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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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Mar 23, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PPSU Offers Cost-effective Metal-replacement Option for Sterile Instruments

Solvay has announced that SciCan has chosen its metal-replacing, transparent Radel® PPSU, having heat deflection temperature of 207°C, to imbue its revolutionary and cheaper reusable SALUS® ...

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Mar 17, 2017 | Industry News

DSM’s First Ever Black Medical Fiber Makes Complex High Strength Sutures Easier

DSM Biomedical has recently unveiled Dyneema Purity Black fiber, the first and only black ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) medical fiber which is 15 times stronger than steel for...

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Mar 16, 2017 | Industry News

Henkel’s Lightweight Metal-replacing Composite Tech. Used in Volvo Models

Volvo is adopting Henkel’s high performance, lightweight composite transverse leaf springs for more models. Produce by Benteler-SGL, Henkel’s transverse leaf spring helps in reducing significant...

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Mar 9, 2017 | Industry News

Ford Explores 3D Printed Large-scale Auto Parts: Breakthrough for Vehicle Manufacturing

Ford has explored how large-scale one-piece auto parts, like spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles which are lighter than their metal counterparts, as the first...

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Feb 13, 2017 | Industry News

Carbon Fiber Composites Make an Entry into Chinese Cars: ELG/Adesso Partnership

ELG Carbon Fibre and Adesso Advanced Materials have concluded MoU regarding cooperation to develop metal-replacing recycled carbon fiber composite components for the automotive industry based on...

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Mar 21, 2017 | Industry News

LLNL Researchers 3D Print Carbon Fiber Composite for Aerospace

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have become the first to 3D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites. Stronger than steel, still light-weighted, the material opens...

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Mar 16, 2017 | Industry News

Ford, Magna Develop Weight-saving Composite Subframe Prototype

In pursuit of lower vehicle weight by getting rid from metallic parts to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, Magna International , in cooperation with Ford Motor Company, has developed a...

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Mar 16, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PAI Enables Performance Plastics to Mold Tough Scraper Tools for Aero

At JEC world 2017, Solvay has announced that its high-performance metal-replacing Torlon® polyamide-imide (PAI) enabled Performance Plastics to innovate its new line of EnduroSharp™ Scraper Blades...

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Feb 20, 2017 | Industry News

New Opportunities for Flexible Electronics: Thermally Conductive Rubber

Researchers have developed a thermally conductive rubber material that represents breakthrough for creating soft, stretchable machines & electronics. Unprecedented combination of metal-like thermal...

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Feb 13, 2017 | Industry News

Carbon Fibers and Glass Fibers Reinforced Polymers: Steady Growth Expected

The present study examines the global market for carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP).Metal-replacing composites revolutionizes auto & aero market and...

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