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Mar 22, 2018 | Industry News

Thermoplastic Composites to Play Vital Role in Driving Aircraft Production: Victrex

Thermoplastic composites are expected to play an increasingly important role in accelerating future aircraft construction. In comparison to metals, they offer reduce production costs and very short...

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Mar 15, 2018 | Industry News

Composite Rebar Reinforced with TUBALL Nanotubes Shows Enhanced Bearing Capacity

Composite rebar is becoming increasingly more attractive due to its physical and engineering advantages over metal rebar. Adding TUBALL nanotubes expands the boundaries of technical and performance...

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Mar 14, 2018 | Industry News

Covestro’s CFRTP Composites Enable Haier to Design Metallic-like AC Housing

Haier has launched a state-of-the-art air conditioner under its Casarte brand, utilizing Covestro’s novel continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites. These composites are used to...

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Mar 14, 2018 | Industry News

Solvay’s High-strength PARA Enables Single-use Surgical Instrument Kit Development

Solvay has announced that its high-performance, metal-replacing Ixef® polyarylamide (PARA) resin enabled ECA Medical Instruments to develop its Cervical-One™ single-use surgical instrument set for...

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Mar 12, 2018 | Product News

Thermoplastic Composites for Lightweighting Structures: Arkema at JEC World 2018

At JEC World 2018, Arkema showcased its unique range of advanced materials and cutting-edge solutions to meet growing demand for lightweighting structures by replacing metals in the transportation...

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Mar 8, 2018 | Industry News

All-polymer Knee Implant Based on Solvay’s Zeniva® PEEK

Solvay has announced that Okani Medical has developed an all-polymer knee implant based on Solvay’s Zeniva® PEEK. ORGKnee™ implant made of Zeniva® PEEK exhibited 50 percent less wear versus a metal...

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Mar 7, 2018 | Product News

SABIC at JEC World 2018: Showcasing Breakthrough Innovations in Thermoplastic Composites

At JEC World 2018, SABIC is showcasing breakthrough innovations in thermoplastic composite materials which can replace metals to drive broader adoption in automotive, aerospace, electronics and...

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Mar 5, 2018 | Product News

Sumitomo Chemical Launches Engineering Plastic for Auto Parts in American Market

Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies is set to offer high performance, competitive Sumiploy engineering plastics, efficient to replace aluminum in the American market. It is used in production of...

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Mar 2, 2018 | Product News

Teijin at JEC World 2018: Marks a Century of Innovation with Composite Products

The Teijin Group has announced that it will showcase a wide range of high-performance composite products at JEC World 2018. Compounds that could replace metals in automotive and composite...

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Feb 28, 2018 | Industry News

PolyOne Signs Licensing Agreement with Integral for ElectriPlast® Conductive Long Fiber

PolyOne has partnered with Integral Technologies and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast to commercialize its patented, metal-replacing long fiber conductive material for automotive industry...

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