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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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Aug 26, 2016 | Industry News

Solvay Expands CF Capacity to Make Lightweight Composites for Aircrafts

Solvay has recently inaugurated a new carbon fiber production line doubling production capacity of carbon fiber reinforced composites to replace metals in aircraft components. The new CF production...

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Aug 23, 2016 | Product News

DSM at K 2016: To Launch Ultra-high Performance PA for Metal-replacement in Auto

DSM at K 2016 will launch generation of ultra-high performance polyamides which will accelerate rate of replacement of die-cast metals in automotive. For electronics industry, DSM will provide...

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Aug 11, 2016 | Industry News

Researchers Reveal Efficacy of Carbon Nanotubes in Reinforcing Composites

MIT aerospace engineers have found a way to strengthen composites used to make light-weight airplane frames. Metal-replacing CNT reinforced composites are more damage-resistant. The improvement may...

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Jul 29, 2016 | Product News

Solvay at K 2016: To Feature Polyamides for 3D Printing, Sustainability & more

Solvay will mark presence at K 2016 by sharing polyamide solutions for cutting-edge technology, light-weighting materials, additive manufacturing technology and sustainability solutions. The company...

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Jul 22, 2016 | Industry News

SABIC Targets Pipe Extrusion Industry with Cost-effective Plastic Solutions

SABIC is putting increasing efforts into providing its suppliers and customers in pipe extrusion industry with more cost-effective and sustainable plastic solutions as the global need for improved...

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Aug 26, 2016 | Industry News

Victrex’s PEEK Replaces Metal in Floor Brackets of COMAC’s ARJ21 Regional Jet

For development of efficient & durable aircraft floor brackets, COMAC replaces metal with Victrex’s PEEK in its regional jet ARJ21. Brackets has working temperature range of -55°C - 135°C which are...

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Aug 12, 2016 | Industry News

Evolva & US Navy Team up to Develop Composites from Plant Ingredient

Evolva & US Navy to develop a new class of structural composites engineered from plant ingredient – resveratrol. These are lighter than aluminum and can also be used in auto, electronics, aero...

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Aug 1, 2016 | Industry News

Treofan Develops 5-layer BOPP Film using ExxonMobil Chemical’s PBE

Treofan’s new 5-layer BOPP film using VistamaxxTM performance polymers from ExxonMobil Chemical in heat sealable side of the new metallized 5-layer BOPP film allows replacing aluminum foil. New...

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Jul 27, 2016 | Industry News

PlastiComp Launches R&D Lab to Provide Isolated Progressing Environment for LFT

PlastiComp, Inc. has announced that it has recently completed a capital improvement project at its Winona, Minn. facility. PlastiComp inaugurates Da Vinci R&D Lab to continue advancement of long...

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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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