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Toyota adopts Denso’s bioplastics for its navigation system          

DENSO Corporation (Japan) has been conducting research and development on  plant-derived plastic materials, which are based on plant molecular structures, in order to reduce impacts on the environment. It has recently disclosed that it is using bio-polycarbonate (PC) made from starch and urethane resin extracted from castor oil in some of its products. Continue reading Toyota adopts Denso’s bioplastics for its navigation system          

Mitsubishi Chemicals develops new DURABIO for automotive industry

Mitsubishi Chemicals develops new grade of DURABIO™ bio-based engineering plastic for the automotive industry.

Durabio Automotive Industry
Durabio Automotive Industry

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) recently announced the development of a new grade of high-performance, high-transparency bio-based engineering plastic called DURABIO™, using plant-derived isosorbide as its raw material.

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BioPlastic in Automotive sector

Industry trend: high end compounds and fiber reinforced compounds gradually replace metal in automotive parts

Injection molded Ketaspire Gear Wheels
Injection molded Ketaspire Gear Wheels

Engineering plastics and thermoset materials have already succeeded in replacing metal in multiple markets. The key driver for this substitution is weight reduction and, consequently, lower fuel consumption for vehicles of all types.

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