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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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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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Jul 19, 2019 | Product News

DSM Bringing Innovations Using Science-Based Competences at K 2019

Royal DSM to present innovations using its science-based competences at K 2019. Top highlights - metal replacement for electric vehicles, recycled polyamide from discarded fishing nets, Arnitel®...

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Jul 16, 2019 | Industry News

Drake Medical Plastics Adds Solvay’s Ixef® PARA Rod to the Portfolio

Solvay’s medical-grade Ixef® is now globally available in rod stock from its channel partner Drake Medical Plastics that can be precisely machined to create appearance prototypes of single-use...

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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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