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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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Nov 21, 2017 | Article

Automotive Thermoplastic & Natural Fiber Composites on the Move!

By Donald Rosato

Advanced material technologies are making breakthroughs in weight savings to meet increasingly tough automotive emission targets. Some of the latest thermoplastic and natural fiber composite...

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Nov 9, 2017 | Industry News

Extensive Services to Predict Performance of Thermoplastics in Water Management: SABIC

SABIC shared its latest capabilities to support the global water industry at Aquatech Amsterdam. Replacing traditional copper, stainless steel, ductile iron and brass with SABIC’s thermoplastic...

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Oct 24, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Unveils Reinforced PARA Grade for Superior Surface Finish of Lightweight Parts

Solvay has introduced Ixef® 3012, a 55% carbon fiber and glass fiber hybrid reinforced grade of polyarylamide (PARA) showing wide potential for replacing metal in delicate automotive parts. The new...

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Oct 16, 2017 | Product News

Lubrizol to Highlight Latest Developments in TPU with VELOX at Fakuma

Lubrizol has announced its Engineered Polymers business will be participating with VELOX at Fakuma 2017. TPU provides the strength of metal or rubber coupled with softness...

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Oct 5, 2017 | Industry News

BASF’s New Co-extrudable Ultradur® PBT Replaces Steel in PVC Window Profile

BASF has developed an Ultradur® PBT, modified for co-extrusion with PVC that replaces steel in PVC windows as the stiffening element. Window made of new material is more cost-effective and equally...

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Nov 15, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay & Strata Formalize JV to Supply Boeing with Advanced Composites Materials

Solvay & Strata have formalized Joint Venture to supply Boeing with advanced composite materials from a high-tech facility to be built in Al Ain. New facility will supply metal-replacing carbon...

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Nov 3, 2017 | Product News

RadiciGroup Launches High-performing Metal-replacing PPS Products for Auto & E&E

At Fakuma 2017, RadiciGroup has officially announced its new PPS-based products: high-performance polymers particularly suited to engineering applications at high temperatures (>200°C). New products...

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Oct 17, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PSU Replaces Metal in Sensor Housings for Biopharmaceutical Applications

Solvay has announced that its high-performance Udel® P-1700 polysulfone (PSU) polymer enabled PendoTECH to innovate biocompatible, transparent housings for a family of sensors targeting single-use...

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Oct 16, 2017 | Industry News

SABIC Offers Engineering Resins & Capabilities to Solve Water Management Challenges

SABIC will showcase at Aquatech Amsterdam its industry-leading water management resources, technical support services and materials that surpass benefits of metals which can help customers address...

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Oct 5, 2017 | Article

High Heat Plastic Materials Turning Up the Heat!

By Donald Rosato

High heat plastics have been among the fastest growing plastics products entering new & challenging applications, like: Military / aerospace, automotive, electronics... Although, it is still...

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