Automotive


At Automotive Testing Expo 2018, Moog’s New Test Controller Proves its Reliability and Value

New Moog Digital Test Controller’s modularity allows for jobs big and small working for hydraulic and electric systems. (Photo Moog, MGPR1707)East Aurora, NY, USA, May 23, 2018 – Moog (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) – a designer and manufacturer of high-performance motion control products, solutions and services – will show a working model of its new up to 32-channel, Moog test controller, for automotive test lab managers at the Automotive Testing Expo 2018 at Stand 1752, Hall 10 from June 5 – 7 in Stuttgart, Germany. Along with the new Moog Test Controller, Moog will run a fully Electric Multi-Axis Test System configured to test the durability of an automotive seat. Moog developed its Moog Test Controller in response to lab managers’ desire for an easy-to-use product that delivers an attractive value with a wide set of features.

Archroma announces progress on integration of M. Dohmen

Archroma recently acquired 100% of the shares of M. Dohmen Korea Ltd. The company’s name has been changed to Archroma Korea Ltd on April 30, 2018.
(Photo: Archroma)Reinach, Switzerland, 18 May 2018 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, announced the further integration of M. Dohmen, an international group specializing in the production of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive, carpet and apparel sectors. This went into effect on May 1, 2018 and follows Archroma expanding its stake in M. Dohmen from 49% to 75% in September 2017.

SABIC launches at NPE 2018 new formable hard-coated LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC sheet for glazing applications to comply with updated ECE R43 safety regulation

SABIC’s new LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC10 sheet, the latest addition to the company’s expanding automotive glazing portfolio can be used for moderately shaped glazing components for lower-production vehicles where injection molding is less cost-effective. Additionally, LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC10 sheet is a highly versatile product that can be used for non-automotive glazing, such as machine guards, cabin glazing for heavy equipment and many other typically formed and post-coated applications today.ORLANDO, FLORIDA, May 17, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, introduced here today at NPE 2018, booth S19001, LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC10 sheet, the latest addition to the company’s expanding automotive glazing portfolio. This advanced new technology is engineered to comply with the stringent visibility, strength and abrasion resistance requirements of ECE R43 (Regulation No. 43 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations). It features a tough polycarbonate (PC) base with exceptional optical quality, combined with a unique, formable hard coating that is pre-cured sufficiently to allow processing like regular PC sheet. In addition to ECE R43 compliance, LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC10 sheet can enable customers to avoid post-coating operations, and gives automotive OEMs and tiers a fresh new option for creating simple, curved glazing designs.

Clariant’s low-halogen “warning orange” makes a colorful impact in China 

Clariant’s PV Fast® Pigments Range for attractive colors for electric vehicle charging stations & piles and selected PV Fast® Oranges for the typical orange “warning color” for electric charging cables, connectors and sockets. 
(Photo: Clariant)Shanghai, May 16, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, caught the eye of China’s automotive industry at Chinaplas 2018 with its “warning orange” low-halogen controlled pigments for coloring high voltage components of electric and hybrid vehicles in line with latest regulations.

7 new car wrapping colours unveiled by Avery Dennison at FESPA 2018

7 new car wrapping colours unveiled by Avery Dennison at FESPA 2018.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR388)OEGSTGEEST, the Netherlands — May 15, 2018 — For installers seeking an ‘edge’ with their car wraps, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions is releasing some further additions to its premium car wrap ranges Supreme Wrapping Film and Conform Chrome at FESPA 2018. The addition brings the total colour count across the two ranges to more than 100.

Clariant presents new additive solutions for North America at NPE 2018

Exolit® OP 1400 provides high thermal stability and outstanding flame retardancy to polyamide parts in electro-mobility and traditional vehicle applications including the charging infrastructure. 
(Photo: Clariant)Charlotte, May 14, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, introduced new additive solutions to North American manufacturers, to support greater innovation and sustainability in sectors such as automotive and packaging with their increasing interest in advanced plastics.

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