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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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May 1, 2011 | Article

Main Markets for Composites: Expectations from the JEC Trade Fair Europe

The Omnexus Click'N Vote of March reflected pretty well the markets placed on top priority by the JEC trade fair exhibitors. This Omnexus polling received 62 votes just before the annual European...

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Apr 26, 2011 | Article

Composites in the Wind Energy Sector: Reflecting on the Success of 2011 JEC Show

The 2011 JEC Show in Paris was one of those industry events professionals really like to attend to. It was not only the right place to discover innovative uses of composites; above all it was a...

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Mar 30, 2011 | Article

Leading High Heat-resistant Polymers Vie for a Spot in the Top 10

To offer smarter answers to application and processing issues in state-of-the-art industries as well as mass production markets such as aerospace, automotive or electronics, new polymer versions are...

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Mar 8, 2011 | Article

Highlights from the High Performance Plastics Conference: Materials and Design

High Performance Plastics (HPP) and their uses were highlighted during the RAPRA conference held on February 23rd and 24th in Köln, Germany. Through 15 technical presentations from resin...

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Feb 7, 2011 | Article

Advances in Engineered Medical Plastic Implant Solutions

Medical technological advances impose extremely high demands on plastic materials which are employed in medical applications. This is particularly true in the development of medical plastic...

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Feb 4, 2011 | Article

Recycled Plastic Composites Run Out Traditional Railroad Ties

Axion International Inc, a producer and developer of industrial-grade recycled composite plastic resins and railroad ties (used as base for rail tracks), has won a sub-contract worth $100,000 for...

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Feb 1, 2011 | Article

Another Good Reason to Replace Metal by Plastics

Replacing metal by plastics is not a new topic at all, and we all have heard about the most interesting advantages of plastics over metals: the increased design freedom of plastics allows complex...

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Sep 20, 2010 | Article

Polypropylene: A Chameleon that Competes with Engineering Plastics & Many Other Materials

According to the used polymerization or mixing process and formulation, polypropylenes can be hard or soft, opaque or transparent, light or heavy, insulating or conductive, neat or reinforced with...

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Aug 23, 2010 | Article

What's New in Metal Replacement and Plastics Trends in Appliances

Thermoplastics account for approximately 90% of all plastic materials for household appliances, with the remaining being thermoset plastics. Among thermoplastic materials, most of them are volume...

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Aug 2, 2010 | Article

Reinforced Fiber(s) Plastic Pipes for "No Dig" Restoration of Gas Lines

"No dig" trenchless technology for repairing damaged pipelines buried under the infrastructure system ground to repair low-pressure water and sewer lines has been in place since mid 1970s. The...

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