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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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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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Nov 30, 2020 | Industry News

New Project to Assess Use of Composites in Electric Vehicles' Battery Housings

EconCore has announced a partnership involving AZL, Audi and others to establish the potential of using composites for battery housings. This eight-month collaborative project will assess the...

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Nov 24, 2020 | Product News

BASF Introduces Modified PBT for Radar Sensor Applications in Vehicles

BASF launches Ultradur® RX, a modified polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), specifically for radar sensor applications in vehicles. Thanks to its good resistance against media such as splash water...

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Nov 9, 2020 | Industry News

Innovative Polymer-based Battery Current Collector with High Flame Retardancy

Scientists have engineered one of the heaviest battery components ­ sheets of copper or aluminum foil known as current collectors ­ so they weigh 80% less and immediately quench any fires that flare...

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Nov 9, 2020 | Industry News

Breakthrough 3DP Technique to Develop Lightweight Thermoset Composites

Researcher from the University of Miami has invented a new 3D printing technique to create a lightweight, yet strong, composite for the aviation industry...

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Nov 2, 2020 | Industry News

New Fiber Plastic Composite-based Lightweight Battery Pack for EVs

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a lightweight battery pack that exclusively uses fiber-plastic composites. In this way, the weight has been reduced by 40 percent compared to...

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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 21, 2020 | Industry News

Evonik Sells Synoste’s Stake After Successful Collaboration on PEEK-based Implants

Evonik Venture Capital has sold its stake in Synoste Oy to Globus Medical. Evonik’s four-and-a-half-year partnership with the Finnish start-up was beneficial to both companies, supporting the...

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