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Cost Efficiency

Cost Efficiency


Being light-weight, easy to process and recyclable, plastics prove to be a cost-effective resource. Cost optimization is a high priority in the minds of most of the engineers and designers in the plastics industry.

Plastics products focus on key concepts such as scrap rate reduction, plastic durability or weatherability and reusability.

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Jun 8, 2021 | Product News

Formlabs Introduces Nylon Material for Impact-resistant End-use Parts

Formlabs introduces Nylon 11 Powder, a high-performance nylon material ideal for functional prototyping and small batch production. Available for use on the Fuse 1, Formlabs’ high performance...

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Jun 1, 2021 | Product News

3D Systems Launches 3DP Materials with Long-term Environmental Stability

3D Systems has introduced four brand new materials to change the game for the customers using Figure 4 printers. These new production-capable materials are engineered to make the 3D printing...

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Apr 12, 2021 | Industry News

Sulzer Chemtech and Borealis Launch Cost-effective PP Foam Extrusion Technology

Sulzer Chemtech and Borealis have completed the development of an innovative process for the cost-effective extrusion of expanded polypropylene (ePP) beads...

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Apr 8, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Boost Dehumidification of Polyimides for Energy-efficient HVAC Systems

Texas A&M researchers have enhanced the dehumidification efficiency of a polymer that could help develop more energy-efficient systems with a smaller carbon footprint. In this new study, Texas A&M...

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Apr 6, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS and IBS Filtran Co-develop PA6-based Transmission Oil Pan for Cars

IBS Filtran has developed a transmission oil pan consisting of Durethan BKV35H2.0 from LANXESS. It is part of latest-generation automatic transmissions for vehicles from various carmakers...

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Feb 16, 2021 | Product News

Teknor Apex Launches Cost-effective Capstock Compounds for WPC Decking

Teknor Apex announces the launch of highly weatherable compounds for the outer or “cap” layers of dark-color wood / plastic composite (WPC) decking provide greater durability and scratch-resistance...

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Feb 4, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers to Develop Low-cost 3DP Wind Blade Molds Using Million Dollar Grant

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has been awarded $2.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to develop a...

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Dec 17, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Use Heat-resistant Rubber Material to Reduce Cost of Electronic Heatsinks

NUST MISIS scientists found a way to reduce the cost of industrial and electronics heatsinks production up to 10 times. Consequently, the product itself would also cost less. The proposed methods...

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Nov 25, 2020 | Industry News

New Inexpensive Technique to Develop Self-sensing CNT-nanocomposites

A research team from the Skoltech Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials have recently published a study focusing on multifunctional materials created through the addition of carbon...

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Nov 12, 2020 | Industry News

Husky Launches PET Preform Molding System for Multiple New Applications

Husky Injection Molding Systems launches its new NexPET™ system – a mid-volume PET preform molding solution purpose-built to help producers introduce multiple new applications into the market more...

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