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Metal Replacement
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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Oct 17, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PSU Replaces Metal in Sensor Housings for Biopharmaceutical Applications

Solvay has announced that its high-performance Udel® P-1700 polysulfone (PSU) polymer enabled PendoTECH to innovate biocompatible, transparent housings for a family of sensors targeting single-use...

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Oct 16, 2017 | Industry News

SABIC Offers Engineering Resins & Capabilities to Solve Water Management Challenges

SABIC will showcase at Aquatech Amsterdam its industry-leading water management resources, technical support services and materials that surpass benefits of metals which can help customers address...

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Oct 5, 2017 | Article

High Heat Plastic Materials Turning Up the Heat!

By Donald Rosato

High heat plastics have been among the fastest growing plastics products entering new & challenging applications, like: Military / aerospace, automotive, electronics... Although, it is still...

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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 19, 2017 | Product News

DSM to Highlight Extensive Range of High-performance ForTii® PPA at Fakuma

At Fakuma 2017, DSM will present its extensive range of high performance materials used in metal-to-plastic conversion in automotive, electronics and water management. DSM will be also be showcasing...

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Oct 16, 2017 | Product News

Lubrizol to Highlight Latest Developments in TPU with VELOX at Fakuma

Lubrizol has announced its Engineered Polymers business will be participating with VELOX at Fakuma 2017. TPU provides the strength of metal or rubber coupled with softness...

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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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Oct 4, 2017 | Industry News

Hexcel’s Latest Composite Tech. Replaces Metal in Motorcycles Footrest Bracket

Hexcel’s latest CFRP technology has been selected for an innovative high-rate manufacturing process demonstrator. The project displays a new rapid production process for the high-rate manufacturing...

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Sep 26, 2017 | Industry News

DSM’s High-temperature Reinforced PA46 Replaces Metal in Charge Air Cooler End Cap

DSM’s 50% glass fiber-reinforced PA46 replaces metal end caps, which must withstand continuous temperatures up to 230°C, in charge air cooler. DSM partners with Mahle, to enable the use of DSM’s...

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Sep 19, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay to Sell its Polyamides Business to BASF; Enters into a Binding Agreement

Solvay has entered into a binding agreement with German chemical company BASF for the sale of its Polyamides business, a crucial step in Solvay’s transformation towards a multi-specialty chemicals...

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