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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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Jun 2, 2017 | Industry News

Lightweight, Damage-resistant Composite Fuel Pipe Assemblies by Tods Aerospace

Tods Aerospace has developed lightweight, damage resistant composite fuel pipe assemblies having potential for weight savings over metallic equivalents and by virtue of their tightly controlled...

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May 25, 2017 | Industry News

Electrically Conductive PEEK Promises Functional 3D Printed CubeSat Structures

European Space Agency has 3D printed PEEK CubeSat structures incorporating their own electrical lines. With a melting point up around 370ºC and comparable to metals printable PEEK is made...

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May 15, 2017 | Industry News

Design & Performance Satisfaction for LED Lighting with Covestro’s Polycarbonates

To meet the growing demands of LED Lighting market, Covestro offers polycarbonate resins which are lighter than metal, transparent polycarbonate films and sheets which satisfies a variety of design...

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May 10, 2017 | Industry News

Optimal Performance in Harsh Environment for LED Luminaires with Covestro’s PC

Covestro’s lightweight Makrolon® polycarbonate material is a superior choice when compared to aluminum for use in main LED luminaire housing. Thermally conductive polycarbonate aids to maintain...

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May 3, 2017 | Product News

New Light-weighting Polypropylene Solutions for Electric Vehicles - Borealis/Borouge

Borealis and Borouge has recently announced the launch of several new metal-replacing polypropylene (PP) compounds that proves to be light-weighting solutions for interior, exterior, and...

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May 26, 2017 | Industry News

Teknor Apex’s New ETP Division for Globalization of Metal-replacing Polyamides

Responding to the market need for high-performance engineering thermoplastic (ETP) products, Teknor Apex Company has begun the globalization of a broad range of technologies. To take this forward...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant/Huntsman Merge in Equals to Create Specialty Chemical Company

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have recently announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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May 10, 2017 | Industry News

Metal-replacing Glass-filled PC from Trinseo Fills Need of Medical Devices

Alternative to metal and higher cost plastics, Trinseo’s glass-filled CALIBRE™ 5000 polycarbonate resins are in increased demand for medical device applications. Glass-filled resins can be custom...

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May 4, 2017 | Industry News

TPE-based Bits Help Protect Horses’ Mouth in Equestrian Sport - KRAIBURG TPE

beris, GPE Plast Engineering and KRAIBURG TPE collaboration has resulted in an innovative bit for equestrian sport that uses THERMOLAST® K instead of conventional materials like metal to accommodate...

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Apr 27, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro's Makrolon PC Sheet Offers Perfect Protection Against Vandalism

Covestro’s transparent Makrolon® 15 polycarbonate sheet has proven to be the perfect metal-replacing material for the vandalized windows at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School. Material proved to be...

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