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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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Mar 23, 2021 | Product News

Covestro Launches Low-friction Polycarbonates for Drug Delivery Devices

Covestro offers two new families of the polycarbonate Makrolon®: Improved low-friction types and maximum strength glass-filled products for drug delivery devices. The latter are also suitable for...

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Mar 15, 2021 | Industry News

Research Unveils Advanced Data Transfer System Based on Super Thin Polymer Cable

Researchers have developed a data transfer system that can transmit information 10 times faster than a USB. The new link pairs high-frequency silicon chips with a polymer cable as thin as a strand...

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Mar 2, 2021 | Product News

BASF Adds Carbon Fiber-reinforced PPA Grades for Lightweight Parts to Its Portfolio

BASF has expanded its polyphthalamide (PPA) portfolio of Ultramid® Advanced with carbon fiber-reinforced grades with fillings of 20, 30 and 40 percent. The benefits of these new materials include...

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Feb 23, 2021 | Product News

Stratasys Introduces ABS-based Carbon Fiber Material for 3DP End-use Parts

Stratasys introduces a new ABS-based carbon fiber material for its award-winning line of F123 Series™ 3D printers, the first composite material for the platform. With FDM® ABS-CF10, Stratasys now...

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Feb 22, 2021 | Industry News

Finnester Coatings Offers Coated Composites to Replace Metals in Outdoor Structures

Finnester Coatings Oy shows how coated composites can compete with metal as a structural material in outdoor settings. The composite coated with Finnester RED may be a better choice as a structural...

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Feb 17, 2021 | Industry News

Avient and Bettcher Collaborate to Develop Fiber Composite-based Motor Yoke

Avient Corporation has collaborated with Bettcher Industries on converting the support yoke of its Quantum™ Motor from metal to plastic...

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Feb 15, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Nanoengineered 3DP Composite with High-impact Resistance

Researchers from University of Glasgow have developed a new plate-lattice cellular metamaterial, capable of impressive resistance to impacts. The new form of 3D-printed material made by combining...

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Feb 9, 2021 | Product News

Asahi Kasei Introduces Semi-aromatic Polyamides for Automotive Interiors

Asahi Kasei introduces the semi-aromatic polyamide LEONA™ SG series to the European market. In addition to high stiffness, it features an improved flowability and a superior surface appearance...

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Feb 3, 2021 | Product News

MCAM Adds New High-temperature Resins for Automotives in Its Portfolio

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM) announces the expanded product line of its KyronMAX® structural thermoplastic materials with new resin formulations to meet the requirements of...

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Feb 1, 2021 | Industry News

Jaguar Land Rover’s New Project to Test Lightweight Composites in Electric Vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover is preparing for future electric vehicles with advanced lightweight composite research that will help deliver increased range, greater performance and a more dynamic drive...

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