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Metal Replacement
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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Dec 20, 2016 | Industry News

RadiciGroup Presents Automotive Engineering Plastics Offer to Nissan

The RadiciGroup team recently met for the first time with the technicians of carmaker Nissan. RadiciGroup presented an offer of metal replacing, high temperature resistant up to 230 degrees...

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Dec 9, 2016 | Product News

USP-compliant Nano-reinforced PA Alloy by Foster Replaces PEEK in Medical Devices

Foster Corp. has introduced metal-replacing Nanomed MAX® compounds for medical device components which require high strength. Nanomed MAX compounds incorporate nanoclay particles into a high...

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Nov 29, 2016 | Industry News

Frost & Sullivan Honors Teijin Aramid for Twaron-reinforced Conveyor Belts

Frost & Sullivan applauds the unmatched performance of Teijin Aramid's Twaron-reinforced conveyor belts. Five times stronger than steel Twaron high-performance aramid fibers are renowned for their...

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Nov 18, 2016 | Industry News

Metal-replacing Covestro’s Polyurethane System for Webcams' Housing Components

Covestro’s Baydur® 66 FR-1, a rigid polyurethane integral skin foam system has been used to manufacture webcam housing’s two complexly shaped components. The polyurethane system satisfies all...

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Nov 10, 2016 | Industry News

Researcher Harnesses Potential of Cellulose Nanocrystals to Lighten Heavy Objects

Cellulose Nanocrystals – Nature’s most abundant materials – when blended with plastics or other synthetics can help in replacing metals in cars and airplanes. These can even help in oral healthcare...

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Dec 16, 2016 | Article

2016 Highlights: Plastics Innovations & Trends that Stood Out!

By Sreeparna Das

2016 is almost over… and it’s time to look back at how the year was for the plastics industry. Overall, we saw some key trends emerging such as 3D printing, industry 4.0, automotive...

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Dec 5, 2016 | Industry News

Solvay Adds Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics as PAI Injection Molder in China

Solvay has added Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics as qualified injection molder of its metal-replacing Torlon® PAI resin for automotive. SGPPL is the first company to gain certified PAI injection...

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Nov 22, 2016 | Product News

Metal-replacing High Heat-resistant PA: RadiciGroup/Röchling Automotive Unite

RadiciGroup Performance Plastics in alliance with Röchling Automotive has developed new blow-molding-grade polyamide that can withstand temperature up to 230°C. Such high level of heat resistance...

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Nov 15, 2016 | Industry News

New Level of Cut Protection with DSM’s Advanced UHMWPE Fiber Range for Gloves

DSM Dyneema has recently introduced Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology, a fiber innovation that combines next level cut protection and uncompromised comfort without reinforcing with steel – with...

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Nov 2, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Review: Futuristic Automotive Solutions

By Sreeparna Das

When you have an event as big as the K 2016, there is a lot to cover. 3,285 exhibitors spread over 17 halls made it a force to reckon with! This year we saw a lot of focus on energy, material and...

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