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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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Oct 5, 2021 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2022: High-performing Lightweight Plastics for Aerospace Applications

The aerospace industry, which spans a host of applications from aviation to industrial and military purposes, has taken innovations in plastic materials into a broader space. While metals are...

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Sep 23, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Use Machine-learning to Optimize Polymers for Metal-free Batteries

Researchers, Jodie Lutkenhaus and Daniel Tabor from Texas A&M University are using machine-learning techniques to optimize polymers needed for developing metal-free, recyclable, organic batteries...

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Sep 16, 2021 | Industry News

Hexcel and Boeing Sign Contract to Produce Composite-based Aerospace Parts

Hexcel Corporation has been awarded a multi-year contract to produce aerospace structures made with HexPEKK®-100 for the Boeing 777X. The parts will be manufactured at the company’s additive...

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Sep 2, 2021 | Industry News

BASF and Grupo Antolin Develop Lightweight Roof Frames Using Metal-replacing PBT

BASF and Grupo Antolin in close cooperation have successfully validated the Polybutylenterephthalate (PBT) Ultradur® High Speed in plastic frames for open panorama headliners. The newly developed...

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Aug 25, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS’ Glass Fiber-reinforced PA6 Finds Use in INFAC’s Battery Module Housing

LANXESS and INFAC have together developed a battery module housing for electric vehicles (EVs). The battery housing uses Durethan BKV30FN04 from LANXESS to satisfy stringent mechanical and chemical...

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Aug 5, 2021 | Industry News

Ensinger Uses Solvay’s PPSU to Produce Regulatory-compliant Sensor Bodies

Ensinger has chosen Solvay's Radel® PPSU as the high-performance polymer for the production of sensor bodies due to its high mechanical, chemical and thermal stability. It can absorb massive impact...

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Jul 19, 2021 | Industry News

New Feasibility Study on PEEK-based Femoral Knee Component Starts Successfully

Maxx Orthopedics and Invibio Biomaterial Solutions together announced the successful study initiation and first patients to be implanted with the new, all polymer, PEEK-OPTIMA™ femoral knee...

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Jul 14, 2021 | Industry News

Roboze Introduces Heated Chamber-equipped 3D Printer for Exceptionally Large Parts

Roboze introduces Production Series solution, the ARGO 1000. The ARGO 1000 can radically transform the way industries like aerospace, energy, transportation, MedTech, and automotive can manufacture...

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Jun 28, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Use Semiconducting Polymer-based Artificial Leaf to Generate Solar Fuel

EPFL scientists have generated oxygen from sunlight, water and semiconducting polymers using an artificial leaf. They present a promising way towards economical and scalable solar fuel production...

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Jun 21, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Self-sensing PEEK Using 3D Printing Techniques

A University of Glasgow-led team of engineers have used 3D printing techniques to add new properties to a plastic known as polyether ether ketone, or PEEK. The new form of lightweight...

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