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Metal Replacement
Durable plastics consume less energy during the production process and replaces metals. Due to metal substitution not only weight can be saved but also an increasing number of functions can be integrated in an individual application.

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May 26, 2017 | Industry News

Teknor Apex’s New ETP Division for Globalization of Metal-replacing Polyamides

Teknor Apex has created global source of high-performance materials for automotive, electrical, military and other demanding markets by combining unique technologies developed by PTS with those that...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant/Huntsman Merge in Equals to Create Specialty Chemical Company

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have recently announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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May 10, 2017 | Industry News

Metal-replacing Glass-filled PC from Trinseo Fills Need of Medical Devices

Alternative to metal and higher cost plastics, Trinseo’s glass-filled CALIBRE™ 5000 polycarbonate resins are in increased demand for medical device applications. Glass-filled resins can be custom...

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May 4, 2017 | Industry News

TPE-based Bits Help Protect Horses’ Mouth in Equestrian Sport - KRAIBURG TPE

beris, GPE Plast Engineering and KRAIBURG TPE collaboration has resulted in an innovative bit for equestrian sport that uses THERMOLAST® K instead of conventional materials like metal to accommodate...

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Apr 24, 2017 | Industry News

Implantable PEEK-based JUVORA™ Dental Disc Secures FDA Clearance

JUVORA™ dental disc, an alternative to metal prosthetic devices, has received the US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for expanded indications. Indications for use in the United States...

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May 25, 2017 | Industry News

European Space Agency Begins Testing 3D Printed PEEK CubeSat Structures

European Space Agency has 3D printed PEEK CubeSat structures incorporating their own electrical lines. With a melting point up around 370ºC and comparable to metals printable PEEK is made...

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May 15, 2017 | Industry News

Design & Performance Satisfaction for LED Lighting with Covestro’s Polycarbonates

To meet the growing demands of LED Lighting market, Covestro offers polycarbonate resins which are lighter than metal, transparent polycarbonate films and sheets which satisfies a variety of design...

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May 10, 2017 | Industry News

Optimal Performance in Harsh Environment for LED Luminaires with Covestro’s PC

Covestro’s lightweight Makrolon® polycarbonate material is a superior choice when compared to aluminum for use in main LED luminaire housing. Thermally conductive polycarbonate aids to maintain...

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Apr 27, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro's Makrolon PC Sheet Offers Perfect Protection Against Vandalism

Covestro’s transparent Makrolon® 15 polycarbonate sheet has proven to be the perfect metal-replacing material for the vandalized windows at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School. Material proved to be...

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Apr 12, 2017 | Industry News

Composites from LANXESS Replace Steel in Vehicle’s Door Module Carrier

Metal-replacing Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite semi-finished products from LANXESS find new application in cost-effective light-weight designing of door module carrier for...

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