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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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Nov 20, 2015 | Industry News

Hahl-Pedex Selects DSM’s Bio-based PA for High-temp. Resistant Abrasive Monofilament

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announces that its high performance bio-based EcoPaXX® polyamide has been chosen as the basis for a series of new high temperature resistant abrasive monofilaments.

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Nov 9, 2015 | Product News

Greene, Tweed’s Arlon® 3000XT Thermoplastic Earns ISO 23936-1 & NORSOK M-710 Certifications

Greene, Tweed announces that it has achieved ISO 23936-1 & NORSOK M-710, Rev.3 compliance for its engineering thermoplastic, Arlon® 3000XT. This compliance marks a significant accomplishment for Greene, Tweed and confirms its use in oil & gas sector.

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Nov 3, 2015 | Industry News

Evonik Expands Production Capacity for PEEK at China Site

Due to increasing global demand for high-performance polymers Evonik’s Resource Efficiency Segment is significantly expanding production capacity for PEEK at China site. Also, the innovation pipeline is being continually expanded with new products.

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Oct 27, 2015 | Product News

Victrex Launches PAEK Composites in Form of UD Tape for Aero Industry

Victrex is launching composites for aerospace industry in the form of unidirectional (UD) tape & laminate panels. Introduced under the brand VICTREX® AE250 composites, new product group enables the production of continuously-reinforced components.

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Oct 21, 2015 | Industry News

Victrex’s CFR PEEK Replaces Metal in Airbus Helicopters’ Door Brackets

Airbus Helicopters is replacing aluminum in a fitting in the aircraft door of Airbus A350-900 with a high-modulus, carbon fiber-reinforced high performance polymer. The brackets, now manufactured from fiber-reinforced polymer VICTREX® PEEK 90HMF40.

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Nov 13, 2015 | Product News

Celanese to Add PEEK Grades to Expand Engineered Materials Portfolio

Celanese Corporation announces it will expand high end of its engineered materials product portfolio with the initial introduction of two premium industrial grades of Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) in the second half of 2016 for auto sector and more.

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Nov 4, 2015 | Industry News

Polymaker Introduces PolySupport™ 3D Printing Filament for Industrial Design Applications

Polymaker is expanding its product line for 3D printing filament to provide industrial designers with highly-versatile materials that enable them to create more complex 3D printing projects, as well as streamline their overall manufacturing process.

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Oct 30, 2015 | Industry News

Polimotor 2 Project Selects Solvay's PAI to Replace Metal in Cam Sprocket

Solvay Specialty Polymers announced that the Polimotor 2 project, led by legendary automotive innovator Matti Holtzberg, selected its Torlon® polyamide-imide to replace conventional metal in the fabrication of an innovative cam sprocket design.

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Oct 21, 2015 | Industry News

Arevo Labs Offers 3D Printed PEEK & PAEK Composite Parts for Aero & more

Arevo Labs, among the leaders in Additive Manufacturing Technology for Composite Parts, announced the availability of Additive Manufacturing (AM) Services to make 3D printed composite parts for demanding end use applications like for Aerospace.

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Thursday Oct 15, 2015

By Mark DeMeuse

Optimize your thermoplastic composites for high-temperature applications by reviewing state-of-the-art approaches to adjust and tailor their interfacial features (interfacial bonding, strength…) while not compromising on other mechanical properties.

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