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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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Jun 26, 2017 | Industry News

Kaneka Makes Full-scale Entry into Aerospace Business with Acquisition of API

Kaneka’s wholly owned subsidiary KAH to acquire API. Due to composites superior properties over metal: weight to strength ratio, heat-resistance and durability, Kaneka sees greater growth potential...

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Jun 13, 2017 | Industry News

More Accurate Ophthalmic Prototyping with Stratasys’ Multi-Material 3D Printing

NIDEK has selected Stratasys’ multi-material 3D printing to accelerate clinical trial evaluations of ophthalmological devices. By deploying Stratasys' materials, NIDEK can replace metal parts with a...

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Jun 5, 2017 | Industry News

AREVO Brings 3D Printed Composite Parts for U.S. Intelligence Community with IQT

AREVO Inc. has recently announced that it has closed a strategic investment and technology development agreement for metal-replacing composite additive manufacturing technology with In-Q-Tel to...

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May 26, 2017 | Industry News

Teknor Apex’s New ETP Division for Globalization of Metal-replacing Polyamides

Responding to the market need for high-performance engineering thermoplastic (ETP) products, Teknor Apex Company has begun the globalization of a broad range of technologies. To take this forward...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant/Huntsman Merge in Equals to Create Specialty Chemical Company

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have recently announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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Jun 21, 2017 | Industry News

Thermoplastic Composites Adoption in Aerospace on Rise: Solvay/GKN Team up

Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have teamed up to promote and accelerate the adoption of metal-replacing thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft, with Solvay becoming a preferred...

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Jun 9, 2017 | Product News

Higher Versatile Processing with Teknor Apex’s New Metal-replacing Polyamides

A new family of compounds from Teknor Apex raises processability and physical properties of glass fiber-reinforced polyamides to a new level, enabling injection molders to take on more demanding...

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Jun 2, 2017 | Industry News

Lightweight, Damage-resistant Composite Fuel Pipe Assemblies by Tods Aerospace

Tods Aerospace has developed lightweight, damage resistant composite fuel pipe assemblies having potential for weight savings over metallic equivalents and by virtue of their tightly controlled...

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May 25, 2017 | Industry News

Electrically Conductive PEEK Promises Functional 3D Printed CubeSat Structures

European Space Agency has 3D printed PEEK CubeSat structures incorporating their own electrical lines. With a melting point up around 370ºC and comparable to metals printable PEEK is made...

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May 15, 2017 | Industry News

Design & Performance Satisfaction for LED Lighting with Covestro’s Polycarbonates

To meet the growing demands of LED Lighting market, Covestro offers polycarbonate resins which are lighter than metal, transparent polycarbonate films and sheets which satisfies a variety of design...

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