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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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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 9, 2017 | Industry News

Extensive Services to Predict Performance of Thermoplastics in Water Management: SABIC

SABIC shared its latest capabilities to support the global water industry at Aquatech Amsterdam. Replacing traditional copper, stainless steel, ductile iron and brass with SABIC’s thermoplastic...

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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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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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Nov 15, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay & Strata Formalize JV to Supply Boeing with Advanced Composites Materials

Solvay & Strata have formalized Joint Venture to supply Boeing with advanced composite materials from a high-tech facility to be built in Al Ain. New facility will supply metal-replacing carbon...

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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 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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