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Cost Efficiency
Cost optimization is a high priority in the minds of most of the engineers and designers in the Plastics Industry. Plastics are known as one of the most resource and cost efficient materials available to the society. By focusing on key concepts such as Scrap rate reduction, Plastic durability or weatherability, Part weight reduction...

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Oct 4, 2016 | Product News

Trinseo Launches 85% LGF PP for Lightweight Semi-structural Auto Applications

Trinseo has launched its cost-effective, metal-replacing 85% Long Glass Fiber (LGF) Polypropylene (PP) concentrate product family for automotive semi-structural applications. ENLITE products are...

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Sep 28, 2016 | Industry News

Mitsubishi Rayon/Fiberline JV: Cost-effective Carbon Fiber Composite Laminates

Mitsubishi Rayon and Fiberline Composites A/S have recently announced the formation of a joint venture company for manufacturing and distributing carbon fiber composite laminates for wind turbine...

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Sep 26, 2016 | Industry News

Stratasys’ 3D Printing Enables Peak Production to Slash Production Cost by 50%

Stratasys has announced that Peak Production has adopted its FDM 3D printing to innovate its production line to test and assemble complex parts for automotive, aerospace and rail industries. Company...

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Sep 16, 2016 | Industry News

Stratasys’ 3D Printing Solutions Allow SODIMAS to Reduce Elevator Prototyping Cost

Stratasys Ltd. has recently announced that French-based elevator designer and manufacturer, SODIMAS, is reducing turnaround times of its prototype parts by 98% since integrating Stratasys 3D...

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Sep 5, 2016 | Product News

Covestro at K 2016: To Feature Cost-effective Polyurethane Rotor Blades

In collaboration with partners, Covestro has recently created first ever large polyurethane rotor blade in China. It is 37.5 meters long and dimensioned for an output of 1.5 megawatts. Covestro will...

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Sep 30, 2016 | Product News

Solvay’s Metal-replacing Polyarylamide Meets Key Industry Std. for Aircraft Interiors

Solvay announced that its Ixef® BM-1524 polyarylamide (PARA) meets key industry standards for use in aircraft interiors. This is a cost-effective metal alternate to conventional plastics for...

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Sep 28, 2016 | Industry News

Metal-replacing CFR Thermoplastic Composites by Covestro for Electronic Devices

Covestro has recently developed metal-replacing high-tech composite technology for the cost-effective manufacturing of housings and other components of electronic devices. Further potential...

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Sep 21, 2016 | Industry News

ELG Commences Production of Recycled Carbon Fiber Nonwoven Mats

ELG Carbon Fibre has started production of nonwoven mats made of recycled carbon fiber for OEMs seeking cost effective alternatives to virgin carbon fiber for vehicle light weighting. Mats are...

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Sep 12, 2016 | Industry News

Covestro’s PC Sheet Proves Economical Solution for Use in Mass Transit Applications

Covestro will exhibit a range of cost-effective and performance boosting clear polycarbonate sheet products for mass transportation at the Products & Services Showcase of the American Public...

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Aug 26, 2016 | Industry News

Stratasys to Demonstrate Advanced 3D Printing Tech. for Auto & Aero at IMTS 2016

Stratasys to demonstrate next generation 3D printing technology designed to economically break barriers in part performance and production efficiency for aerospace and automotive manufacturing at...

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