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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 5, 2018 | Product News

Evonik Develops New Metal-replacing, High-temperature PPA Base Polymer

Evonik expands its range of base polymers. The new high-temperature polymer can withstand mechanical stress up to 135°C. It is specially designed to substitute metal in classic metal applications...

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Nov 28, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s New PEEK Used as Base Polymer in Osteoconductive Composite for Spinal Implants

PEEK is an attractive alternative to titanium for spinal implants because it shares similar modulus to bone, and its radio transparency allows for easy visualization in X-rays. Therefore, Solvay’s...

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Oct 24, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Unveils Reinforced PARA Grade for Superior Surface Finish of Lightweight Parts

Solvay has introduced Ixef® 3012, a 55% carbon fiber and glass fiber hybrid reinforced grade of polyarylamide (PARA) showing wide potential for replacing metal in delicate automotive parts. The new...

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Sep 19, 2017 | Product News

DSM to Highlight Extensive Range of High-performance ForTii® PPA at Fakuma

At Fakuma 2017, DSM will present its extensive range of high performance materials used in metal-to-plastic conversion in automotive, electronics and water management. DSM will be also be showcasing...

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Aug 1, 2017 | Product News

Toyota Earns Altair Enlighten Award for Lightweight CFRP Inner Panels

Toyota wins Altair Enlighten Award for its metal-replacing carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) inner panels on Prius Prime, Lexus LC 500. With this new lightweighting technology, OEMs could save...

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Dec 1, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Launches 30% CF-reinforced Radiolucent PEEK for Implantable Devices

Solvay unveils Zeniva® ZA-600 CF30 PEEK, a 30 percent carbon fiber-reinforced, radiolucent polymer offered for implantable device applications. Unlike implantable metals, the new PEEK, with the...

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Nov 3, 2017 | Product News

RadiciGroup Launches High-performing Metal-replacing PPS Products for Auto & E&E

At Fakuma 2017, RadiciGroup has officially announced its new PPS-based products: high-performance polymers particularly suited to engineering applications at high temperatures (>200°C). New products...

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Oct 16, 2017 | Product News

Lubrizol to Highlight Latest Developments in TPU with VELOX at Fakuma

Lubrizol has announced its Engineered Polymers business will be participating with VELOX at Fakuma 2017. TPU provides the strength of metal or rubber coupled with softness...

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Sep 5, 2017 | Product News

DSM Develops New PA-based Solution for Hydrogen Storing Composite Tanks

Royal DSM has introduced a material solution for high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage in vehicles. Polyamide liner greatly reduces weight compared to metal in high-pressure composite...

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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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