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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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Mar 17, 2017 | Industry News

DSM’s First Ever Black Medical Fiber Makes Complex High Strength Sutures Easier

DSM Biomedical has recently unveiled Dyneema Purity Black fiber, the first and only black ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) medical fiber which is 15 times stronger than steel for...

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Mar 16, 2017 | Industry News

Henkel’s Lightweight Metal-replacing Composite Tech. Used in Volvo Models

Volvo is adopting Henkel’s high performance, lightweight composite transverse leaf springs for more models. Produce by Benteler-SGL, Henkel’s transverse leaf spring helps in reducing significant...

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Mar 15, 2017 | Product News

Arkema at JEC World 2017: Unveils Next-Gen Composites for Auto & Wind Power

At JEC World 2017, Arkema showcases recyclable, innovative composite solutions to reduce weight and replace metal in transportation, automotive and wind power sectors. Saving weight in order to...

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Mar 9, 2017 | Industry News

Ford Explores 3D Printed Large-scale Auto Parts: Breakthrough for Vehicle Manufacturing

Ford has explored how large-scale one-piece auto parts, like spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles which are lighter than their metal counterparts, as the first...

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Feb 20, 2017 | Industry News

New Opportunities for Flexible Electronics: Thermally Conductive Rubber

Researchers have developed a thermally conductive rubber material that represents breakthrough for creating soft, stretchable machines & electronics. Unprecedented combination of metal-like thermal...

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Mar 16, 2017 | Industry News

Ford, Magna Develop Weight-saving Composite Subframe Prototype

In pursuit of lower vehicle weight by getting rid from metallic parts to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, Magna International , in cooperation with Ford Motor Company, has developed a...

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Mar 16, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PAI Enables Performance Plastics to Mold Tough Scraper Tools for Aero

At JEC world 2017, Solvay has announced that its high-performance metal-replacing Torlon® polyamide-imide (PAI) enabled Performance Plastics to innovate its new line of EnduroSharp™ Scraper Blades...

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Mar 13, 2017 | Product News

Teijin at JEC World 2017: To Exhibit Wide Range of Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

Teijin to showcase a wide range of high-performance composite products at JEC World 2017. Highlights include: CFRP auto parts production, PEEK Composites, metal-replacing solutions, high-strength...

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Mar 6, 2017 | Product News

Composites for Cost-effective Lightweight Construction: Covestro at JEC World 2017

Covestro will present metal-replacing material solutions and technologies for the automotive, electronics and construction sectors and for the generation of renewable energies at the JEC World...

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Feb 16, 2017 | Product News

Triple fold Increase in LED Pool Lighting Achieved Using PolyOne’s Conductive Polymer

Akboru Elektrik has selected Therma-Tech™ thermally conductive polymers from PolyOne to replace aluminum for heat sinks in LED swimming pool lighting. PolyOne’s conductive materials provide a...

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