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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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Jul 6, 2021 | Product News

NOVA Chemicals Introduces HDPE Resin with Moisture Barrier Performance

NOVA Chemicals has introduced its next-generation SURPASS HPs267-AB resin, a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that offers unparalleled levels of moisture barrier performance for multilayer flexible...

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Jun 28, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Use Semiconducting Polymer-based Artificial Leaf to Generate Solar Fuel

EPFL scientists have generated oxygen from sunlight, water and semiconducting polymers using an artificial leaf. They present a promising way towards economical and scalable solar fuel production...

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Jun 21, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Self-sensing PEEK Using 3D Printing Techniques

A University of Glasgow-led team of engineers have used 3D printing techniques to add new properties to a plastic known as polyether ether ketone, or PEEK. The new form of lightweight...

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Jun 11, 2021 | Product News

Covestro Unveils TPU for High-speed Signal Transmission of 5G Devices

Covestro has developed Desmopan® 7000 thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that exhibits high transparency for 5G frequencies, thus reducing signal losses. The product is therefore highly suitable for...

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Jun 9, 2021 | Industry News

Rassini Uses Hexion’s Epoxy Resins for Composite Leaf Spring Application

Rassini has specified an EPIKOTE™ epoxy resin system from Hexion for an innovative rear suspension system found in Ford Motor Company’s new 2021 model of the F-150 pickup truck...

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May 27, 2021 | Industry News

Toray Boosts Heat-dissipating Properties of CFRPs Using New Technology

Toray Industries announces that it has developed a high thermal conductivity technology that lifts the heat-dissipating properties of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) to that of metals...

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May 21, 2021 | Industry News

BASF & MAHLE Co-develop Plastic Transmission Support Bracket for Automotives

BASF and MAHLE have commercialized a plastic transmission support bracket made with BASF’s innovative material solution Ultramid® A3WG10 polyamide (PA). BASF’s Ultramid A3WG10 is a specialized high...

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May 21, 2021 | Industry News

EconCore Uses SABIC's PPEs to Develop Heat-resistant Honeycomb Cores

EconCore has developed new honeycomb cores for laminated sandwich panels made with SABIC’s NORYL GTX™ resin, a polyphenylene ether (PPE) blend, and EconCore’s proprietary technology. The new...

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May 14, 2021 | Industry News

Continuous Composites’ GFRP Material Finds Use in Siemens Energy’s Power Generators

Continuous Composites and Siemens Energy have announced the successful demonstration of Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D®) technology for Siemens Energy’s generator components...

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May 12, 2021 | Industry News

SABIC Develops Thermoplastic-based Battery Pack Concept for EVs

SABIC’s automotive business has developed a plastic-intensive EV battery pack concept using a systems-engineering approach, which underscores the value of lightweight plastics to address critical...

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