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  • Compartmentalization in Times of Technological Upheaval
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 3

    Compartmentalization in Times of Technological Upheaval


    Knowledge is power; lack of knowledge is impotence. Especially when companies are under extreme pressure to change, as the automotive...   more

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    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 4



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  • Japanese Multi-Material Specialists
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 6 - 7

    Japanese Multi-Material Specialists

    With a New R&D Center, Toray Is Setting its Sights on the European Automotive Industry

    At the start of the year, Toray opened a European R&D center near Munich, Germany, dedicated to automotive applications. From specially...   more

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  • On the Road with High Voltage
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 8 - 12

    On the Road with High Voltage

    Engineering Thermoplastics Shape the Electrification of the Automobile

    The future of automotive technology will primarily be electric: innumerable control elements in the interior with aerodynamic add-on parts...   more

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  • Designing for Electromobility
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 13 - 16

    Designing for Electromobility

    Development and Simulative Design of Plastic Components for Lithium Ion Batteries

    Thanks to their technical properties, polycarbonates are predestined to be used as cell holders and housings of lithium-ion batteries for...   more

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  • Plastics in Fuel Cells
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 17 - 21

    Plastics in Fuel Cells

    Electromobility Arguments in Favor of a Future with Hydrogen

    Electromobility, whether based on batteries or hydrogen fuel cells, permits zero-emission driving and the integration of the transport...   more

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  • Like Modern Ship Figureheads
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 22 - 24

    Like Modern Ship Figureheads

    Polypropylene Replaces Acrylonitrile-Styrene-Acrylic Ester and UV-Resistant Paint for Exterior Applications

    UV- and weathering-resistant components with a high-quality surface straight from the machine without post-finishing are in demand for...   more

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  • Between the Grille and the Bumper
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 25 - 28

    Between the Grille and the Bumper

    Thermoplastic Lightweight Design with Thermoplastic Foaming, Metal Inserts and Adaptive Aerodynamics

    High demand for high-volume SUVs and stricter CO2 regulations have forced new developments. Exterior parts should be light, functional and...   more

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  • Working within the Framework
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 29 - 32

    Working within the Framework

    Long Glass Fiber-Reinforced ABS Replaces Magnesium in a Semi-Structural Component

    A function carrier connects in the instrument panel area the driver-side displays and functional elements with the center console. As a...   more

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  • Not for Sensitive Noses
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 33 - 34

    Not for Sensitive Noses

    Stabilizer Reduces VOC Emissions from Polypropylene with No Drawbacks in Processing

    The many different additives in plastic compounds make their composition extremely complex. Special stabilizers help to prevent the...   more

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  • Ceramics Provide Added Value
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 35 - 36

    Ceramics Provide Added Value

    FCT Ingenieurkeramik: CIM Sliding Shoes Reduce Power Consumption and CO2 Emissions

    The use of sliding shoes made from the high-performance ceramic material silicon nitride has a decisive advantage in controllable water...   more

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  • Feel-Good Ambient Lighting  Demands Perfection
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 37 - 39

    Feel-Good Ambient Lighting Demands Perfection

    Witosa Supplies a Hot Runner System for Complex Applications in a Premium Vehicle

    Tool manufacturer Vema was looking for a suitable hot runner system for a complicated injection molding component – the LED strip of a...   more

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  • The Soft Component First
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 40 - 43

    The Soft Component First

    Günther Hot Runner System for Two-Component Application Offers Space even in Tight Conditions

    Low assembly effort, often shorter production times and lower-cost parts production overall are the reasons why 2-component injection...   more

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  • Continuous-Fiber-Reinforced Parts  Safely in Sight
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 44 - 47

    Continuous-Fiber-Reinforced Parts Safely in Sight

    Integrated Production Monitoring Boosts the Reliability of KraussMaffei’s FiberForm Process

    Lightweight parts with integrated functions can be produced efficiently by combining injection molding with the thermoforming of...   more

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  • Advancing into New Dimensions
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 48 - 52

    Advancing into New Dimensions

    Increase of the Adhesive Strength by Modification of the Surfaces

    Additive manufacturing processes provide a very high degree of design freedom and short development times. However, the nature of the...   more

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  • From Waste Collector to the  Plastic Recycler
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 53 - 55

    From Waste Collector to the Plastic Recycler

    Technical Answers to World Political Changes in Film Recycling

    Like plastics manufacturing and processing, the recycling of plastic products requires specialization to be efficient. Accordingly, a Dutch...   more

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  • Galactic Compounds
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 56 - 57

    Galactic Compounds

    Properties of and Demands on Silicone Rubbers in the Space and Aerospace Industry

    Not only on Earth do elastomers make an important contribution to everyday life in demanding applications but they are also in demand for...   more

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