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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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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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Jan 27, 2021 | Industry News

New Recyclable Carbon Fiber-reinforced Composite with Self-healing Properties

A WSU research team has created a recyclable carbon fiber-reinforced composite that could eventually replace the non-recyclable version used in everything from modern airplane wings and wind...

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Jan 20, 2021 | Product News

ExxonMobil’s New PCR-based Thermoplastic Vulcanizate Grades for GRC Weatherseals

ExxonMobil has introduced new Santoprene™ integrated thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) system solutions which have the potential to extend the frontiers of performance and recyclability while...

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Jan 8, 2021 | Industry News

Toray & MODEC Develop CFRP-based Repair Technique for FPSO / FSO

Toray Industries has developed a carbon fiber reinforced plastic-based repair technique along with MODEC. The technology is for floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) and floating...

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Dec 16, 2020 | Industry News

CSP Develops Composite Battery Enclosure and Lightweighting Innovations for EVs

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has unveiled an innovative honeycomb Class A panel technology and an advanced, multi-material EV battery enclosure that can be molded in any number of CSP’s...

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