TRANSATLANTIC TRANSITIONS: PLASTICS MOVE FROM OVER THERE TO OVER HERE
- The weak link in reinforced nylons. Kren, Lawrence // Machine Design;03/22/2001, Vol. 73 Issue 6, p67
Provides information on a study conducted to test the strength of nylon thermoplastics used in automobiles. Details on the strength of fiber-filled nylons in molded parts knit lines; Software to simulate liquid plastic flow by Moldflow Corp.; Application of fiber-reinforced nylons by...
- Cars using more plastics? White, Liz // Urethanes Technology;Apr/May2001, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p32
Focuses on issues about the use of plastics in the automotive industry. Views of automobile materials specifiers on plastic; Influence of plastic on automobile design.
- Strength and Beauty. Leaversuch, Robert // Plastics Technology;Jan2003, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p42
Discusses the utility of nylon 6 in automobiles in the U.S. Protection and beautification of cars' under-hood area; Mechanical strength of standard nylon 6; Factors that influence the properties of nylon 6; U.S.-based companies that utilize nylon in automobiles; Benefits of using nylon in...
- Two-component polyurethane coatings for automotive plastics. Stano, Patrick // Paint & Coatings Industry;Jun98, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p50
Focuses on the growth of the use of two-component polyurethane (2K) coatings for automotive interior and exterior plastic applications. Use of the coatings to protect and enhance 30 to 35 percent of all automotive exterior plastic applications in North America; Chemistry of 2K coatings.
- Automakers see advantages in capabilities of mold shops. Miel, Rhoda // Plastics News;5/6/2002, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p11
Reports on the automobile makers taking advantage of engineering capabilities available in mold shops in North America. Opportunities provided by the trend for toolmakers; Participation of toolmakers in the design stage for vehicles with plastic materials; Leadership of General Motors Corp. in...
- Plastics will do nicely. Brophy, Richard // Automotive Engineer;Jun99, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p90
Focuses on the automobile industry's adoption of thermoforming technology. Advantages of thermoforming; Use of plastics in the automotive industry; Factors affecting thermoforming applications in the automotive industry.
- Chemical Companies Look to Fill Nylon-12 Supply Gap. Valk, Vincent; Alperowicz, Natasha // Chemical Week;4/30/2012, Vol. 174 Issue 12, p10
The article discusses efforts by chemical companies to fill a supply gap in the nylon-12 market caused by the explosion and fire at Evonik's Marl, Germany cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant, which manufacturers much of the world's supply. According to reports, the explosion led to shortage of...
- Ford using Honeywell's repolymerized nylon. Miel, Rhoda // Plastics News;11/6/2000, Vol. 12 Issue 36, p4
Reports on Ford Motor Co.'s use of repolymerized nylon produced by Honeywell International Inc. in the 2001 models of some of its vehicles. Automotive part for which the nylon will be used; Significance of the deal for Honeywell; Challenges faced by Honeywell in getting Ford to use the nylon.
- Ascend targets nylon for auto applications, opening new unit. Esposito, Frank // Plastics News;4/21/2014, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p0003
The article discusses the business initiatives of the materials firm Ascend Performance Materials Inc. as of April 2014. Topics include the planned construction of a propylene monomer manufacturing unit in Alvin, Texas, the use of nylon in the automotive industry, and the comments of the...