Latest plastic technologies: Ube Industries, Sumitomo Bakelite, Teijin, and more

Automotive World 2016 Report



 The eighth Automotive World expo, one of the largest automotive high technology exhibitions in Asia, was held in 2016 at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center for three days from January 13 to 16. Nepcon Japan was held at the same time, and also featured exhibits of automotive electronic components. 83,600 persons attended (slightly down year-over-year).

 This report will introduce notable plastics-related exhibits at these exhibitions.

Engineering plastics and moldings Ube Industries, Daicel-Evonik, Toyobo
CFRP (carbon fiber-reinforced plastics) Teijin
Thermosetting resins Sumitomo Bakelite
Thermally conductive sheets Denka
Molders Insert molding Tokai Electronics, Fuji Electronics Industries
Paint-less and weld line-less piano black moldings Yamashita Electric, Kyoshin Plastic
Two-color molding Entrust
Foam molding Sekisui Chemical
CFRTP hybrid molding Asano
Bonding technology Taiseiplas, Asahi Rubber
Other Minori Industry, Tsukada Riken Industry,
Teikoku Printing Inks