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High temperature plastics bring the superior properties of polymers to bear, even at high permanent operating temperatures. Heat resistant plastics are a light, versatile alternative to metal, ceramics and older-generation polymers. High performance plastics meet higher requirements than standard and engineering plastics because of their better mechanical properties, higher chemical and/or higher heat stability.

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Sep 29, 2016 | Industry News

3D Printed PEEK to Replace Metals in Automotive Parts

3D printing in combination with high performance polymers, like PEEK, could be an alternative to manufacturing metal parts in the automotive sector, to make vehicles more efficient and to realize an...

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Sep 15, 2016 | Product News

Solvay Receives Certification for PAI Injection Molding Plant in China

Solvay qualifies Minnesota Rubber and Plastics plant in China as a certified injection molder of Torlon® PAI. Temperature-resistant up to 275°C, PAI is used in automotive, metal-replacing and other...

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Aug 30, 2016 | Industry News

DuPont’s PI Bushings Guard Connecting Rods in MAHLE’s Electrical Wastegate Actuators

High-heat resistant DuPont™ Vespel® TP injection molding PI grade bushings constantly guide associated connecting rod in MAHLE's electrical wastegate actuators smoothly & precisely over engines...

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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 19, 2016 | Industry News

RESINEX Adds Polyram’s Cost-saving Purging Agents; Extends Portfolio Europe-wide

RESINEX has extended its portfolio Europe-wide with a range of highly effective Ramclean® purging agents developed by Polyram Plastic Industries. The products help plastics processors save time and...

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Sep 22, 2016 | Industry News

BASF Offers Polyamide Grades for Charge-air Duct in Modern Combustion Engines

With temperature and pressure resistant up to 220°C, BASF’s Polyamide 6 and Polyamide 66 grades respond to the reductions in fuel consumption and emissions which are prescribed by law in many...

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Sep 8, 2016 | Industry News

BASF to Set up Production Line for Polyarylsulfone in Korea for Various Markets

BASF will set up an additional production line for Ultrason® polyarylsulfone at its site in Korea for automotive, electronics, healthcare, household appliances and aerospace industries. With this...

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Aug 26, 2016 | Industry News

Victrex’s PEEK Replaces Metal in Floor Brackets of COMAC’s ARJ21 Regional Jet

For development of efficient & durable aircraft floor brackets, COMAC replaces metal with Victrex’s PEEK in its regional jet ARJ21. Brackets has working temperature range of -55°C - 135°C which are...

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Jul 19, 2016 | Industry News

Apollo Medical Selects Solvay’s PEEK for Extruding Microtube

Solvay has recently announced that Apollo Medical Extrusion now offers single- and multi-lumen medical microtubing extruded from Solvay’s KetaSpire® polyetheretherketone (PEEK). The move signals an...

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Jul 18, 2016 | Industry News

Toray Uses Kautex’s Blow Molding Machine to Test Production of PPS 3D Pipes

Kautex Maschinenbau provides Toray Industries an extrusion blow molding machine type KBS20 for research and development purposes. Toray's own technical center is using the new Kautex machine to test...

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