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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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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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Feb 2, 2004 | Article

Automotive industry likes polymers I – Economic and Technical outline

Worldwide, it is roughly estimated that: * More than 500 million passenger cars are in use * 50 million new cars are produced each year * 70 million tonnes of materials are...

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A SpecialChem Client is seeking a cost effective crystal-clear technology demonstrating mechanical and thermal performances similar to polypropylene...

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A SpecialChem Client is seeking solutions (material, process, technology or partner) that significantly reduce the skin friction of a personal care device (friction coefficient between device and...

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A SpecialChem Client is interested in new processes or technologies which can potentially remove or capture 1,3-butadiene or catalyze the conversion of 1,3-butadiene into less harmful compounds...

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Ultracur3D® is a range of leading-edge photopolymer solutions by Forward AM for your specific application requirements. This extensive portfolio covers a very broad spectrum of applications and...

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ForTii® helps to engineer the incredible, by thinking beyond metal, and beyond its traditional alternatives. In fact this versatile material is the next generation PPA (polyphthalamide). ForTii...

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PP/PE Nanocomposites: How to Well Disperse Nano Fillers

Exclusive! Learn latest formulation & processing know-how to well disperse nano fillers in PP & PE...

Nano fillers dispersion nanocomposites compatibilizing agents

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Hot water management systems require light-weight, strong materials with excellent resistance to harsh environments. See performance and regulatory approvals for TORELINA™ PPS and comparison of...

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With the help of ExxonMobil™ polypropylene (PP) impact copolymer resins, manufacturers have been replacing traditional packaging materials, such as metal, with plastics. These impact copolymers...
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