News (automotive)


Material company Canatu recently announced that it has been recognised among the fastest growing technology companies in Finland by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 programme. Technology Fast 50 is the pre-eminent technology awards programme that ranks the fastest growing technology companies – both public and private – in Finland during the past four years, with 2020 being its fifteenth anniversary.


TactoTek (Oulu, Finland), developer of in-mould structural electronics (IMSE) technology, and Phiaro Corporation, an international design company known for using advanced technology to create innovative automotive design solutions, recently announced that Phiaro will integrate IMSE solutions into customer designs.


Polyolefins are the most widely used polymers in the automotive sector due to their exceptional versatility, superior physical and mechanical characteristics, and lightweight, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions. At the end of 2019, Repsol made an equity investment in the Finnish start-up TactoTek, through its investment fund Repsol Corporate Venturing. The two companies are currently developing the technology to manufacture smart surfaces using polyolefins intended mainly for the automotive sector, representing an innovation in materials that enables new design and integration opportunities to different vehicle parts.

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