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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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Apr 19, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s Metal-replacing PPS Grades Attain Regulatory Potable Water Contact Approvals

Solvay’s two cost-competitive Ryton® PPS grades have been certified for drinking water contact. New grades having superior resistance to prolonged hot water exposure up to 140°C expand Solvay’s...

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Apr 11, 2017 | Product News

SABIC’s Plastic/Metal Hybrid & PP Solutions Help in Vehicle Weight Reduction

At VDI conference, SABIC presented a range of innovative solutions for vehicle weight reduction. Highlights were: metal replacing plastic/metal hybrid, lightweight PP solutions, transparent glazing...

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Apr 7, 2017 | Industry News

FDA's Spinal System Reclassification Paves the Way for Invibio's PEEK Rods

The US FDA has recently reclassified semi-rigid spinal stabilization systems offering a regulatory pathway to 510(k) clearance in US for innovative devices using titanium-replacing PEEK-OPTIMA™...

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Apr 6, 2017 | Industry News

Quadrant CMS Designs Metal-replacing Plastic Parts for Domestic Water Pump

Quadrant Creative Moulding & Systems has proved to be an important partner for Grundfos in the development and production of important injection-molded plastic components for the new SCALA2 domestic...

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Apr 4, 2017 | Product News

Stratasys Expands 3D Printing Range with Nylon Composite & Rubber-like Material

Stratasys has recently announced two new advanced materials: a carbon fiber-filled thermoplastic strong enough to replace metal components in automotive and a new line of rubber-like high-durability...

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Apr 12, 2017 | Industry News

Composites from LANXESS Replace Steel in Vehicle’s Door Module Carrier

Metal-replacing Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite semi-finished products from LANXESS find new application in cost-effective light-weight designing of door module carrier for...

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Apr 10, 2017 | Industry News

Evonik Supports Development of Innovative Virtual Cars

Driven by trends around efficiency and design, Evonik Industries offered its broad portfolio of metal- and rubber-replacing plastics for automotive industry. Evonik’s unique technologies help reduce...

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Apr 7, 2017 | Product News

RadiciGroup Widens Product Portfolio with High-heat Resistant PPA Grades for Auto

RadiciGroup has widened its product portfolio in Brazilian auto market with its new metal-replacing high-temperature resistant RADILON® Aestus T range of PPA polyamides. Overall cost reduction and...

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Apr 4, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Launches Metal-replacing Lubricated PEEK Grades for Implantable Devices

Solvay has recently announced that it has introduced two new lubricated grades of Zeniva® polyetheretherketone (PEEK), which offers numerous benefits over metal implant, to its portfolio of...

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Mar 27, 2017 | Product News

RadiciGroup Launches Special Polyamides for Extrusion Technology

The new special polyamides for the extrusion market are the next frontier for RadiciGroup Performance Plastics. These special polyamides are reinforced materials for metal replacement for a...

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