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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 20, 2019 | Industry News

Marshall ADG Uses Stratasys’ 3D Printing to Manufacture Flight-ready Aircraft Parts

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is now using advanced 3D printing from Stratasys to manufacture, flight-ready parts at a lower cost than aluminum alternatives. They are driving use of...

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Jun 6, 2019 | Article

Latest Advances in High Heat Polymers!

By Donald Rosato

There seem to be a solid growth in heat resistant end-use molding and extrusion materials, like:  − PA4T PolyPhthalAmide (PPA)  − PolyPhenylene Sulfide (PPS)  − PolyEther Sulfone...

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Jun 3, 2019 | Industry News

Henkel, RLE to Present Hybrid Structural Body Parts for Auto Lightweighting at AEE 2019

Henkel and RLE International will highlight the lightweighting potential of high-performance structural foam, replacing traditional steel reinforcement, established in comprehensive engineering...

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May 30, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro Offers Thermally Conductive PC to Boost LED Recyclability

Covestro offers Makrolon® TC polycarbonates for heat sinks in LED luminaires. Makrolon® TC PCs offer several other advantages over aluminum in heat sinks. Additionally, polycarbonate can be...

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May 14, 2019 | Industry News

DIC to Showcase PPS Compounds at CHINAPLAS 2019

DIC has announced that it will participate in CHINAPLAS 2019. The DIC Group booth at CHINAPLAS 2019 will showcase “DIC.PPS”. These products are widely used as a substitute for metals in automotive...

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May 13, 2019 | Industry News

DSM to Acquire SRF’s Engineering Plastics Business in India

DSM has reached agreement with SRF to acquire its Engineering Plastics business in India. Fueled by increasing demand for weight reduction/metal replacement in automotive, this acquisition will help...

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May 10, 2019 | Article

Performance Polyamides: Advances for Engineering Applications

By Donald Rosato

Check out the latest advances in Polyamide (Nylon) engineering thermoplastics with improved performance properties that efficiently replace metal for use in automotive applications...

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May 8, 2019 | Industry News

Amcor Unveils AmLite Ultra Recyclable, New Recyclable High-barrier Packaging

Amcor has launched AmLite Ultra Recyclable, more sustainable high-barrier polyolefin film. The new metal-free, high-barrier laminate can package a range of food, home and personal care, and...

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May 8, 2019 | Product News

Solvay Presents Semi-crystalline Polymers for Battery Packs & Modules at The Battery Show

Solvay’s specialty polymers are replacing heavy, expensive metal components for safer, higher-density batteries. In battery packs and modules, Solvay’s high-performance polymers provide design...

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May 6, 2019 | Industry News

Victrex to Focus on PEEK Innovation with Excellent Wear & Abrasion Resistance at OTC 2019

At OTC 2019, Victrex is focusing on VICTREX™ PEEK polymers, thermoplastic composites, cryogenics polymers etc. The company will also present new gear solutions replacing metals which showcase a...

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