07/12/2010

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Arai and DSM to cooperate for automotive development in India

In India, DSM produces and sells Stanyl high heat polyamides (PA46), Akulon 6 and 66 polyamides, Arnitel, and Arnite PBT and PET polyesters. ARAI is a co-operative industrial research association established by the automotive industry and Ministry of Industries, Government of India. It provides technical expertise in R&D, testing, certification, homologation and framing of vehicle regulations.
DSM will bring in its material science and application expertise to this alliance, while ARAI will contribute through its expertise in automotive testing equipments, systems knowledge, and standards for four, three and two wheelers. For ARAI, vehicle weight reduction is a key focus area to address fuel consumption and emission concerns. According to the company, this alliance will be useful to achieve this objective and it will also go a long way in bringing in the advantages of engineering plastics in areas that were so far the domain of metals.

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