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Metal Replacement


Plastics have over-taken metals in many different industries with the superior quality and ease of processing. Metals are being replaced frequently for weight reduction and inducing desired properties.

Durable plastics consume less energy during the production process and are cost-effective as well as tunable. Automotive and aircraft industries are innovating with plastics to replace heavy metals.

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Dec 8, 2021 | Industry News

ExxonMobil Acquires Materia to Commercialize Hydrocarbon-based Materials Production

ExxonMobil Chemical Company has acquired Materia, Inc., a technology company that has pioneered the development of a Nobel prize-winning technology for manufacturing a new class of materials. The...

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Dec 2, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS and Kautex Co-develop Large-format Plastic Battery Housing for EVs

LANXESS and Kautex Textron have been collaborating for several years to research whether battery housings for electric vehicles can be designed and manufactured from technical thermoplastics...

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Dec 1, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Launches Anti-static Compounds for Equipment Used in Explosive Atmospheres

SABIC has launched a new LNP™ STAT-KON™ and LNP™ STAT-LOY™ compounds. The products offer enhanced anti-static performance for applications regulated under the European Union’s increasingly stringent...

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Nov 30, 2021 | Industry News

DOMO Introduces Material Cards for Faster Adoption of Eco-friendly Polyamides

DOMO has introduced new material cards to fast-track the adoption of its innovative line of eco-friendly polyamides, TECHNYL® 4EARTH®. This new feature in DOMO’s advanced predictive simulation...

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Nov 25, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS to Expand High-tech Engineering Plastics Production in China

LANXESS will expand its production network in China: LANXESS will build a second compounding line for Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech engineering plastics at its manufacturing site in...

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Nov 24, 2021 | Product News

Arkema’s New High Rigidity PA11 for Demanding Medical Applications

Arkema launches a new high rigidity Advanced Bio-Circular polyamide 11 medical polymer intended to replace metal and traditional polymers in demanding medical applications...

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Nov 15, 2021 | Industry News

Henkel and Nexa3D Sign Material Development Agreement for Functional Polymers

Henkel and Nexa3D announces the signing of a new material development agreement. This agreement builds upon the companies’ partnership and deepens their joint commitment to advancing the...

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Nov 11, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay and 9T Labs Collaborate to Bring CFRP Parts to Mass Production

Solvay is working with 9TLabs to help bring additively manufactured carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts to mass production...

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Oct 20, 2021 | Product News

Avient Launches Density-modified Thermoplastics for Premium Packaging

Avient Corporation announces new Gravi-Tech™ density-modified thermoplastics that enable advanced metal plating surface treatments to deliver both the look and feel of metal in premium packaging...

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Oct 11, 2021 | Product News

LANXESS to Spotlight New Flame-retardant PA, Biobased Composite and more at Fakuma

At this year’s edition of Fakuma, focus areas for LANXESS are the market launch of hollow-profile hybrid technology as a lightweight design technology and new halogen-free flame-retardant polyamides...

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