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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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Oct 21, 2020 | Industry News

BASF’s Polyphthalamide Finds Use in Nuvera’s Lightweight Fuel Cell Engines

Nuvera Fuel Cells is using BASF’s polyphthalamide (PPA) Ultramid® Advanced N to manufacture several components in its latest generation of 45 kW fuel cell engines. The fuel cell engines will be...

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Oct 13, 2020 | Product News

MakerBot Launches New Nylon-based Carbon Fiber Composite for 3D Printing

MakerBot announces the expansion of its materials offering with Nylon 12 carbon fiber, adding another composite to the company’s growing materials portfolio...

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Sep 30, 2020 | Product News

Evonik Develops Osteoconductive PEEK Polymer for Improved Bone Fusion

Evonik has developed a new osteoconductive polyether ether ketone (PEEK), VESTAKEEP® iC4800, for the medical technology market that improves the fusion between the bone and the implant...

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Sep 17, 2020 | Industry News

Washington Penn Plastic’s Metal-replacing PP for HVAC Diffusers Gains Popularity

Washington Penn Plastic is witnessing a growing trend in the use of engineered polyolefins as a metal replacement option for HVAC diffusers in the commercial and residential construction market...

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Sep 7, 2020 | Industry News

SABIC’s PEI Powder Finds Use in Jiangsu Hansu’s UD Composites Tapes

Jiangsu Hansu introduces a new family of high-performance, unidirectional (UD) composite tapes — H-poly-Stallone-CF7000_PEI — made with continuous carbon fiber and SABIC’s ULTEM™ 1000F3SP powder at...

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Aug 7, 2020 | Industry News

Toyota Uses BASF’s Solutions to Achieve 30% Weight Reduction in Seatbacks

BASF and Toyota Motor North America Research & Development collaborate to achieve lightweighting success with the new 2021 Toyota Sienna. Toyota wanted an injection molding part that was a...

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Jul 30, 2020 | Industry News

Toray to Supply Carbon Fiber Composites for Lilium’s All-electric Jet Aircraft

Toray Industries announces the conclusion of an agreement with Lilium to supply carbon fiber composite materials for the Lilium Jet. Lilium is developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and...

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Jul 24, 2020 | Article

Designing High Durability Industrial Parts Using PC-based Urethane Prepolymers

By SpecialChem

Polyurethane parts are increasingly replacing metal, rubber and other plastic components in a wide range of industries and applications. Each application has its own demands which dictate the...

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Jul 20, 2020 | Industry News

Conventus to Distribute EMS-GRIVORY's Transparent Polyamides for Metal Replacement

Conventus Polymers has been named an authorized distributor of EMS-GRIVORY's extensive line of specialty nylons in the U.S. and Canada. The agreement covers a broad range of specialty nylon...

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Jul 16, 2020 | Industry News

New Technology to Develop Carbon Fiber Composites to Replace Metal Parts

9T Labs and Setforge will replace metals with high-performance carbon fiber composites for automotive, aerospace and industrial applications. Additive Fusion Technology™ enables serial production of...

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