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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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Jan 11, 2018 | Industry News

Stratasys’ Composite 3D Printing Material Reduces Machine Downtime by Replacing Metal

Stratasys has recently announced that Dutch 3D service bureau, Visual First, is using FDM Nylon 12CF carbon-filled thermoplastic to replace metal machine parts for its customer, The Chocolate...

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Jan 5, 2018 | Product News

Evonik Develops New Metal-replacing, High-temperature PPA Base Polymer

Evonik expands its range of base polymers. The new high-temperature polymer can withstand mechanical stress up to 135°C. It is specially designed to substitute metal in classic metal applications...

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Dec 8, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PESU Expands Design Options for Apollo’s Medical Microtubing

Apollo offers medical microtubing extruded from Solvay’s medical-grade PESU. Veradel® HC A-301 NT PESU enables multi-lumen microtube configurations that stainless steel cannot achieve, is more...

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Dec 5, 2017 | Industry News

UHMWPE Enables Higher Production in Mining Applications: Plastic Machining Company

Plastic Machining Company provides plastics that play a pivotal role in mining applications, particularly UHMW (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene). More resistant than metal, nylon 6/6 and...

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Nov 28, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s New PEEK Used as Base Polymer in Osteoconductive Composite for Spinal Implants

PEEK is an attractive alternative to titanium for spinal implants because it shares similar modulus to bone, and its radio transparency allows for easy visualization in X-rays. Therefore, Solvay’s...

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Jan 12, 2018 | Article

Solution Based Barrier Food Packaging Advancing Rapidly!

By Donald Rosato

Astute consumers, who want more functionality and who order online in increasing numbers are requiring a whole range of new, rigid and flexible food barrier technologies, like:  » Thinner walled...

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Jan 3, 2018 | Industry News

Injection Molding Solutions by Husky for Medical & Packaging Markets: Interplastica 2018

Husky Injection Molding Systems has announced its participation at Interplastica 2018. Husky’s Multi-Layer Technology is an integrated solution for packaging preferred more over metal packaging and...

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Dec 6, 2017 | Industry News

New Predictive Engineering Tools for Designing Lightweight Automotive Composites

Researchers at the Department of Energy's PNNL, along with industry and academia experts, have developed predictive engineering tools for designing new metal-replacing lightweight automotive...

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Dec 1, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Launches 30% CF-reinforced Radiolucent PEEK for Implantable Devices

Solvay unveils Zeniva® ZA-600 CF30 PEEK, a 30 percent carbon fiber-reinforced, radiolucent polymer offered for implantable device applications. Unlike implantable metals, the new PEEK, with the...

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Nov 21, 2017 | Article

Automotive Thermoplastic & Natural Fiber Composites on the Move!

By Donald Rosato

Advanced material technologies are making breakthroughs in weight savings to meet increasingly tough automotive emission targets. Some of the latest thermoplastic and natural fiber composite...

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