The electrification of cars is transforming the automotive industry and Japanese engineering plastics supplier Polyplastics is responding with resins that are successfully penetrating the electric vehicle (EV) market as an alternative to metals.
The Spanish company is also cooperating with the main producers of plating chemicals as it develops resins optimized for use with chromium 6-free technologies (inhaled chromium 6 – also known as hexavalent chromium – is a human carcinogen), in order to ensure that plated plastic parts continue to...
Genomatica (San Diego, CA) brings to the partnership its strengths in developing industrial-scale bioprocesses to produce widely used chemicals, while Covestro (Pittsburgh) contributes its expertise in chemical process technology and application development.
The overall additive manufacturing materials segment saw record growth in 2018. Revenue from metals grew an estimated 41.9% and sales of materials for polymer powder bed fusion were at an all-time high.