Lightweight & Eco-friendly Materials Put Forward Higher Vehicle Efficiency
In August 2023, China's automobile sales reached 2.582 million units, an increase of 8.2% on monthly base and 8.4% year-on-year. From January to August 2023, the cumulative sales of automobiles reached 18.21 million units, a year-on-year increase of 8%. On September 2nd, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology proposed that the automotive industry strive to achieve annual sales of about 27 million vehicles, a year-on-year increase of about 3%, including sales of about 9 million new energy vehicles, a year-on-year increase of about 30%. The growth of the automotive market indicates a significant increase in demand for automotive plastics, especially innovative materials and molding processes that meet the lightweight, low-carbon, and environmentally friendly needs of automobiles.
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KRAIBURG TPE will unveil its new FG/SF/AP series for automotive interior applications. Targeted at the Asia Pacific market, this low-density series exhibits good adhesion to PP and flowability with controlled emission and odor levels. Also, the TPE compounds feature good surface flow and mapping properties, as well as temperature stability up to 100C. All these make the series ideal for interior applications requiring smooth surface feel and high quality finishings, such as car mats, thumb wheels, buttons, handles, bumpers, functional and design elements, and more.
TPV Thermoplastic Elastomer for Extruded Automotive Sealing Strips
JIANG SU BEAUTY NEW MATERIALS CO.,LTD.
This product is developed for lightweight automotive interior and exterior decorations (various sealing strips) both domestically and internationally. The product density is 0.95, and the extruded surface is delicate, matte, and has a perfect feel; And effectively solved the problem of material accumulation at the extrusion die mouth; The product has excellent aging resistance and can maintain performance stability for 20-30 years; Perfect fit for various extrusion types, including individual extrusion molding, soft hard co extrusion, steel and aluminum cladding, etc.
STAR-BETTER (SHANGHAI) CHEMICAL MATERIALS COMPANY LIMITED
UPM Global owns approximately 850,000 hectares of forest and plants 50 million trees worldwide each year. The annual carbon sink is 1.3 million tons of CO2 equivalent. A brand new biobased product family is UPM Formi EcoAce, a biocomposite which meets even the highest sustainability requirements. It contains certified wood and cellulose fibers as well as bioplastics sourced from UPM Biofuels plant, BioVerno naptha. UPM Formi composite can be used to replace plastic in many applications, from furniture to consumer electronics. The main applications for UPM Formi are injection moulding and 3D filaments. The possible carbon footprint of the product made with UPM Formi EcoAce reduce up to 90%, compared to traditional oil based materials. UPM Formi 3D creates added value and unique properties for PLA based 3D filaments via fine cellulose fibres. UPM Formi carbon footprint reduction up to 50%, compared to traditional oil based materials. The composites are 100% recyclable.
The world is shifting to electric vehicles. Automakers need solutions to address thermal runaway and fire protection challenges. In addition, consumers need to have confidence in the safety and performance of EVs. This thermoplastic EV battery pack cover, in use today on a pHEV from Honda, can meet the needs of both audiences. A flame retardant SABIC® polypropylene compound from SABIC is used to mold the part. When exposed to flames, this material helps promote the formation of a protective intumescent char to physically and thermally protect the battery pack cover. With steel, thermal blankets are required, which adds significant weight, cost and environmental concerns. The SABIC material, by contrast, delivers up to 40% in weight savings, contributing to extended vehicle range, saves costs by functional integration, is recyclable, and has a lower overall CO2 footprint. This Honda EV battery cover meets China’s stringent fire regulations. The part is a 2022 Edison Award Silver Winner.
Rhm introduces a new, crystal clear special molding compound for increased continuous service temperature, which provides product designers with greater creative flexibility PLEXIGLAS Optical HT combines excellent optical properties with enhanced heat deflection temperature, which makes it a durable material for the automotive and lighting industry The material has been granted UL RTI classification for continuous service temperatures of up to 105C
The lithium battery separator film production line designed and manufactured by our company is a customized production line, which is divided into dry single pull PP/PE lithium battery separator film production line, dry double pull BOPP lithium battery separator film production line, wet two-step BOPE lithium battery separator film production line, wet synchronous BOPE lithium battery separator film production line. Lithium battery separator has the characteristics of high specific energy, long cycle life, no memory effect and is safe, reliable and can be quickly charged and discharged, which has developed rapidly in the field of new energy and is in line with international environmental protection policies. The production line products are used in new energy vehicles, automobiles, electronics and other fields.
LK Forza Two-platen High Performance Large Injection Molding Machine
LK INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE CO.,LTD.
It is an inevitable trend to upgrade the large injection molding machines with two-platen systems and the small ones with all-electric solution. As an early manufacturer of two-platen injection molding machine, LKIMM is abundant in experience in automotive, home appliances and various multi-component molding technologies. The new FORZA is upgraded from four aspects, namely stronger servo motor power, wider distance between tie bars, adding proportional valve for mold opening and closing, optimized hydraulic oil circuit, more responsive in operation, effective in energy saving, more inclusive to the molds and has an excellent performance in the making of plastic products featured with deep-cavity, composite materials, multi-component molding and high-gloss. LKIMM, shape the world! shape the future!
The 10t single forming imprinter is a large imprinting equipment, which is mainly used for the imprinting of automobile grille. Compared with the same industry, it saves processes and can complete the imprinting of large fixtures that can not be completed by small imprinters.