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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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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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Aug 2, 2016 | Industry News

Researchers Fabricate Affordable 3D Printed Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

3D printing technology enabled by 3D Platform, and research effort by students at Gonzaga University, patients soon can expect high-quality 3D printed orthotics, using PLA or PETG, which are...

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Jul 28, 2016 | Product News

Victrex at K 2016: To Showcase PAEK- & PEEK-based Tech. for Critical Applications

Victrex will present its significantly extended portfolio at K 2016. Victrex to showcase PEEK- and PAEK-based cost competitive solutions, technologies & services and examples of their growing use in...

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Jul 15, 2016 | Industry News

LANXESS’s PA 6 Offers More Economical Design for Engine Oil Pan

The trend of manufacturing engine oil pans from plastic instead of metals such as aluminum is continuing to gain ground. However, newer designs are favoring polyamide 6 over polyamide 6.6 because of...

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Jul 12, 2016 | Industry News

LANXESS at K 2016: To Show New Mold Process for Thermoplastic Composite Parts

LANXESS has developed a new material combination and a cost-efficient mold technology for continuous-fiber-reinforced composites. It can be used to produce decorated housing parts with extremely...

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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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Aug 1, 2016 | Industry News

R.D. Abbott to Distribute Dow Corning® Moldable Optical Silicones in N. America

R.D. Abbott has signed a new distribution agreement with Dow Corning to distribute its Moldable Optical Silicones. These glass-replacing, lucrative Silicones are used by lighting, automotive and...

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Jul 22, 2016 | Industry News

SABIC Targets Pipe Extrusion Industry with Cost-effective Plastic Solutions

SABIC is putting increasing efforts into providing its suppliers and customers in pipe extrusion industry with more cost-effective and sustainable plastic solutions as the global need for improved...

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Jul 15, 2016 | Industry News

Stratasys’ 3D Printed ABS Injection Mold Helps Berker Reduce Switch Production Cost

Stratasys Ltd. has recently announced that German switch manufacturer, Berker, is significantly reducing its production costs and time for testing electrical component prototypes by using Stratasys...

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Jul 12, 2016 | Product News

WACKER at K 2016: To Showcase Highly-transparent Silicones for LED Encapsulants

At K2016, WACKER will be showcasing high performance silicones for the encapsulation of light emitting diodes (LED) and optical components. UMISIL® 590 and LUMISIL® 591 are highly transparent...

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