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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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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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Jun 29, 2016 | Product News

Trinseo Automotive Unveils Structural Polymers for Semi-structural Applications

Trinseo Automotive has launched the ENLITE™ line of structural polymers targeting semi-structural applications, which underlines its commitment to innovative solutions in lightweight technologies...

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Jun 23, 2016 | Industry News

Henkel Opens Composite Lab to Drive Automotive Light Weighting

Henkel’s newly opened Composite Lab in Heidelberg, Germany, is a state-of-the-art test facility. Here automotive customers can team up with Henkel experts to develop and test composite parts and to...

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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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Jul 4, 2016 | Product News

DSM Unveils ForTii MX PPA for Replacing Die-cast Metal Parts in Automotive

Royal DSM offers a more cost-effective alternative than ever to die-casting metals with launch of ForTii MX grades. The new DSM’s ForTii MX grades are extension to its range of ForTii® high...

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Jun 27, 2016 | Industry News

DuPont Installs 3D Suction Blow Molding Machine at European Technical Center

DuPont has recently unveiled a new 3D Suction Blow Molding machine by ST BLOW MOULDING in its European Technical Center at Meyrin, Switzerland. This project includes the installation of a $1.1...

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Jun 21, 2016 | Product News

DSM Launches High Temperature Resistant TPC for Hot Charge Air Ducts

DSM has developed new high temperature resistant grade of its Arnitel® thermoplastic copolyester elastomer (TPC) for production of flexible hot charge air ducts used in turbocharged engines...

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