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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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Jul 15, 2016 | Industry News

LANXESS’s PA 6 Offers More Economical Design for Engine Oil Pan

The trend of manufacturing engine oil pans from plastic instead of metals such as aluminum is continuing to gain ground. However, newer designs are favoring polyamide 6 over polyamide 6.6 because of...

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Jul 4, 2016 | Product News

DSM Unveils ForTii MX PPA for Replacing Die-cast Metal Parts in Automotive

Royal DSM offers a more cost-effective alternative than ever to die-casting metals with launch of ForTii MX grades. The new DSM’s ForTii MX grades are extension to its range of ForTii® high...

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Jun 29, 2016 | Product News

Trinseo Automotive Unveils Structural Polymers for Semi-structural Applications

Trinseo Automotive has launched the ENLITE™ line of structural polymers targeting semi-structural applications, which underlines its commitment to innovative solutions in lightweight technologies...

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Jun 27, 2016 | Industry News

Victrex’s AITC Marks 10 Years of Success for PAEK Solutions in Shanghai

This June marks 10 years since Victrex opened its Asia Innovation and Technology Center (AITC) in Shanghai, for PAEK-based solutions, a move that has brought the company and its customers together...

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Jun 22, 2016 | Industry News

Solvay’s PAEK Finds Application in Polimotor 2 Engine’s Oil Pump Housing

Solvay, among the leading global suppliers of high-performance polymers, has announced that its AvaSpire® AV-651 CF30 polyaryletherketone (PAEK) will form three sections of the Polimotor 2 engine’s...

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Jul 15, 2016 | Industry News

Stratasys’ 3D Printed ABS Injection Mold Helps Berker Reduce Switch Production Cost

Stratasys Ltd. has recently announced that German switch manufacturer, Berker, is significantly reducing its production costs and time for testing electrical component prototypes by using Stratasys...

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Jun 30, 2016 | Article

Automotive Light-weighting and What it Means for Plastics

By Alan Dubin

It has been estimated that for every 100 kg weight saved in a car, the CO2 emissions are reduced by 8.5-10 g/km. Under currently pending EU norms, the fleet average to be achieved by all new cars...

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Jun 27, 2016 | Industry News

Ascend’s Improved Vydyne® PA66 Offers Performance Benefits to Automakers

Ascend Performance Materials discusses the role of Vydyne® PA66 in addressing global trends impacting today’s world, such as calls for decreased carbon emissions, population growth, and poverty...

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Jun 23, 2016 | Product News

Evonik Conducts Research on New Metal-replacing Composites for Medical Implants

Evonik is conducting cutting-edge research into biodegradable high-strength composites. These materials could potentially replace metal in implants used for the internal fixation of fractured bones...

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Jun 21, 2016 | Product News

DSM Launches High Temperature Resistant TPC for Hot Charge Air Ducts

DSM has developed new high temperature resistant grade of its Arnitel® thermoplastic copolyester elastomer (TPC) for production of flexible hot charge air ducts used in turbocharged engines...

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