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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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Jan 4, 2008 | Article

Innovative roof clip made from polyamide instead of metal

The injection molder Koves plastic Industries, Ltd. of New Zealand and the American materials producer DuPont Engineering Polymers have joined forces in order to design an innovative roof clip that...

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Jan 2, 2008 | Industry News

Leading Developer of Electric Utility Vehicles Uses Igubal Spherical Bearings on its Environmentally Friendly Cars

Igus® Inc., the leading developer of iglide® plastic bearings, igubal® spherical bearings and DryLin® linear bearings and guide systems, announced that e-Ride Industries, a leading provider of...

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Dec 27, 2007 | Industry News

Fuel Standards Will Force Lighter Autos

The energy bill President Bush signed last week mandating tougher fuel-economy standards sent a simple message to automakers: lighten up. The new rules certainly give makers of aluminum, carbon...

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Dec 5, 2007 | Industry News

Cool Shopping in the Desert

Construction projects in Dubai have been breaking records for years. New buildings are springing up against the backdrop of countless cranes. This rapid expansion of the infrastructure has fuelled...

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Dec 3, 2007 | Article

New Metal/Plastics Hybrid the Best of Both Worlds?

Recently, DuPont announced the birth of a new sort of 'plastic' named MetaFuse™. They aim to use a nanometal/polymer hybrid technology that will apply ultra high strength nanometals to components...

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Jan 4, 2008 | Article

Metal Replacement Guidelines

When you first start to consider using plastics where metals have been used before, it is natural to think that strength and stiffness are the key properties to be mirrored. For structural parts it...

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Jan 1, 2008 | Article

Optimized Plastic to Metal Multi-Material Processes

Parts made with BASF's plastic-to-metal fastening technology termed 'collar joining,' a mechanical method of joining plastic and metal components is said to have strength comparable to overmolded...

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Dec 10, 2007 | Industry News

Smith & Nephew Endoscopy Expands Line of CLEAR-TRAC Surgical Cannulas

Smith & Nephew's Endoscopy Division announced the launch of a redesigned and expanded family of CLEAR-TRAC Disposable Cannulas, with a new, triple-seal system that reduces fluid leakage and helps...

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Dec 4, 2007 | Industry News

VICTREX® PEEK™ Polymer Specified for Landing Gear Hubcaps on Boeing 777 Aircraft

When Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a major supplier of systems and components for critical aerospace applications, was developing a new tire pressure monitoring system for the landing gear of...

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Nov 29, 2007 | Industry News

CILS Polyester Rating Plates Bring Costs Down

As markets become more competitive manufacturers are looking to reduce costs wherever they can. CILS has been approached by a number of product manufacturers seeking a cost-effective replacement for...

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