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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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Apr 7, 2017 | Industry News

FDA's Spinal System Reclassification Paves the Way for Invibio's PEEK Rods

The US FDA has recently reclassified semi-rigid spinal stabilization systems offering a regulatory pathway to 510(k) clearance in US for innovative devices using titanium-replacing PEEK-OPTIMA™...

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Apr 6, 2017 | Industry News

Quadrant CMS Designs Metal-replacing Plastic Parts for Domestic Water Pump

Quadrant Creative Moulding & Systems has proved to be an important partner for Grundfos in the development and production of important injection-molded plastic components for the new SCALA2 domestic...

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Apr 4, 2017 | Product News

Stratasys Expands 3D Printing Range with Nylon Composite & Rubber-like Material

Stratasys has recently announced two new advanced materials: a carbon fiber-filled thermoplastic strong enough to replace metal components in automotive and a new line of rubber-like high-durability...

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Mar 27, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s New High-performance PA Replaces Metal in Permanent Load Parts

Solvay has expanded its portfolio of specialty polymers to overcome demanding metal replacement challenges for automotive and appliance parts submitted to severe operating environments with two new...

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Mar 22, 2017 | Product News

Xenia Introduces Family of Reinforced Composites for Metal-replacing Applications

Xenia has recently introduced XEBRID a new family of materials reinforced with hybrid fillers composed of carbon and glass fibers mixtures, most ideal for “metal replacement” applications which is...

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Apr 7, 2017 | Product News

RadiciGroup Widens Product Portfolio with High-heat Resistant PPA Grades for Auto

RadiciGroup has widened its product portfolio in Brazilian auto market with its new metal-replacing high-temperature resistant RADILON® Aestus T range of PPA polyamides. Overall cost reduction and...

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Apr 4, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Launches Metal-replacing Lubricated PEEK Grades for Implantable Devices

Solvay has recently announced that it has introduced two new lubricated grades of Zeniva® polyetheretherketone (PEEK), which offers numerous benefits over metal implant, to its portfolio of...

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Mar 27, 2017 | Product News

RadiciGroup Launches Special Polyamides for Extrusion Technology

The new special polyamides for the extrusion market are the next frontier for RadiciGroup Performance Plastics. These special polyamides are reinforced materials for metal replacement for a...

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Mar 23, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PPSU Offers Cost-effective Metal-replacement Option for Sterile Instruments

Solvay has announced that SciCan has chosen its metal-replacing, transparent Radel® PPSU, having heat deflection temperature of 207°C, to imbue its revolutionary and cheaper reusable SALUS® ...

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Mar 21, 2017 | Industry News

LLNL Researchers 3D Print Carbon Fiber Composite for Aerospace

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have become the first to 3D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites. Stronger than steel, still light-weighted, the material opens...

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