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Cost Efficiency
Cost optimization is a high priority in the minds of most of the engineers and designers in the Plastics Industry. Plastics are known as one of the most resource and cost efficient materials available to the society. By focusing on key concepts such as Scrap rate reduction, Plastic durability or weatherability, Part weight reduction...

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Oct 5, 2017 | Industry News

BASF’s New Co-extrudable Ultradur® PBT Replaces Steel in PVC Window Profile

BASF has developed an Ultradur® PBT, modified for co-extrusion with PVC that replaces steel in PVC windows as the stiffening element. Window made of new material is more cost-effective and equally...

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Sep 15, 2017 | Industry News

EconCore/Diehl Aircabin Develop PC Honeycomb Panels for Aircraft Interior Modules

EconCore has joined forces with Diehl Aircabin to develop cost-effective solutions for aircraft interior modules during a European Commission funded project INCOM. New development is to create...

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Aug 24, 2017 | Industry News

Saint-Gobain Seals’ Meldin® 7001 PI Qualifies as Electric Harness Component in Jet Engines

Saint-Gobain Seals’ virgin polyimide qualifies as precise fixing element on electric harnesses for jet engine program. Temperature-resistant up to 316°C, Meldin® 7001 reduces global cost of...

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Jul 19, 2017 | Industry News

New Barrier PET Films for Extended Shelf Life & E-commerce Uses by Toray

Toray Plastics (America) offers two new ultra-high barrier PET films. MK61HB metallized-barrier PET and PA1HB clear-barrier PET films reduce total cost of ownership of flexible packaging and deliver...

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Jun 29, 2017 | Industry News

Stratasys’ 3D Printed Working Prototype Supports German Space Mars Exploration Mission

Since prototype made out of metal was too expensive and complex in production, German Aerospace Centre is using Stratasys FDM 3D printing for the production of a cost-effective thermoplastic-based...

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Sep 28, 2017 | Industry News

Hexcel to Create Composite Fabrics to Replace Metal in Large Auto & Aero Structures

Hexcel launches new government-backed project to develop new carbon fiber fabric forms and resins that can be used to manufacture cost-effective large composites structures, 25-30% lighter than...

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Sep 8, 2017 | Product News

ELIX Polymers’ New ABS & PC/ABS Grades Can Reduce Undesirable Noises in Auto Parts

ELIX Polymers has developed a range of specialty grades of ABS and PC/ABS to reduce the squeak. Offering possibility for significant cost savings, these new grades reduces undesirable noises that...

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Jul 26, 2017 | Product News

Long-term Sealing Performance with New Rubber-replacing Medical TPV from Teknor Apex

The dynamic sealing properties of Teknor Apex’s new Medalist MD-23100 TPV Series enable device manufacturers to obtain excellent long-term performance while avoiding the higher cost and greater...

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Jul 10, 2017 | Industry News

IACMI/Michelman Partnership - To Fabricate Styrene-free Carbon Fiber Composites

A new project is put into action for optimizing vinyl ester resins and fiber sizings for the fabrication of cost-effective styrene-free carbon fiber composites for automotive industry. The project...

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Jun 27, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro Takes Construction to Next Level with New Insulated Structural Wall Panel

Covestro will take panelized construction to the next level with the introduction of PUReWall™, a cost-effective, high-performance, insulated structural wall panel. PUReWall™ system offers numerous...

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