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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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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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May 3, 2019 | Industry News

SGL Carbon Develops Prototype of CF-based Battery Enclosure for EVs of NIO

In collaboration with SGL Carbon, NIO has developed prototypes for battery enclosures made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for its NIO high performance electric vehicles. Thanks to CFRP...

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May 2, 2019 | Industry News

New Lightweight, Flexible Polymer Film That Conducts Heat Better than Metals

MIT engineers have fabricated thin polymer films consisted of nanofibers that conduct heat better than ceramics and many metals, including steel. This new development may spur the development of...

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Apr 29, 2019 | Industry News

SABIC’s ULTEM™ Resin Offers Spectacle Frames with Novel Decorative Effects

A combination of excellent mechanical, thermal and chemical properties is proving a winning solution for ULTEM™ resin from SABIC in lightweight spectacle frames with novel decorative effects from...

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Apr 18, 2019 | Industry News

New Processing Method to Create Transparent PE Films to Outperform Metals

Researchers have devised a technique to create transparent polythene film that can be stronger as aluminum, and which could be used use in glazing, windscreens, visors and displays in ways that add...

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Mar 28, 2019 | Industry News

Saudi Aramco Inks USD 69.1 Bn Deal to Acquire 70% Majority Stake in SABIC

Saudi Aramco has announced the signing of a share purchase agreement to acquire a 70% majority stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, in...

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