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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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Nov 10, 2016 | Industry News

Medical-grade PARA by Solvay Facilitates Surgical Instrument for Adenoids & Tonsils

Solvay has announced at K 2016 that its metal-replacing medical-grade Ixef® GS-1022 polyarylamide (PARA) resin facilitated the development of Elasso Surgical Instruments’ new, single-use...

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Nov 4, 2016 | Industry News

Customized Weight-reducing PP Solutions by Borealis & Borouge for Automotive

Borealis and Borouge continue to supply the automotive industry with new and customized metal-replacing polypropylene (PP) solutions that help facilitate lightweight construction and thus improve...

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Oct 25, 2016 | Industry News

SABIC Highlights Wide Range of Plastic Solutions & Technologies for B&C at K 2016

SABIC supports demanding building & construction solutions due to rising population with array of its metal-replacing & transparent plastic products that includes virtually every imaginable type of...

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Oct 24, 2016 | Product News

DSM Launches ForTii Ace PPA, a Metal-replacing & PEEK Alternative at K 2016

DSM is making a major move to substitution of die-cast metals and expensive high performance engineering thermoplastics like PEEK in automotive, with the launch of a new polymer, ForTii® Ace, a...

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Oct 17, 2016 | Product News

DSM to Present Metal-replacing Dyneema® Carbon Hybrid Composites at K 2016

DSM has announced to highlight lightweight performance power of Dyneema® Carbon hybrid composites for sports and automotive motorsports products at K 2016. Fifteen times stronger than steel but...

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Nov 7, 2016 | Product News

Self-reinforcing New Heat Performance PA66 by Solvay for Automotive Industry

Metal-replacing Solvay’s new heat performance polyamide 6.6 (PA66) integrates a unique “smart molecule” self-reinforcement technology. It outperforms specialty polymers in demanding thermal...

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Oct 31, 2016 | Product News

Co-polycarbonate & ABS Copolymer Blend by Covestro for Parts with Metallic Finish

Covestro has developed blend for fabricating chrome-plated plastic component that is extremely heat-resistant & suitable for electroplating. With potential use in vehicles Apec® 150 PG (plating...

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Oct 25, 2016 | Industry News

Solvay Announces Headship in Aligning Engineering Plastics with 3D Printing at K 2016

At K 2016, Solvay declares it’s committed of taking a leadership role in aligning its polymers & engineering plastics with 3D printing trends for metal-replacing solutions for transport industry...

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Oct 20, 2016 | Product News

Working Prototype for LED Lamps with PC Heat Sinks by Covestro at K 2016

At K 2016, Covestro is exhibiting prototypes of working LED lamps incorporating heat sinks made of the highly filled polycarbonate Makrolon® TC8030 which is better than aluminum. This material has a...

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Oct 10, 2016 | Industry News

Medical-grade PEEK/PAEK from Solvay Replaces Metal in Surgical Instruments

Solvay has announced that its medical grade KetaSpire® PEEK and AvaSpire® PAEK polymers enabled Shanghai Reach Medical Instrument Company to develop a lighter, more ergonomic and highly...

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