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Metal Replacement
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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Jun 9, 2017 | Product News

Higher Versatile Processing with Teknor Apex’s New Metal-replacing Polyamides

A new family of compounds from Teknor Apex raises processability and physical properties of glass fiber-reinforced polyamides to a new level, enabling injection molders to take on more demanding...

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Apr 19, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s Metal-replacing PPS Grades Attain Regulatory Potable Water Contact Approvals

Solvay’s two cost-competitive Ryton® PPS grades have been certified for drinking water contact. New grades having superior resistance to prolonged hot water exposure up to 140°C expand Solvay’s...

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Apr 7, 2017 | Product News

RadiciGroup Widens Product Portfolio with High-heat Resistant PPA Grades for Auto

RadiciGroup has widened its product portfolio in Brazilian auto market with its new metal-replacing high-temperature resistant RADILON® Aestus T range of PPA polyamides. Overall cost reduction and...

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Apr 4, 2017 | Product News

Stratasys Expands 3D Printing Range with Nylon Composite & Rubber-like Material

Stratasys has recently announced two new advanced materials: a carbon fiber-filled thermoplastic strong enough to replace metal components in automotive and a new line of rubber-like high-durability...

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Mar 27, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s New High-performance PA Replaces Metal in Permanent Load Parts

Solvay has expanded its portfolio of specialty polymers to overcome demanding metal replacement challenges for automotive and appliance parts submitted to severe operating environments with two new...

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May 3, 2017 | Product News

New Light-weighting Polypropylene Solutions for Electric Vehicles - Borealis/Borouge

Borealis and Borouge has recently announced the launch of several new metal-replacing polypropylene (PP) compounds that proves to be light-weighting solutions for interior, exterior, and...

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Apr 11, 2017 | Product News

SABIC’s Plastic/Metal Hybrid & PP Solutions Help in Vehicle Weight Reduction

At VDI conference, SABIC presented a range of innovative solutions for vehicle weight reduction. Highlights were: metal replacing plastic/metal hybrid, lightweight PP solutions, transparent glazing...

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Apr 4, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Launches Metal-replacing Lubricated PEEK Grades for Implantable Devices

Solvay has recently announced that it has introduced two new lubricated grades of Zeniva® polyetheretherketone (PEEK), which offers numerous benefits over metal implant, to its portfolio of...

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Mar 27, 2017 | Product News

RadiciGroup Launches Special Polyamides for Extrusion Technology

The new special polyamides for the extrusion market are the next frontier for RadiciGroup Performance Plastics. These special polyamides are reinforced materials for metal replacement for a...

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Mar 22, 2017 | Product News

Xenia Introduces Family of Reinforced Composites for Metal-replacing Applications

Xenia has recently introduced XEBRID a new family of materials reinforced with hybrid fillers composed of carbon and glass fibers mixtures, most ideal for “metal replacement” applications which is...

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