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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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Jun 11, 2021 | Product News

Covestro Unveils TPU for High-speed Signal Transmission of 5G Devices

Covestro has developed Desmopan® 7000 thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that exhibits high transparency for 5G frequencies, thus reducing signal losses. The product is therefore highly suitable for...

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May 5, 2021 | Product News

DSM Launches Advanced Engineering Grades for Medical Device Manufacturing

Royal DSM launches a new portfolio of engineering materials designed to help global medical device manufacturers improve the quality of care for patients around the world. The materials are intended...

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Apr 30, 2021 | Product News

Solvay’s New Line of PPAs for Metal Replacement & e-mobility

Solvay introduces Amodel® Supreme PPA, a new line of high-performance polyphthalamide (PPA) compounds designed for demanding e-mobility and metal replacement applications...

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Mar 31, 2021 | Product News

Evonik Launches PEEK-based 3DP Filament for Demanding Industrial Applications

Evonik has developed a new 3D printable filament based on PEEK (polyether ether ketone). The high-temperature and chemical-resistant ready-to-use material is particularly suitable for the additive...

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Mar 23, 2021 | Product News

Covestro Launches Low-friction Polycarbonates for Drug Delivery Devices

Covestro offers two new families of the polycarbonate Makrolon®: Improved low-friction types and maximum strength glass-filled products for drug delivery devices. The latter are also suitable for...

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Mar 2, 2021 | Product News

BASF Adds Carbon Fiber-reinforced PPA Grades for Lightweight Parts to Its Portfolio

BASF has expanded its polyphthalamide (PPA) portfolio of Ultramid® Advanced with carbon fiber-reinforced grades with fillings of 20, 30 and 40 percent. The benefits of these new materials include...

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Feb 23, 2021 | Product News

Stratasys Introduces ABS-based Carbon Fiber Material for 3DP End-use Parts

Stratasys introduces a new ABS-based carbon fiber material for its award-winning line of F123 Series™ 3D printers, the first composite material for the platform. With FDM® ABS-CF10, Stratasys now...

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Feb 9, 2021 | Product News

Asahi Kasei Introduces Semi-aromatic Polyamides for Automotive Interiors

Asahi Kasei introduces the semi-aromatic polyamide LEONA™ SG series to the European market. In addition to high stiffness, it features an improved flowability and a superior surface appearance...

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Feb 3, 2021 | Product News

MCAM Adds New High-temperature Resins for Automotives in Its Portfolio

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM) announces the expanded product line of its KyronMAX® structural thermoplastic materials with new resin formulations to meet the requirements of...

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Jan 20, 2021 | Product News

ExxonMobil’s New PCR-based Thermoplastic Vulcanizate Grades for GRC Weatherseals

ExxonMobil has introduced new Santoprene™ integrated thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) system solutions which have the potential to extend the frontiers of performance and recyclability while...

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