2010. A model of the full plane was on display at the [..]

Aircraft, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Polyphthalamide , , , , ,