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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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Mar 17, 2020 | Product News

IDI Launches Metal-replacement Thermoset Composite for EV Battery Pack

IDI Composites International has introduced a new thermoset composite material delivering critical performance benefits for the "new energy vehicles" market. Deployed in electric vehicle (EV) new...

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Mar 16, 2020 | Industry News

Erickson’s Composite-based Main Rotor Blades Receive FAA Approval

Erickson Incorporated has announced FAA approval of its next-generation composite main rotor blades. After many years of manufacturing metal blades, Erickson has invested in the future of the S-64...

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Mar 9, 2020 | Industry News

BASF's New Glass Fiber-reinforced Plastic Spin-on Oil Filter Module for Cars

BASF and Hengst have developed the world’s first reusable plastic spin-on oil filter module for cars. Blue.on is the sustainable alternative to conventional spin-on modules made from metal, since it...

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Mar 9, 2020 | Industry News

NCC & UKAEA to Develop Composite-based Demonstrator for Nuclear Fusion Reactor

The UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC) is working with the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to explore the role that non-metallic, composite technology can play in making the vision of...

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Mar 5, 2020 | Product News

Solvay to Present Aluminum-alternative Prepregs and more at JEC World 2020

Solvay will launch and promote materials and processes developed for industrialized processes at JEC World. The product offerings include prepreg technology, which is an alternative to machined...

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Feb 25, 2020 | Product News

Solvay Introduces Cost-effective Fiber Prepreg for Aerospace Composite Parts

Solvay introduces CYCOM® EP2750, a market first technology which enables the high rate, cost effective manufacture of aerospace structural parts. It makes composites a cost-effective alternative to...

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Feb 17, 2020 | Product News

Solvay's Metal-replacement LFT Compounds for Structural Medical Applications

Solvay has announced that its Xencor™ LFT compounds deliver high strength and enhanced impact resistance for structural applications. These long glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFT) offer...

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Jan 23, 2020 | Industry News

AIMPLAS to Replace Metal in Railway Vehicles with Lightweight Composite Materials

AIMPLAS has participated in European MAT4RAIL project, which involved developing new materials and components that replace metal structural components with lighter ones made of composite materials...

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Oct 23, 2019 | Product News

SABIC Introduces High-heat Resin for Structural Automotive Applications at K 2019

SABIC is launching high-heat resin that can enable the production of high performing structural automotive applications. It is usable as a lightweight metal replacement solution in new safety...

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Sep 5, 2019 | Industry News

First Lightweight 3D Printed FRP Pedestrian Bridge Prototype

Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM have designed the first lightweight 3D printed FRP pedestrian bridge prototype. Instead of steel or concrete, they used a composite material which is much more...

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