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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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Jun 6, 2016 | Product News

Arkema’s Thermoplastic Composites Earn “Technology Showcase” Label

At a meeting of the strategy committee of the “Chemistry and Materials” network Arkema was awarded “technology showcase” label by Alliance industrie du Futur for this project involving the...

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May 30, 2016 | Industry News

Braskem Enhances UHMWPE R&D Capabilities by Adding Technical Equipment at I&T Center

Braskem has enhanced its research and development abilities by adding sophisticated technical equipment to its Innovation and Technology Center located in Pittsburgh. These improvements are in...

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May 26, 2016 | Product News

DSM Presented Dyneema® UHMWPE Fiber-based Anti-stab Technology for Armor at DSA 2016

DSM Dyneema showcased Dyneema® Anti-stab Technology at the 15th Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition and Conference 2016. Dyneema® Anti-stab Technology is the latest patented anti-stab material...

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May 25, 2016 | Industry News

PolyOne Materials Help Brand Owners to Develop Distinctive Cosmetic Packaging

Leading brands in cosmetics and spirits markets increasingly rely on PolyOne solutions to develop distinctive packaging for luxury cosmetics and premium spirits. Brand owners who collaborate with...

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May 20, 2016 | Industry News

Ira3D Enters into Medical Field with 3D Printing Technology Using Thermoplastics

Rapid prototyping & custom solutions, these are the plus of 3D printing applied to the medical field. Ira3d is now present in the main applications, ranging from the creation of ultra-personalized...

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Jun 3, 2016 | Industry News

DSM’s EcoPaXX® Polyamide Finds Application in Drinking Water Contact Applications

Royal DSM is taking its EcoPaXX® polyamide (PA) into an important new market - drinking water contact applications. Use of this material replaces metal and offers a high-performance, lead-free...

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May 27, 2016 | Industry News

Solvay’s PPS & FKM Find Application in Polimotor 2 Project’s Fuel Injection Assembly

Solvay Specialty Polymers announced that Polimotor 2 all-plastic race engine project is incorporating company’s Ryton® XK-2340 polyphenylene sulfide & Tecnoflon® VPL 85540 fluoroelastomer specialty...

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May 26, 2016 | Industry News

Grand View Research Foresees Global Wood Plastic Composite Market to Increase by 2024

According to Grand View Research, wood plastic composite is expected to expand by 2024. Growing demand for wood plastic composite as a low cost and environment-friendly substitute to plastic is...

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May 24, 2016 | Industry News

DSM’s ForTii PPA Results in Cost & Weight Reduction for Die-cast Metal Replacement

DSM says ongoing innovations in its ForTii® portfolio of materials, based on advanced high-temperature polyamide (PPA), will lead to further replacement of die-cast metal components across all...

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May 9, 2016 | Product News

Solvay’s Technyl® PA Range Earns Drinking Water Contact Approvals for Plumbing

Solvay Engineering Plastics announced that its entire range of Technyl® PA6.6 and Technyl® eXten PA6.10 materials for plumbing applications has obtained full drinking water contact approvals from...

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