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Metal Replacement
Durable plastics consume less energy during the production process and replaces metals. Due to metal substitution not only weight can be saved but also an increasing number of functions can be integrated in an individual application.

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Sep 14, 2007 | Article

Automotive cylinder head covers made of reinforced polyamide

The German automotive parts manufacturer Robert Bosch GmbH has developed a highly integrated cylinder head cover for the six-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW vehicles. This new cylinder head cover...

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Sep 7, 2007 | Industry News

Thermoplastic compounds replacing brass in pipes, taps and fittings industrial sector

Industrial and social growth of the Far East and emerging countries has increased the consumption of metals to unexpected levels...

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Sep 1, 2007 | Article

Structurally Sound Plastic/Metal Hybrid Molding Emerging

Plastic/metal hybrid technology, earlier developed by Bayer AG, now Lanxess as a weight and cost savings process for the automotive industry, encapsulates thin sheet metal stampings in a...

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Aug 29, 2007 | Article

Drinking water pipes made of centrifugally cast glass-reinforced plastic

A collaborative partnership between Hobas Group, a specialist in centrifugally cast glass fiber reinforced plastics pipe systems, and the German water supplier Midewa has allowed to develop pipes...

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Aug 14, 2007 | Article

A thermoset air box made using a RTM process

A collaborative research project between the Italian ATR Group and the American materials producer Hunstmann Advanced Materials has allowed to develop an advanced resin transfer molding system that...

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Sep 7, 2007 | Article

Innovative exhaust gas recirculation components

The German automotive parts manufacturer Robert Bosch GmbH has used high temperature resistant thermoplastic materials to produce exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) components that are usually made of...

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Sep 5, 2007 | Article

Innovative blow molded front and rear bumper system

A collaborative project between the automaker Chrysler Group, the materials producer Salflex Polymers and the converter ABC Group Inc. has allowed to develop an innovative all-plastic front and rear...

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Aug 31, 2007 | Article

Innovative ultra-compact composite satellites

The Sweden composite parts manufacturer Carbonia Composites AB has collaborated to the development of a new range of groundbreaking, ultra-compact satellite transmission systems. This new satellites...

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Aug 22, 2007 | Article

All-composite hovercraft

Conventional hovercrafts, which are used by the U.S. Navy to move troops and military equipment from ships to shore, are usually based on a aircraft-like aluminum monocoque hull. The American firm...

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Aug 7, 2007 | Industry News

DuPont makes a sustainable presence at K 2007

DuPont's commitment to a sustainable agenda is reflected in its presence at K 2007, Düsseldorf (Germany), October 24-31, 2007. Highlights of the company's exhibit will include latest developments in...

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