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TrendWatch: Materials Matter for Advanced Mobility

Cars of tomorrow? Materials will help make them happen.
Cars of tomorrow? Materials will help make them happen.
Cars of tomorrow? Materials will help make them happen.
Cars of tomorrow? Materials will help make them happen.
Smart Materials™ For Mobile Phone CasesREAD MORE
Thermoset Vs. Thermoplastic Polymer MatrixREAD MORE
Smart Colorants™Learn how to use both solid and liquid colorants effectively.READ MORE
Materials For Medical Wearables + Digital HealthLearn why the right materials matter for meeting growing demandREAD MORE
Shocking Advances For The Modern Phone CaseHow Shock Absorbing TPEs and TPU Perform in Impact ProtectionREAD MORE
Advanced Composites For Ballistic ProtectionSee how continuous fiber composites add safety and security to the world we live inREAD MORE
Blue Jean Stain Resistant TPEs4 Ways Blue Jean Stain Resistance TPEs Can Streamline Designs for White and Light-Colored Phone CasesREAD MORE
Engineered Polymers for ADAS HousingsProtect your ADAS Electronics with Thermally Conductive, Static Dissipative & EMI/RFI Shielding PolymersREAD MORE
Three Ways to Enhance Cosmetic PackagingDiscover how TPEs are helping brand owners and converters create cosmetic packaging that lasts.READ MORE
Is your coconut water as fresh as you think?Learn more about packaging selection for sensitive contents.READ MORE
Boost vehicle interior appealBalance sensory factors to grab consumer attention.READ MORE
Fillers & Reinforcements ExplainedDiscover how to choose the best filler or reinforcement for your application needs.READ MORE
Navigate The Path To A Better BottleDon’t forget the four paths to bottle optimization: economics, function, aesthetics, and environment.READ MORE
Going The DistanceReduce friction and ensuing wear to improve automotive system useful life.READ MORE
Materials for Advanced MobilityDiscover how materials are making the future of personal mobility possible.READ MORE
Anti-counterfeiting technologiesDiscover the pros and cons of anti-counterfeiting technologies.READ MORE
Paddlesports Equipment Done RightExplore these three tips for designing paddlesports equipment that exceeds expectations.READ MORE
Laser Marking Made SimpleLearn how you can achieve permanent results with laser marking additives.READ MORE
Structural Performance Gets an UpgradeLearn how a composite brace helped a major OEM create an underbody with lighter weight and improved structural integrity. READ MORE
UV Barrier AdditivesThese three considerations will help your application harness the power of UV barrier additives. READ MORE
Three Color Mistakes to AvoidDiscover the top three pitfalls to avoid in order to maximize color in your operations.READ MORE
UV Light Blocking for PET Beverage PackagingFind out the top 5 benefits that UV light blockers for PET beverage packaging offer brand owners and packaging designers.READ MORE
Get the Paint Out!These components win by losing the paint and saying yes to molded-in color.READ MORE
TPE Grips for Indoor ApplicationsSee how adding a soft-touch grip to common household products can improve the sensory experience.READ MORE
Amped-Up Off-Road PerformanceBoost the off road experience with advanced polymer materials that deliver innovation.READ MORE
Automotive Color’s RoleHow can you use color to not only catch a buyer’s attention, but also their aspirations?READ MORE
TPE Grips for Outdoor ApplicationsSee how adding a TPE grip can boost premium consumer value and attract new buyers.READ MORE
Decrease LED temperature, increase valueLearn how polymers and design help manage heat in LED applications.READ MORE
Automotive Design TrendsStay a step ahead of industry developments and design with consumers in mind.READ MORE
Fighting Fog in Food PackagingAdditives can help provide a solution to unappealing fog and keep packages looking customer-friendly.READ MORE
The Secret to Controlling Interior Vehicle DustMaintain a clean look throughout manufacturing, shipping and showroom display.READ MORE
Nylon 6 vs. Nylon 66Explore the differences between nylon 6 and nylon 66 to find out which is right for you.READ MORE
Luxurious PackagingYour brand connotes luxury. Your packaging should too.READ MORE
TPEs for portable speakersSee how thermoplastic elastomers can bring astounding design, increased performance and high durability to your electronic products. READ MORE
Consumer Electronics and TPEsDiscover how thermoplastic elastomers can change the game for consumer electronics design.READ MORE
Packaging InnovationsLooking for attractive and functional packaging materials? Think TPEs.READ MORE
Discover TPEs for HealthcareFind out how and where these game-changing materials are being used.READ MORE
Odor-free flexible vinyl formulationFind out how a US manufacturer expanded to the Japanese market with an odor-free flexible vinyl formulation.READ MORE
Packaging That Saves SpaceSee our patent-pending design that provides the functionality of rigid packaging in the most efficient footprint possible.READ MORE
Lightweighting SimplifiedAn overview of the impact of removing weight, and subsequently improving ergonomics and fuel efficiency.READ MORE
Benefits of Metal ReplacementWhy consider plastics in lieu of metal? Read some of the primary benefits.READ MORE
LED LIGHTING SOLUTIONSLearn how to transform your LED lighting systems, from lenses and reflectors to heat sinks to housings.READ MORE
Regulatory IssuesAn overview on navigating through the regulatory maze.READ MORE
Explore Color & DesignLearn how inspired color and design can engage the senses and emotions.READ MORE
Combat CounterfeitsCounterfeiting is a problem that extends well beyond the designer apparel and film industries. Are your products at risk?READ MORE
Ammo Maker Gets RevolutionaryLearn more about how PolyCase Ammunition improved design and function with high-density composites. READ MORE
Video: Avoid Mistakes in Consumer ElectronicsThis webinar explains the top ten mistakes that consumer electronics manufacturers make during the material selection process and how they can be avoided.WATCH
Video: Overmolding AdvancesLearn how to bring soft touch, vibration damping, impact cushioning and aesthetic appeal to your products in this webinar.WATCH
VIDEO: Effective Vibration DampingReduce the effects of impact and vibration with vibration-damping formulations that add value to your products in ways your customers can truly feel.WATCH
Video: Shape Memory MaterialsLearn about a new class of responsive TPEs that allow shape to be manipulated.WATCH
VIDEO: Managing
skin irritation
for TPE wearables
This webinar highlights root causes and details remedies for wearable electronics designers.
FOUR Ways to Improve Surface Aesthetics with TPEsLearn four ways to improve your product's sensory and visual qualities with TPEs. READ MORE
Video: TPEs modernize pharma device productionSpecialized TPEs for healthcare streamline processing and minimize secondary operations.WATCH
Mastering non-slip grips with color and flairGOBIE H2O gains market share with a comfortable non-slip grip and attractive aesthetics.READ MORE
THREE WAYS THAT SOFT TOUCH ENHANCES PRODUCTSLearn how to enhance the aesthetics and ergonomics of your consumer product with TPEs.READ MORE
How to Enhance Auto InteriorsLearn how a material combined high quality, high productivity, and low production cost to meet the needs of both OEMs and their suppliers.READ MORE
Medical Stoppers, ImprovedLearn more about a specially formulated TPE that offers excellent resealing, low levels of coring, and better manufacturing efficiency compared to traditional materials.READ MORE
Video: Using Thermochromic Effect TPEsLearn how to use TPEs that change color as temperature changes.READ MORE
FIVE WAYS TO ENHANCE ERGONOMICSLearn about the multiple benefits available when adding TPEs to your products.READ MORE
AVOID LIGHTWEIGHTING MISTAKESFour ways to ensure you don’t take any missteps when removing weight.READ MORE
Winning Impact Modification: Using TPEsDiscover how one manufacturer improved performance and reduced weight for $500,000 in annual savings.READ MORE
Beverage Closure TPE Innovation XO Slider from XOLUTION raises performance without disrupting established processes.READ MORE
Vibration reduction and moreManufacturer improves saw cover while increasing efficiency, reducing scrap and saving $55,000 annually with overmolding process.READ MORE
Improve Medical OvermoldingMedical hose manufacturer lowers costs and achieves higher flow by switching to TPE.READ MORE
Mouse Goes Premium with Soft TouchEnhanced user experience drives increased market share and over $400,000 in new sales revenue.READ MORE
TPEs for safety, durability, brandingAdding safety, durability and signature blue color gave one medical device manufacturer the edge on its competition.READ MORE
MEDICAL OEM Boosts ProductivityLearn how this contract manufacturer reduced rejects and added $100,000 to its annual bottom line.READ MORE
PROTECT AUTO INTERIORSFind out how one supplier optimized properties, processing with UV-stable materials.READ MORE
Garden Sprayer Gets a GripA leading garden equipment manufacturer creates a new, high-end line of sprayers using TPEs to enhance quality, durability and aesthetics.READ MORE
TPE tackles critical issues, saves $100,000Custom TPE addresses critical issues and delivers $100,000 in annual savings.READ MORE
Achieving Color HarmonyRead how we helped one electric carmaker shorten lead times and fine-tune color harmony in key molded interior parts. READ MORE
RADIATION SHIELDING WITHOUT LEADGlobal medical device OEM outpaces competition with non-lead CT scanner components.READ MORE
EMI Shielding Adds SpeedShielding connectors deliver higher speeds, lower costs than ever before.READ MORE
Eliminate paint? No problemMasterbatch approach eliminates added cost, chemical volatility of painting.READ MORE
RoHS Compliance Expands MarketsLearn how Kalas expanded its offerings by reducing heavy metal in wire, cable.READ MORE
Reducing costs in solar wiringThis single-layer jacket amps up photovoltaic wire offering for a leading manufacturer.READ MORE
Tier 1 Drives SavingsNew material leads to cycle time improvement, reduced maintenance costs and color standardization. READ MORE
Solar Lighting Switches to VinylRethinking materials for solar-powered lights adds $500,000 to Smart Hero’s bottom line.READ MORE
Meeting FDA Requirements with TPEInnovative dosing adapter helps parents avoid dispensing too much liquid medication to their children, and achieves greater production efficiencies.READ MORE
SAVINGS AND APPEAL FOR AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORAutomaker delivers 'wow' factor and $500,000 in annual savings with new colorant plus additive.READ MORE
IMPROVED ENCLOSURES WITH VINYLRead how one network interface device maker produces better housings at a lower cost.READ MORE
Microbe protection for cathetersA breakthrough formulation improves the antimicrobial properties of tiny medical tubing.READ MORE
non-halogen tpes in electrical junction boxesNon-halogen boxes deliver production efficiencies and increase sustainability.READ MORE
Durablility, SimplifiedManufacturer finds improved durability and cost-effectiveness for plastic spinning tubes & bobbins.READ MORE
VINYL ACHIEVES THE LOOK OF METALOne manufacturer saves $500,000 by replacing painted parts with metallic-look material. READ MORE
VINYL RECHARGES MANUFACTURING PROCESSA switch to pre-colored vinyl generates better products and $100,000 savings.READ MORE
AQUARIUM PUMPS GET A VINYL MAKEOVERLearn how a polymer switch reduced costs, improved efficiency and cut scrap.READ MORE
HEAT DISSIPATION SOLUTIONOne manufacturer cut heat sink costs and improved agility for LED lighting assemblies by replacing aluminum.READ MORE
Running Shoe Innovation with TPEsFind out how a premier shoe manufacturer created a breakthrough product that adapts to impact.READ MORE
ADDITIVES FOR PRODUCTIVITYFind out how a luxury European automaker met peak demand with a new cycle time reduction additive. READ MORE
A switch to Water-Based InksApparel printer switches to water-based inks to deliver new designs for Chicago marathon.READ MORE
tpe in MEDICAL DEVICE saves $175,000After turning to PolyOne for help, a manufacturer successfully reduces costs for a new valve insert by $175,000.READ MORE
Cutting weight, freeing designWith help from PolyOne, auto parts manufacturer HellermannTyton finds a nylon lightweighting solution.READ MORE
LED HEAT SINKSA shift from metal drives an improved product line for one component manufacturer.READ MORE