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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 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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Mar 27, 2019 | Product News

Polyplastics’ PBT & PPS to Replace Metals in PCUs & Electric Vehicles

Polyplastics is responding with innovative resin products which are successfully penetrating the EV market as a superior alternative to metals. DURANEX (R) PBT CG7030 provides high tracking...

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Mar 25, 2019 | Industry News

DIC Corporation Invests in New PPS Production Facility in North America

DIC corporation will build a new production line for its superior heat-resistant polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds, used in vehicle electrical system as well as EV, at its DIC Imaging Products...

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Mar 13, 2019 | Product News

Evonik’s New Radiopaque PEEK to Replace Metal in Medical Implants

Evonik has expanded its product range of biocompatible high-performance polymers of its VESTAKEEP® PEEK brand for medical technology with launch of a new radiopaque plastic material of implant...

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Mar 11, 2019 | Product News

VELOX’s New PEEK Grade for Highly-customized Technical Plastics Solutions

VELOX GmbH has presented a new grade for its own brand PrimeTec® for highly customized technical plastics solutions. First customers have already started sampling this grade...

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Mar 7, 2019 | Industry News

Teijin Uses Multi-material Composites in Light & Tough Automotive Side-Door Module

Teijin Limited has developed a multi-material composite automotive door concept that maintains required crash specification and is cost efficient equal to that of an aluminum door module. Designers...

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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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