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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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Jan 21, 2022 | Industry News

TotalEnergies Increases High-performance Polymers Production for Specialty Markets

TotalEnergies polymer plant in Feluy, Belgium, announced the startup of a new production of high-performance polymers with the commissioning of a new reactor in its polypropylene unit...

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Jan 4, 2022 | Industry News

New Project to Use Optimized Composites for Metal Replacement in Batteries

AIMPLAS is developing the VETERIA21 Project as part of a collaboration agreement between the Valencian Regional Government’s Ministry of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society and...

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Dec 24, 2021 | Industry News

Teknor Apex and Hyperlight Develop Sustainable CSP System Using Recyclable Tubes

Teknor Apex partner Hyperlight Energy has developed an innovative concentrated solar power (CSP) system to sustainably and affordably decarbonize oil recovery. CSP projects usually look like massive...

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Dec 16, 2021 | Industry News

Toray and Partners to Develop Fully Composite Hydrogen Tank for Civil Aviation

Toray Advanced Composites and partners have been awarded funding from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy’s Research and Development for Mobility scheme for the development of...

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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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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 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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