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Panasonic to Mass Produce PBT Molding Compounds for Auto Industry

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OSAKA, Japan, Feb. 24, 2016 — Panasonic Corp. will begin mass production of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) molding compounds for laser welding in March, enhancing the design of automative switches and sensors. Current processing methods for the production of automotive sensors include sealing with packings and bolts, bonding with adhesive agents and ultrasonic welding. Laser welding has recently attracted the industry’s attention as its high welding strength can shorten the bonding time and increase productivity. However, plastic molding compounds generally used for laser welding have had low laser...Read full article

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