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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 27, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s New High-performance PA Replaces Metal in Permanent Load Parts

Solvay has expanded its portfolio of specialty polymers to overcome demanding metal replacement challenges for automotive and appliance parts submitted to severe operating environments with two new...

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Mar 22, 2017 | Product News

Xenia Introduces Family of Reinforced Composites for Metal-replacing Applications

Xenia has recently introduced XEBRID a new family of materials reinforced with hybrid fillers composed of carbon and glass fibers mixtures, most ideal for “metal replacement” applications which is...

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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 15, 2017 | Product News

Arkema at JEC World 2017: Unveils Next-Gen Composites for Auto & Wind Power

At JEC World 2017, Arkema showcases recyclable, innovative composite solutions to reduce weight and replace metal in transportation, automotive and wind power sectors. Saving weight in order to...

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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 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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Mar 13, 2017 | Product News

Teijin at JEC World 2017: To Exhibit Wide Range of Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

Teijin to showcase a wide range of high-performance composite products at JEC World 2017. Highlights include: CFRP auto parts production, PEEK Composites, metal-replacing solutions, high-strength...

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