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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Porsche commercializes 3D-printed bodyform full bucket seat
    Porsche has launched sale of the new 3D-printed bucket seats, the company announced in a press release on 14 October. The seat is available for Porsche models such as Boxster, Cayman, and 911 under Porsche Tequipment. "Seats adapted to individual drivers have been available for a long time in pro...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Autoneum develops battery electromagnetic shield for electric vehicles EVs
    Swiss automotive supplier Autoneum Holding AG announced via press release on 14 October that it had developed a battery electromagnetic shield (EMS) using stamped aluminum. According to the press release, the new EMS prevents electromagnetic radiation from the battery from affecting the func...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hitachi and Hitachi Astemo jointly develop in-wheel EV direct-drive system
    Japanese companies Hitachi and Hitachi Astemo announced via press release on 1 October that they had jointly developed a compact lightweight direct-drive system for the increasingly popular electric vehicle (EV) segment. According to the press release, the direct-drive system combines the motor, ...
    11-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Henkel develops one-component UV cured in place gasketing product for electrical components
    Henkel Adhesive Technologies has developed Loctite AA 5885, a one-component polyacrylate cured in place gasketing product to protect sensitive automotive electrical components, it said in a press release on 4 October. Henkel says the new product offers durability even when exposed to high pressur...
    05-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Avient launches new TPEs made from recycled car windshields
    US specialty materials provider Avient announced via press release on 19 August that it had launched a new portfolio of TPEs that use recycled content from automotive windshields. According to the release, the new TPEs, part of Avient’s reSound™ R recycled-content thermoplastic elastomers (TP...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Advanced materials startup Lyten introduces next-generation lithium-sulphur batteries for EVs
    California-based advanced materials startup Lyten has introduced the next generation lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform—LytCell EV—for electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 22 September. According to Lyten, the next generation ‘Silicon Valley’ battery innovat...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    CENEX-LCV 2021: Astheimer, BAMD, Potenza, and Conjure unveil EV roadster Aura
    Aura, an electric 2-seater sports car concept was unveiled by a quartet of British companies at the CENEX-LCV show at the Millbrook Proving Grounds on 22 September. According to the Aura website, the concept car, a low-emission long-range EV designed for sustainability, was designed, develop...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Lotus unveils lightweight modular chassis for upcoming EV range
    British automotive company Lotus announced via press release on 21 September an innovative new lightweight chassis technology that will underpin its upcoming family of electric sports cars. According to the press release, the chassis structure, designed using high-strength, high-ductility BD...
    24-Sep-2021 News New Products
    SABIC launches new resin for automotive under-the-hood applications
    Saudi chemical company Sabic announced via press release on 13 September that it had introduced a new polymer resin, NORYL GTX™ 9500, that offers excellent dimensional stability under hot and humid conditions. According to the press release, the new resin joins Sabic’s portfolio of unfil...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    INEOS Styrolution introduces new styrene resins made using recycled waste
    German styrenic supplier INEOS Styrolution announced via press release on 8 September that it had introduced new styrene plastic resins made using mechanically recycled post-consumer waste. According to the press release, the new Novodur® ECO specialty ABS and Novodur® ECO High Heat grades...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies displays EV components at the Battery Show, USA
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies showcased newly developed, innovative thermally-conductive and electrically-insulating (or TCEI) materials that are used in manufacturing bobbins for electric motors, along with other EV-specific components and battery systems at the Battery Show in Novi, Michigan, U...
    17-Sep-2021 News New Products
    TDK launches new ceramic capacitors for automotive electronics applications
    Japanese multinational electronics company TDK announced via a press release on 14 September that it had expanded its CN series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to include four new products, two of which are specifically designed for automotive passive electronics applications. The n...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental launches SportContact 7 tires for performance cars
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 8 September that it had released the 7th generation of its SportContact tire and that it would be available in the autumn of this year. According to the press release, a total of 42 articles will be available thi...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Pirelli unveils new sustainable tires for hybrids and EVs at show
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced via press release on 9 September that it had equipped nearly one in three electric cars at the 2021 International IAA Mobility Show in Munich with its P Zero and Scorpion tires. According to the press release, the new P Zero tires containing Elect ...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW unveils sustainability-focused i Vision Circular concept
    German vehicle manufacturer BMW announced via a press release on 6 September that it would be unveiling its sustainability-focused i Vision Circular concept vehicle at the IAA Mobility this year. According to the company’s press release, the new compact vehicle, designed for the ...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Continental unveils new Greenconcept tire
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced in a press release on 6 September that it would be unveiling its Greenconcept sustainable tire at the IAA Mobility this year. According to the company’s press release, roughly 52% of the new Greenconcept tire is made ...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    SABIC to feature innovative ELCRES™ HTV150 dielectric film at PCIM Asia 2021
    Saudi chemical manufacturing company Sabic announced via press release on 6 September that it will be featuring its new ELCRES™ HTV150 dielectric film at the PCIM Asia 2021 exhibition taking place in Shenzhen, China, between 9 and 11 September. According to the press release, the new film was d...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Ferodo develops new Fuse+ Technology brake pad
    British braking components supplier Ferodo announced on its blog on 3 September that it had developed a new automotive brake pad, Ferodo Fuse+ Technology, that it believes can bridge the gap between automotive braking performance and comfort. According to the company’s blog post, the new Fuse+ ...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Axalta to showcase coatings for EV batteries and motors at Novi Battery Show
    US manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings Axalta announced on 7 September via a press release that it will be unveiling a portfolio of powder coatings at The Battery Show North America being held in Novi, Michigan, from 14 to 16 September. According to the release, the Axalta booth ...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Webasto to showcase innovative roof solutions for autonomous driving and EVs
    According to official press release dated 3 September, Webasto announced that it will present innovative roof for autonomous driving, efficient heating system, passenger car battery and smart-charging solution. Lidar sensors and cameras for autonomous driving are integrated into the large panoram...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental's sensIC project integrates printed electronics into rubber
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced on 2 September that it had initiated research project sensIC at the Center for Functional Printing Technologies in Freiburg, Germany, toward integrating rubber components with sensor technology. According to the company’s press rel...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    BASF develops lightweight panorama roof frame using high speed plastic
    German multinational chemical company BASF announced on 31 August that it had successfully validated the use of its Ultradur® High Speed PBT Engineering Plastic in open panorama headliner frames. According to the company’s press release, the PBT panorama frame, developed in conjunction with Grupo...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    PPG to showcase EV battery coatings at automotive technology events in Michigan
    Pennsylvania-based specialty chemicals company PPG plans to display its growing portfolio of electric vehicle (EV) battery solutions, including an innovative cathode binder that helps increase lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery production efficiency and safety, at the upcoming automotive events—The Batt...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    SABIC introduces new resins containing recycled content for automotive applications
    Saudi multinational chemical manufacturing company SABIC introduced on 2 September its first three automotive-grade resins containing mechanically recycled content. The three new resins, namely the SABIC® T2E-3320EH polypropylene (PP) compound, the XENOY™ T2NX2500UV resin, and...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz, SSAB collaborate on CO2-free steel for prototype body shell parts
    Mercedes-Benz has launched a partnership with the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB for carbon dioxide (CO2)-free steel. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 1 September, the company stated that the first prototype parts for body shells made of CO2-free steel are being planned for n...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Benteler to showcase multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    German automotive components supplier, Benteler, has announced that it will present multiple innovations at the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021 event, which will be held in Munich, Germany, in September. According to a press release issued by Benteler on 25 August, the company will display its Benteler E...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    HIU researchers develop high-energy-density lithium metal cell
    Researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) in Germany have developed a lithium metal battery that offers extremely high energy density of 560 watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg), based on the total weight of the active materials, using a promising combination of cathode and electrolyte, Green Car ...
    24-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Faraday Institution innovates new material recovery process in recycling of used EV batteries
    Material and battery researchers working on the Faraday Institution project on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries (ReLiB) at the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham have developed a new innovative method, which solves a critical challenge in the recovery of materials used in end-of-life ele...
    19-Aug-2021 News New Products
    New recycling process recovers 92% battery materials, Tesla claims
    Palo Alto–based electric car company, Tesla, Inc has claimed that its new recycling process can recover about 92% of battery cell materials, according to a report filed by EV publication Electrek. While Tesla has been working with third-party material recycling companies for their end-of-l...
    10-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Continental sees EVs driving demand for sustainable interior materials
    German global automotive supplier of critical components and technologies Continental said in a press release on 5 August that zero-emission vehicles are already driving the demand for its innovative surface materials for interior systems and upholstery. According to Dirk Leiß, wh...
    06-Aug-2021 News New Products
    EV battery recycling startup Ever Resource, partners win grant from UK’s Faraday Battery Challenge
    Battery recycling startup along with its partners including Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and Advanced Electronics & Logistics (AEL) have secured about GBP 777,000 (approximately USD921,193) in grant funding via Innovate UK’s Faraday Battery Challenge, Ever Resource said in a press release...
    05-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen-backed solid-state battery company Quantumscape testing 10-layer cells
    Solid-state lithium metal battery company Quantumscape is currently testing its first 10-layer cells, in the commercially relevant 70x85 mm form factor, at 1C and C/3 (one and three-hour charge and discharge) rates a standard temperature (25°C) and pressure (3.4 atmospheres), the company said in a ...
    30-Jul-2021 News New Products
    CATL unveils first generation sodium-ion batteries
    Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) unveiled its first-generation sodium-ion battery at the “Tech Zone” online launch event. According to a press release issued by CATL on 29 July, the company also introduced its AB battery pack solution, which can integrate so...
    30-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Startup Factorial Energy announces test results for 40Ah solid-state battery
    US-based solid-state battery technology startup, Factorial Energy has announced the initial round of test results of its 40Ah battery, according to a Green Car Congress report dated 16 July. The company’s initial round of testing of the 40Ah cell cycle behavior at 25˚C demonstrated a 97.3% cap...
    23-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Porsche-backed Cellforce Group selects BASF for development of Li-ion batteries
    Porsche-backed Cellforce Group (CFG) has selected the German chemical company, BASF as the as its exclusive cell development partner in the development of next generation lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, the company said in a press announcement on 21 July. Cellforce is a joint venture (JV) between P...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    AkzoNobel unveils sensor hiding film technology
    AkzoNobel announced on 15 July that it had developed innovative film technology that allows automotive manufacturers to conceal radar sensors behind decorative metallic parts. “Vehicle requirements are changing all the time and we’re very happy to have solved this difficult problem with an in...
    21-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Startup Natural Fiber Welding raises USD15 million
    Illinois-based materials company Natural Fibre Welding (NFW) has raised USD 15 million in new funding, the company said in a press release on 13 July. The funding round was led by The Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA), with participation by BMW i Ventures, Prairie Crest Capital,...
    20-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Non-profit association Alumobility releases study results on aluminum light-weighting solutions
    Alumobility, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing the adoption of aluminum automotive body sheets, announced the results of its technical study on 8 July. The study demonstrates affordable lightweighting through the proposed conversion of a mass-produced, C-segment SUV passenger door from s...
    16-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Autoneum develops new eco-friendly automotive carpets
    Autoneum has developed new eco-friendly carpets that replace latex with thermoplastic material, improving recyclability of the carpets at the end of product life, it said in a press release on 14 July. Production of the new generation of tufted carpets is scheduled to start in early 2022. Autoneu...
    15-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Renault and Plug Power's venture HYVIA hydrogen to sell products throughout Europe
    The HYVIA hydrogen venture, established by French carmaker Renault and Plug Power, will assemble fuel cells and hydrogen refueling stations at its Flins factory in France from the end of 2021 onward. According to a report published by business news agency Reuters on 6 July, this joint venture will a...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    GKN Additive develops 3D printing process for low alloy dual-phase steels DPLA and FSLA
    GKN Additive has adapted a DP600-like material, a widely used low alloy dual-phase steel in the automotive industry, for AM manufacturing. According to a press release issued by GKN Additive on 1 July, the company stated that this enhancement will enable more diverse designs and applications in auto...
    02-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Continental uses supercomputing to research tire and road wear particles
    Continental, the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France have received a grant worth 43 million core hours of supercomputer time for their joint basic research project, which aims to drive fundamental understanding of tire and road wear particles. Ac...
    29-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Lanxess unveils new design for EV charging inlets
    German specialty chemicals company Lanxess AG has developed a new modular design concept for electric vehicle (EV) charging inlets using thermoplastic compounds, the company said in a press release on 22 June. The new design is based on the company’s customized material solutions, focuses ...
    25-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen to use 3D printers in automotive manufacturing
    Volkswagen is pressing ahead with the use of a new process known as binder jetting to manufacture components at the company’s main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 18 June, the company stated that using the binder jetting component reduces costs and...
    21-Jun-2021 News New Products
    EV battery firm Enevate develops low carbon footprint battery technology
    Electric vehicle (EV) battery technology firm Enevate said on 16 June that the company has developed XFC-Energy technology, which can cut down carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from manufacturing batteries by up to 27%. The company said that its trade-marked XFC-Energy technology fetch said results ...
    17-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Samsung SDI raises nickel content in NCA batteries
    Battery manufacturing company Samsung SDI has increased the nickel content in the cathodes of its batteries built using nickel-cobalt-aluminum (NCA) oxide or NCA chemistry for electric cars, according to a report dated June 11 by Electrive.com. Increasing nickel content would increase the energy ...
    14-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Canatu, DENSO sign agreement to develop high-performance reactors used in CNB films
    Carbon nanomaterial company Canatu has signed a joint development agreement with global auto component supplier Denso to develop high-performance reactors used in carbon nanobud (CNB) film production, the company said in a press release on June 9. “The joint development agreement was signed in ...
    11-Jun-2021 News New Products
    MAHLE introduces plastic transmission support bracket made with BASF’s Ultramid technology
    Chemical and material sciences company BASF and automotive supplier MAHLE have together commercialized a plastic transmission support bracket using the former’s innovative material solution Ultramid® A3WG10 polyamide (PA). According to a press release from BASF in May, its Ultramid A3WG10...
    08-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Nano One, Johnson Matthey enter joint development agreement for battery materials
    Nano One® Materials Corp. (Nano One), a clean technology innovator in battery materials, and Johnson Matthey (JM) have announced a joint development agreement for battery materials, according to a company press release on 3 June 2021. Under the agreement, the two companies will co-develop next-gene...
    04-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Grupo Antolin researching on carbon nanofibers for hydrogen fuel cell development
    Grupo Antolin is studying the potential of carbon nanofibers to improve the efficiency, durability, and cost reduction of critical components in next-generation hydrogen fuel cells, the company announced in a press release on 3 June 2021. In this application, carbon nanofibers serve as physical supp...
    04-Jun-2021 News New Products
    NTN develops Ra-sHUB hub bearing for rear wheels with steering assist function
    NTN Corporation has developed the “Ra-sHUB” hub bearing for rear wheels according to a company press release on 28 May. Significance: According to the press release, the Ra-sHUB has been developed by modifying the hub bearing “sHUB” with steering assist function that adjusts the stee...
    03-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Toray develops thermal conductivity technology to raise heat-dissipating properties of CFRP
    Japan-based Toray Industries has developed a thermal conductivity technology that can raise the heat-dissipating properties of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) comparable to that of metals, according to a company press release on 19 May. Significance: Toray states that its new technology wh...
    27-May-2021 News New Products
    Vibracoustic develops modular, lightweight center shaft bearing
    Vibracoustic, a specialist in automotive noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) solutions, has launched a new highly-modular, lightweight center bearing support for prop shaft applications, according to a company press release on 20 May 2021. With high-performance plastic housing and rubber isolation...
    24-May-2021 News New Products
    Solvay extends PPA compound portfolio with Amodel® Bios
    Solvay has expanded its portfolio of high-performance polyphthalamide (PPA) compounds with Amodel® Bios, according to a company press release on May 19. Significance: Amodel® Bios is part of a family of partially bio-based long-chain PPA products available in four grades differentiated by custo...
    21-May-2021 News New Products
    EV battery startup StoreDot, EVE Energy partner to produce XFC batteries
    StoreDot has announced a new framework agreement with its battery manufacturing EVE Energy Co., Ltd (EVE) to bring the former’s silicon-dominant anode XFC FlashBattery for electric vehicles (EVs) to market. According to a company press release on 18 May, the first prototypes will be available for ...
    Plastic Omnium, Hopium partner to develop hydrogen storage for future Māchina
    Plastic Omnium has announced a partnership with French premium hydrogen vehicle manufacturer Hopium, to develop a hydrogen storage system for its future Māchina model, according to a company press release on 12 May. Significance: This high-end hydrogen vehicle Māchina, was first introduced...
    19-May-2021 News New Products
    DuPont introduces Kevlar® MicroCore™ material for battery separators
    DuPont has introduced a new high-temperature-resistant, super fine fiber material called DuPont™ Kevlar® MicroCore™, according to a company press release on 17 May. The material is planned for use in battery separators to help cater to the growing demand for safer, higher- performing lithium-io...
    19-May-2021 News New Products
    Grupo Antolin develops lightweight plastic frames for panorama headliners
    Grupo Antolin has developed lightweight plastic frames for panorama headliners. According to a company press release on 14 May, Grupo Antolin, in collaboration with BASF, have successfully validated the use of material family Ultradur® in plastic frames of solar and panorama headliners. The Spanish...
    19-May-2021 News New Products
    Sabic develops plastic-intensive EV battery pack concept
    Sabic has developed a plastic-intensive electric vehicle (EV) battery pack concept using a systems-engineering approach, according to a report by Plastics Today. The concept utilizes lightweight plastics to address critical industry needs for enhanced performance, flexible design, greater safety, an...
    17-May-2021 News New Products
    Rio Tinto develops steel powder for 3D printing at metallurgical complex in Canada
    Rio Tinto has developed and tested a new water-atomized steel powder designed for 3D printing applications, according to a report by mining.com. The powder has been designed at the company’s Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada. Significance: Rio T...
    12-May-2021 News New Products
    OSRAM Continental joins forces with REHAU
    OSRAM Continental has joined forces with REHAU to drive forward the fusion of automotive exterior components with light, the Germany-based company said in a press release on 3 May. The partners have developed concepts and prototypes that are currently being presented to OEMs. “Automobiles are o...
    Freudenberg launches electrically conductive seals for EVs operating at 800V
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) has launched a new generation of electrically conductive seals ‘eCONevo’ for high-performance electric drives at the virtual 2021 Vienna Motor Symposium, according to a company press release on 29 April 2021. The new seals prevent bearing damage caused by e...
    04-May-2021 News New Products
    Stratasys introduces three new 3D printers for additive manufacturing
    Stratasys introduced three new 3D printers in additive manufacturing of end-use parts systems to facilitate additive manufacturing for low-to-mid volume production applications, according a company press release on 27 April. The company has introduced the Stratasys Origin® One 3D printer, H350 3D p...
    03-May-2021 News New Products
    Powertrain startup Tula Tech’s DMD technology lowers reliance on rare-earth materials
    Propulsion efficiency startup, Tula Technology Inc., has announced that their product Dynamic Motor Drive (DMD™) mitigates efficiency losses of electric motors while significantly reducing reliance on rare-earth materials. According to a press release issued by Tula Technology on 29 April, the pat...
    03-May-2021 News New Products
    Teknor Apex develops new halogen-free polyamide compounds for automotive applications
    Teknor Apex has developed three new halogen-free FR glass-reinforced polyamide compounds—Creamid® grades A3H7G3, C3H2G4, and C3H2G6—for automotive applications, according to a company press release on 29 March 2021. According to Teknor Apex, the new compounds are suitable for applications such ...
    27-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Umicore, Anglo American collaborate to develop PGM-based catalysts for LOHC applications on FCEVs
    Umicore and Anglo American have announced a research and development (R&D) collaboration agreement to develop PGM-based catalysts for liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) applications on fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and other mobile applications. According to a company press release on ...
    27-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Autoliv, Mersen collaborate to develop safety devices for EVs
    Global vehicle safety giant Autoliv and Mersen, leading electrical power and advanced materials supplier, announced a collaboration to develop devices improved electric vehicles (EVs) safety, according to a company press release on 20 April. Significance: EVs require a higher level of safety sinc...
    27-Apr-2021 News New Products
    EV battery startup OXIS Energy to launch lithium-sulfur solid-state battery in 2021
    EV battery startup, OXIS Energy, is set to launch its solid-state lithium-sulfur (Li-S) cell and battery systems worldwide by Autumn 2021 for use in trials, proof of concept, and demonstrator battery systems. According to a press release issued by OXIS Energy on 20 April, OXIS has been collaborating...
    22-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Grupo Antolin presents car interior concept
    Grupo Antolin will showcase its technologies in the areas of cockpits, electronics, and lighting and Human Machine Interface (HMI) at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Show, according to a company press release on 20 April. The company is presenting its smart cockpit demonstrator INSPIRE, which feature...
    21-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: NTN to exhibit ball bearing products for electrified vehicles
    NTN Corporation has announced that it will exhibit products pertaining to electrification, low fuel consumption, and higher efficiency at the Auto Shanghai 2021 held in Shanghai, mainland China, from 19 to 28 April, according to a company press release on 15 April 2020. These mainly include bearings...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    GAC unveils sponge silicon electrode technology on GAC Tech Day
    GAC has a sponge silicon electrode technology on GAC Tech Day 2021, according to a company press release on 13 April. The company has put in “years of research” to develop and patent the “sponge silicon negative plate battery technology”. The battery makes the silicon negative sheet inside t...
    Dow to showcase silicone material technologies at international conference in China
    Dow will share information about its advanced silicone solutions for mobility applications during two technical presentations at electronica China's 2021 China International Automotive Electronics and Electric Vehicle Conference, according to a company press release on 13 April. The company’s scie...
    13-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Stahl launches next-generation lightweight automotive leathers
    Stahl has launched a range of next-generation solutions for lightweight automotive leathers without compromising on quality, according to a company press release on 30 March 2021. The new Stahlite® range is ideal for use in the retanning and fatliquoring stages of wet-end leather production process...
    12-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Volvo, SSAB collaborate to manufacture vehicles with fossil-free steel
    Volvo Group and SSAB have signed a collaboration agreement on research, development, serial production and commercialization of vehicles to be made of steel that is manufactured without using fossil fuels. According to a press release issued by SSAB on 8 April, the company stated that this year, Vol...
    09-Apr-2021 News New Products
    TactoTek and Amphenol team up for smart automotive surfaces
    TactoTek®, the Finland-based company that develops and licenses in-mold structural electronics (IMSE®) technology, and Amphenol ICC have announced a collaboration to develop automotive grade in-mold connectors for TactoTek IMSE technology, TactoTek announced in a press release on 31 March 2021. ...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Solvay, Maincor Rohrsysteme develop technique to extrude flexible corrugated tubing
    Solvay and Maincor Rohrsysteme GmbH & Co. KG have introduced a technique to manufacture a more flexible, extruded corrugated tubing with varying wall thicknesses and diameters, according to company press release on April 1. Significance: Solvay previously introduced Ryton® PPS mono-layer ext...
    06-Apr-2021 News New Products
    NSK develops third-generation ultra-high-speed ball bearing for EV motors
    Japan-based NSK Ltd. has developed a third-generation ultra-high-speed ball bearing for electric vehicle (EV) motors, according to a company press release on 1 April 2021. The new ball bearing is capable of operating at over 1.8 million dmN. The bearing is grease-lubricated deep groove ball beari...
    05-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Stratasys, Xometry partner to offer four new high-performance nylon materials for automotive applications
    Stratasys Direct Manufacturing will provide several new high-performance nylon material options to Xometry’s customers, the two companies announced through a press release on 4 March. The four nylon materials are Nylon 11 EX, Nylon 11 HST, Nylon 12 AF, and Nylon 12 CF. Significance: ...
    26-Mar-2021 News New Products
    NSK develops ultra-high-speed bearing for hybrids, EVs
    NSK has developed a new ultra-high-speed bearing ideal for electric vehicles (EVs), including battery electric, hybrid, and other new energy vehicles, according to a company press release on 18 March. The new bearing allows electric motors to operate at higher speeds, reducing power consumption per ...
    24-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Stratasys introduces ABS-based carbon-fiber for 3D printers
    Stratasys has introduced an ABS-based (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) carbon-fiber material called FDM ABS-CF10 for its line of F123 Series 3D printers, according to a company press release. Significance: The new FDM ABS-CF10 material features 10% chopped carbon fiber thereby making it a compel...
    24-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Sweden’s Chalmers University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology produce structural ‘massless’ battery
    Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, have produced a structural battery that performs 10 times better than previous prototypes, according to a press release on 21 March. The battery contains carbon fiber that s...
    24-Mar-2021 News New Products
    REE Automotive unveils five new REEcorner™ technology packs
    E-mobility sector company REE Automotive (REE) has revealed five new and improved REEcorner™ architecture designs, as well as electric vehicle (EV) platforms technology for its range of commercial EVs. REE plans on offering tailored technical configurations to fulfill specific B2B needs, i...
    17-Mar-2021 News New Products
    EV battery startup SolidEnergy and GM collaborate to develop lithium-metal batteries
    US-based automaker, General Motors, has announced a joint development agreement with lithium metal battery innovator, SolidEnergy Systems (SES). According to a press release issued by GM on 11 March, the company’s initial prototype of its lithium metal battery has already completed 150,000 simulat...
    12-Mar-2021 News New Products
    SGL Carbon receives USD51.3 million funding to develop graphite anode materials
    SGL Carbon, a supplier of graphite and carbon products, has received a funding worth EUR42.9 million (USD51.3 million) for the development and industrialization of innovative anode materials made of synthetic graphite for use in lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, the company announced in a press releas...
    12-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Continental Structural Plastics launches new composites for EV battery enclosures
    Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a Teijin Group Company, has launched several new advanced composite formulations for electric vehicle (EV) battery enclosures, according to a company press release on 9 March 2021. These composite formulations meet the performance standards for flammability, th...
    12-Mar-2021 News New Products
    University of Texas El Pato develops low-cost 3D printer to fabricate hybrid electronic devices
    Researchers based at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have developed a new low-cost Aerosol Jet Printing (AJP) system that’s capable of fabricating hybrid electronic devices, reports 3D Printing Industry. The 3D printer costs USD12,000 and is based on a 32-bit microcontroller (MCU), which...
    11-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Elix teams up with Polyscope for automotive interiors materials
    ELIX Polymers has teamed up with Polyscope Polymers for specialty materials for automotive interior applications, ELIX announced in a press release on 2 March 2021. Cooperation to develop thermoplastic solutions for premium automotive parts such as sunroof modules and other structural components. ...
    Unifrax develops new silicon fiber anode battery technology for lithium-ion batteries
    Unifrax has developed a new silicon fiber anode battery technology ‘SIFAB,’ the company announced in a press release on 2 March. The technology is currently in the advanced testing stage. The company expects production to come online in early 2022 with plans to build thousands of tons of lo...
    05-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Vedanta develops new aluminum cylinder head alloy
    In February, Vedanta Limited, an India-based producer of metals and oil & gas, launched aluminum cylinder head alloy, a raw material for manufacturing cylinder heads and other automotive components, the Press Trust of India reported on 10 February. The alloy leverages material design to help aut...
    03-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Teijin and Applied EV develop polycarbonate solar roof for automotive use
    Teijin and Applied EV have jointly developed a polycarbonate solar roof for automotive use, Teijin announced in a press release on 2 March. Teijin and Applied EV deployed the solar roof on a prototype EV passenger pod, that was installed on the Blanc Robot—a zero-emission robotic vehicle platform ...
    03-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Evonik develops silicon-carbon composite anode material for Li-ion batteries
    Evonik has developed a silicon-carbon composite anode material, Siridion Black, for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, the company announced in a press release on 25 February. The new anode material makes batteries more powerful by increasing energy density and improving the fast-charging capability an...
    02-Mar-2021 News New Products
    BASF expands carbon-fiber reinforced polyphthalamides lineup
    BASF has expanded its polyphthalamide (PPA) portfolio of ‘Ultramid’ Advanced with carbon-fiber reinforced grades, the company announced in a press release on 25 February. The new versions get carbon fiber fillings of 20, 30 and 40%. The new carbon-fiber (CF) reinforced grades can be used to manu...
    26-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Bridgestone, ARLANXEO and Solvay introduce TECHSYN tire technology platform
    Bridgestone, ARLANXEO, a synthetic rubber producer, and Solvay have launched the ‘TECHSYN’, a new, codeveloped tire technology platform enabling tires to deliver improved strength and environmental performance, Japanese tire manufacturer announced in a press release on 23 February. Solvay provid...
    25-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Magna, DuPont partner to develop lighter liftgate
    Canadian supplier Magna International and chemical giant DuPont have entered a partnership to develop lightweight liftgate, according to a report by Automotive News on 22 February. The two companies have developed a bond that provides rigidity and strength to the liftgate's joints. For this, DuPont'...
    23-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Novelis unveils new lightweight aluminum solution for automotive industry
    Novelis Inc. has unveiled a new aluminum solution for the automotive industry ‘Novelis Advanz™ 7UHS-s701,’ the company announced in a press release on 17 February 2021. The technologically advanced, ultra-high-strength material is now available commercially to the global automotive industry. T...
    18-Feb-2021 News New Products
    BASF introduces heat-stabilized Ultramid for automotive applications
    BASF has introduced a new heat-stabilized Ultramid® B3PG6 BK23238 for automotive applications, according to a company press release on 17 February. The new material expands BASF’s product portfolio of polyamides for high-temperature range. The new P-stabilization offers a unique heat resistance o...
    18-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Bridgestone, Kirin Holdings develop new technology for improving rubber productivity
    Bridgestone, under a joint development project with Kirin Holdings Company, has developed a new technology to improve guayule-derived natural rubber productivity, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 28 January 2021. The project combines the technologies of Kirin Holdings with the guayul...
    16-Feb-2021 News New Products
    ArcelorMittal develops second-generation press hardenable steel (PHS) for B-pillar application
    ArcelorMittal has developed a second-generation of press hardenable steel (PHS) for B-pillar applications. The Luxemburg-based company showcased this new PHS at the Materials for Future Mobility 2021 conference that was held virtually from 3 to 4 February 2021. Significance: ArcelorMittal and Ren...
    11-Feb-2021 News New Products
    SABIC develops new resin family for automotive LED
    SABIC has developed a new portfolio of high-flow LEXAN™ polycarbonate (PC) resins for automotive lighting bezels, the company announced in a press release on 1 February. The new PC enables manufacturers to create complex geometries and integrate more features, which SABIC said were not possib...
    05-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Teijin, Applied EV develop new structural shell for autonomous EV platform
    Teijin and Applied EV have developed a new production-ready one-piece structural shell for Applied EV’s zero-emission robotic vehicle platform, the Blanc Robot, Teijin announced in a press release on 2 February. Teijin said that the shell is a key component and enables AEV to significantly re...
    03-Feb-2021 News New Products
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