Enjoy reading insights of TPE expert Patrick Ellis on the current and future market for thermoplastic elastomers in automotive applications and have a look at our special on additive manufacturing with soft materials. Arburg talks about the latest update of the Freeformer and what this famous machine can do in the field of 3D printing of TPEs.
Learn more about the new VDI guideline 2017 with focus on TPE, get insights of TPE in medical + healthcare markets, learn about Allod’s innovative materials with PTC effect, Uteksol/Albis’ high performance FR TPE, Kuraray’s new damping materials, and last but not least our extensive K 2019 preview.
Learn more about latest global TPE market trends reported by Smithers Rapra and IAL Consultants. The TPE Magazine team is especially pleased to publish in this issue some of the latest research results from Goodyear Medalist and “Rubber City Girl” Judit Puskas about filler interaction in TPE composites. Experts from Kraiburg TPE introduce low emission compounds for automotive interiors. Günter Scholz from BASF shares new aspects on TPEs with us. And last but not least – read a summary of the meeting of Germany’s TPE network TPE-Forum at the premises of the Leibniz-Institute for Polymer Research in Dresden.
Smithers Rapra has published a brochure on latest automotive industry trends. It focusses on key trends and challenges facing the automotive industry today, and how testing will change as the market evolves. It looks at the core trends in the automotive industry, including:
In response to the European Plastics Strategy, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry SusChem and its partners – the European Chemical Industry Council Cefic, PlasticsEurope, the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and the European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform (ECP4) – have issued the new report Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Circular Economy.