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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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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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May 12, 2021 | Industry News

R&M Predicts Injection Molding Machine Market to Reach USD 12.3 Bn by 2025

The injection molding machine market is projected to reach USD 12.3 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 3.6% from USD 10.3 billion in 2020. Plastic molds are widely used in the healthcare industry...

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May 5, 2021 | Product News

DSM Launches Advanced Engineering Grades for Medical Device Manufacturing

Royal DSM launches a new portfolio of engineering materials designed to help global medical device manufacturers improve the quality of care for patients around the world. The materials are intended...

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Apr 30, 2021 | Product News

Solvay’s New Line of PPAs for Metal Replacement & e-mobility

Solvay introduces Amodel® Supreme PPA, a new line of high-performance polyphthalamide (PPA) compounds designed for demanding e-mobility and metal replacement applications...

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Apr 9, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay’s Thermally Stable PPS Replaces Metal & Rubber in New Corrugated Tubing Tech.

Solvay and Maincor Rohrsysteme have pioneered a technique to manufacture a more flexible, extruded corrugated tubing with varying wall thicknesses and diameters. This advance will help meet new...

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