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Feb 15, 2019 | Industry News

Solvay’s PPSU Offers Superior Sterilization Performance in Surgical Tray Over Metal

Solvay’s Radel® PPSU resin and its ability to withstand high pH cleaners during repeated sterilization cycles and high-temperature autoclaves (280°F (138°C)) helped Legacy Medical Solutions optimize...

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Jan 22, 2019 | Industry News

BASF Gets EU’s Conditional Approval to Acquire Solvay’s Nylon Business

BASF has announced an important milestone in BASF-Solvay polyamide acquisition deal. the EU Commission has granted conditional clearance for BASF to acquire Solvay’s polyamide business. Closing is...

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Jan 21, 2019 | Product News

PolyOne Rebrands ElectriPlast Tech. as Surround™ EMI/RFI Shielding Formulations

PolyOne has launched Surround™ EMI/RFI Shielding Formulations, a well preferred technology to replace metal in housings electronic components for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in...

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Jan 11, 2019 | Industry News

JEC Group to Focus on Composites Solutions for Future Mobility at NAIAS 2019

At NAIAS, JEC Group several benefits of composits such as metal replacement, lightweighting, design freedom, hybridization etc. from automotive applications. In the new pavilion, JEC Group will...

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Dec 18, 2018 | Product News

DSM’s New Thermoplastic Copolyester Allows 3D Printing of End-use Parts for Automotive

DSM’s new Arnitel® ID2060 HT Thermoplastic Copolyester allows 3D printing of end-use parts for demanding automotive applications. It also allows replacing of aluminum and rubber for light weighting...

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Dec 12, 2018 | Industry News

Carbon Nanotubes Market to Reach USD 9.84 Bn by 2023 at a CAGR of 16.70% - M&M

Carbon nanotubes market is estimated to be USD 4.55 Bn in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 9.84 Bn by 2023, at a CAGR of 16.70%. CNTs possess high tensile strength, which is up to 20 times higher...

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Dec 6, 2018 | Industry News

New Tests Reveal Outstanding Conductivity Performance of Graphene-based Composites

Talga Resources Ltd has achieved outstanding conductivity results from Talphene®-enhanced epoxy composite trials undertaken at TWI in the UK. Tests also demonstrate potential for Talphene®-enhanced...

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Nov 30, 2018 | Product News

DSM’s New Breakthrough Materials Accelerate Adoption of 3D Printing into Mainstream

DSM has announced two major product launches that will help accelerate adoption of 3D printing into mainstream production. New materials allow manufacturers to replace aluminum & rubber for light...

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Nov 16, 2018 | Product News

BASF Launches Metal-replacing Reinforced PPA for Heat Challenging Applications in Auto

BASF has introduced polyphthalamide (PPA): Ultramid® Advanced T1000 – a new group of compounds based on polyamide 6T/6I. Within the Ultramid® family, Ultramid® Advanced T1000 is the product group...

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Nov 6, 2018 | Industry News

Solvay Expands Application Development Center to Support Auto Customers in EMEA

Solvay has further invested in the Application Development Center in Italy to support the growth of its automotive customers in the EMEA. Solvay’s metal-replacing PPS series offers OEMs an exciting...

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