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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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Jul 24, 2020 | Article

Designing High Durability Industrial Parts Using PC-based Urethane Prepolymers

By SpecialChem

Polyurethane parts are increasingly replacing metal, rubber and other plastic components in a wide range of industries and applications. Each application has its own demands which dictate the...

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Jun 6, 2019 | Article

Latest Advances in High Heat Polymers!

By Donald Rosato

There seem to be a solid growth in heat resistant end-use molding and extrusion materials, like:  − PA4T PolyPhthalAmide (PPA)  − PolyPhenylene Sulfide (PPS)  − PolyEther Sulfone...

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May 10, 2019 | Article

Performance Polyamides: Advances for Engineering Applications

By Donald Rosato

Check out the latest advances in Polyamide (Nylon) engineering thermoplastics with improved performance properties that efficiently replace metal for use in automotive applications...

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Aug 27, 2018 | Article

Advanced Plastic Composite Solutions for Next Gen Lightweight Vehicles

By Donald Rosato

Meet the new-age performance demands in automotive industry. Find out here the innovative multi-purpose plastics & composite solutions enabling weight reduction...

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Jul 27, 2018 | Article

Electronic Applications Requiring More than Heat Dissipation: How Can You Fulfill their Need?

By Mark DeMeuse

Thermal management has always been a major concern in the design of high frequency, high power electronic devices. For example, historically, in many power amplifier designs, the vast majority...

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Jul 19, 2018 | Article

Demand for Medical Grade Plastics Driven by Light-weighting Efforts

By Karthik Pillai

The global medical plastics industry has registered an exorbitant growth due to development of advanced grade plastics. Replacement of conventional materials such as steel, aluminum, and metals by...

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May 7, 2018 | Article

Engineering Thermoplastics Trends & Innovations: Interview with Toray Resin Company (NPE2018)

By SpecialChem

The Toray Group is committed to leading the way in technological innovation and having a positive social impact by developing advanced technologies and new materials. Read the interview with...

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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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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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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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