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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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Nov 24, 2020 | Product News

BASF Introduces Modified PBT for Radar Sensor Applications in Vehicles

BASF launches Ultradur® RX, a modified polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), specifically for radar sensor applications in vehicles. Thanks to its good resistance against media such as splash water...

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Oct 13, 2020 | Product News

MakerBot Launches New Nylon-based Carbon Fiber Composite for 3D Printing

MakerBot announces the expansion of its materials offering with Nylon 12 carbon fiber, adding another composite to the company’s growing materials portfolio...

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Sep 30, 2020 | Product News

Evonik Develops Osteoconductive PEEK Polymer for Improved Bone Fusion

Evonik has developed a new osteoconductive polyether ether ketone (PEEK), VESTAKEEP® iC4800, for the medical technology market that improves the fusion between the bone and the implant...

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Mar 17, 2020 | Product News

IDI Launches Metal-replacement Thermoset Composite for EV Battery Pack

IDI Composites International has introduced a new thermoset composite material delivering critical performance benefits for the "new energy vehicles" market. Deployed in electric vehicle (EV) new...

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Mar 5, 2020 | Product News

Solvay to Present Aluminum-alternative Prepregs and more at JEC World 2020

Solvay will launch and promote materials and processes developed for industrialized processes at JEC World. The product offerings include prepreg technology, which is an alternative to machined...

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Feb 25, 2020 | Product News

Solvay Introduces Cost-effective Fiber Prepreg for Aerospace Composite Parts

Solvay introduces CYCOM® EP2750, a market first technology which enables the high rate, cost effective manufacture of aerospace structural parts. It makes composites a cost-effective alternative to...

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Feb 17, 2020 | Product News

Solvay's Metal-replacement LFT Compounds for Structural Medical Applications

Solvay has announced that its Xencor™ LFT compounds deliver high strength and enhanced impact resistance for structural applications. These long glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFT) offer...

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Oct 23, 2019 | Product News

SABIC Introduces High-heat Resin for Structural Automotive Applications at K 2019

SABIC is launching high-heat resin that can enable the production of high performing structural automotive applications. It is usable as a lightweight metal replacement solution in new safety...

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Aug 28, 2019 | Product News

Teknor Apex Company to Launch New PA 6 Compounds at K 2019

Teknor Apex Company will introduce Creamid® P Series polyamide 6 (PA 6) compounds at the international trade fair K 2019 that absorbs less water than standard pa6 allowing for superior property...

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Aug 7, 2019 | Product News

Asahi Kasei Launches PA Beads Foam for Automotive Industry

Asahi Kasei has newly developed the polyamide beads foam suitable for noise reduction and lightweight applications in the automotive industry; and comes as an alternative material for aluminum and...

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