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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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Sep 28, 2017 | Industry News

Hexcel to Create Composite Fabrics to Replace Metal in Large Auto & Aero Structures

Hexcel launches new government-backed project to develop new carbon fiber fabric forms and resins that can be used to manufacture cost-effective large composites structures, 25-30% lighter than...

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Sep 19, 2017 | Product News

DSM to Highlight Extensive Range of High-performance ForTii® PPA at Fakuma

At Fakuma 2017, DSM will present its extensive range of high performance materials used in metal-to-plastic conversion in automotive, electronics and water management. DSM will be also be showcasing...

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Sep 15, 2017 | Industry News

DIC Corp. Plans to Expand Komaki Plant’s PPS Compound Production Capacity

DIC Corporation announced that it has resolved to expand the production capacity for PPS compounds. Widely used as an alternative to metals in automotive and electrical parts, PPS are a class of...

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Sep 6, 2017 | Industry News

Foster to Distribute Solvay’s Medical-grade Ixef® PARA Resin in North America

Solvay has appointed Foster Corp. as its distributor of Ixef® polyarylamide resin for the North American Healthcare market. Replacing metal with this high-performance polymer can help hospitals and...

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Aug 31, 2017 | Industry News

LANXESS’ Thermoplastic Composites Replace Metal in Backseat System of Vehicles

LANXESS’ Tepex dynalite continuous-fiber-reinforced, semi-finished thermoplastic composites are now finding new applications in vehicle interior parts. Over 40% lighter than its steel counterpart...

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Sep 26, 2017 | Industry News

DSM’s High-temperature Reinforced PA46 Replaces Metal in Charge Air Cooler End Cap

DSM’s 50% glass fiber-reinforced PA46 replaces metal end caps, which must withstand continuous temperatures up to 230°C, in charge air cooler. DSM partners with Mahle, to enable the use of DSM’s...

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Sep 19, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay to Sell its Polyamides Business to BASF; Enters into a Binding Agreement

Solvay has entered into a binding agreement with German chemical company BASF for the sale of its Polyamides business, a crucial step in Solvay’s transformation towards a multi-specialty chemicals...

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Sep 11, 2017 | Industry News

Fuel-efficient Turkish Ferries Built with Sigmatex’s Carbon Fiber Materials

Özata Shipyard uses Sigmatex’s carbon fiber materials to build a series of passenger ferries to ease traffic congestion in the city. Lighter in comparison to its steel equivalent, these...

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Sep 5, 2017 | Product News

DSM Develops New PA-based Solution for Hydrogen Storing Composite Tanks

Royal DSM has introduced a material solution for high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage in vehicles. Polyamide liner greatly reduces weight compared to metal in high-pressure composite...

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Aug 28, 2017 | Industry News

Asahi Kasei to Construct New Plastic Compounds Plant for Automotive Market in China

Asahi Kasei (China) Co., Ltd. has decided to construct a new plant for the manufacture of plastic compounds in Changshu, Jiangsu, China. Replacing metal parts with plastics in automotive industry...

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