AUBURN, MICH. - D&S Plastics International of Auburn has introduced a series of thermoplastic materials designed to permit the injection molding of large, thin-wall automotive parts, such as bumper fascias, doors or vertical body panels. The new Sequel 1400 engineered polyolefins are available in three grades that differ from one another in flexural modulus. The ability to mold thin-wall automotive parts without sacrificing performance characteristics reduces the part's weight.
The reduction in volume of material needed for each part, and in the specific gravity of the material, directly reduces part costs, the company said.
D&S is a joint venture, equally owned by Dexter Corp. of Windsor Locks, Conn., and by a subsidiary of Solvay SA of Brussels, Belgium.
General Polymers to build warehouse
DUBLIN, OHIO - Dublin-based Ashland Chemical Inc. is moving ahead with plans for a $5 million warehouse for its General Polymers Division, despite being turned down for a tax abatement.
Officials in Grove City, Ohio, where the 145,000-square-foot facility is being built, said they would have considered a tax break if General Polymers could create 30 jobs. However, only 17 jobs were created by the project, said Shannon Hamons, Grove City's development director.
Columbus, Ohio-based General Polymers distributes thermoplastic resins.
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Bayer Corp. of Pittsburgh received the Supplier Quality Award from Johnson & Johnson Medical Inc. of Southington, Conn., formerly known as Critikon Inc. Johnson & Johnson Medical uses Makrolon FCR 2458-1112 polycarbonate from Bayer's Polymers Division. Bayer also was presented with an award of excellence from Toyota Motor Manufacturing USA Inc. Bayer supplies Toyota with polyurethane systems that are used in bumpers on the Camry.
John Brown Engineers & Constructors of Houston and DuPont have hooked up to co-develop engineering and construction software. The Facilities Automated Convergent Engineering Technology, to be fully operationally by the end of 1995, is expected to improve efficiency in designing chemical plants.
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