• Composite Hatchback Panel

    Composite Hatchback Panel

    The Nissan composite hatchback panel is a good example of what is feasible in thermoplastic composite materials, even for high-volume applications. Development Partnership OEM Nissan, molder Hitachi and material supplier Quadrant Plastic Composites (QPC) teamed up for this complex rear [...]
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  • Europe PVC Outlook Improves on Healthier Demand

    Europe PVC Outlook Improves on Healthier Demand

    European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) demand has risen in the third quarter on the back of a recovery in downstream sectors, including the key construction industry. Contract price discussions are underway for August with initial expectations in line with or higher [...]
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  • A New Carbon Fiber from South Africa

    A New Carbon Fiber from South Africa

    Although carbon fiber materials are strong and lightweight, they cost too much. However, this situation is expected to change. Scientists from South Africa have discovered a cheaper alternative. On July 29, it is reported that researchers at the University of [...]
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