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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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Dec 17, 2012 | Article

TPE 2012 Conference Review: Improved Products for Demanding Applications

By Thibaud Deleger

Once again the Smithers RAPRA organization set-up the annual conference on Thermoplastics Elastomers (TPE 2012), which took place this year in Berlin, Germany, on November 13 & 14th, 2012. Once...

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Dec 5, 2012 | Article

Long Glass Fibers Compounds: Lighter and Tougher than Ever

By Thibaud Deleger

In use since the mid-nineties the Long Glass Fiber reinforced thermoplastics have made huge progresses since then. With a more than 10 fold increase in the glass fiber length compared to the...

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Dec 1, 2012 | Article

Performance Improvement Priorities on Epoxy-based Composites

The October 2012 Click'N Vote asking the question on the near-future development priorities of epoxy-based composites gave a pretty well balanced set of answers. Among the 5 proposed priorities the...

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Nov 21, 2012 | Article

Thermoplastic Composites — Evolution & Trends — Let's Get Started!

By Donald Rosato

Composites are engineering materials made from two or more constituent materials, matrix and reinforcement, that remain separate and distinct on a macroscopic level while forming a single component...

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Nov 5, 2012 | Article

Multi-market Focused Stiff Plastic Resin Application Solutions

By Donald Rosato

Recent 2011-2012 international plastics trade shows have highlighted a series of super high stiff base resin application solutions from normal through high temperature ranges. Volkswagen and parts...

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Oct 3, 2012 | Article

Higher Heat Resistance Requirements in Plastics

One of the August 2012 Click'N Vote spread the light on the main near-future outcomes for high heat plastics. With close to 300 votes the Omnexus Community clearly chose the Automotive market as...

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Sep 3, 2012 | Article

Short Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics: A Giant Stride Toward High Performing Plastics

By Michel Biron

Industry is more and more demanding for high performance plastics at low end costs. Carbon fiber is expensive but injection molding of thermoplastics leads to low processing costs. So, injection...

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Aug 8, 2012 | Article

Plastics Use Advances in China’s Automotive Market

By Donald Rosato

The 26th annual Chinaplas exhibition recently took place in Shanghai. Let's go behind the scenes and take a look at some of the plastics use advances in China's automotive market. The auto industry...

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Jun 20, 2012 | Article

NPE 2012 Enduse Regulatory Impact Review

The National Plastics Exposition (NPE) recently took place in Orlando, Florida (USA) April 1-5, 2012. Let’s go behind the scenes and take a look from an enduse regulatory impact review standpoint at...

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May 15, 2012 | Article

NPE 2012: Advanced Technologies Review

By Donald Rosato

The recent National Plastics Exposition (NPE) recently took place in Orlando, Florida (USA) April 1-5, 2012. Let's go behind the scenes and take a look from a plastics engineering standpoint at some...

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