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Plastics & Elastomers
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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May 14, 2019 | Industry News

DIC to Showcase PPS Compounds at CHINAPLAS 2019

DIC has announced that it will participate in CHINAPLAS 2019. The DIC Group booth at CHINAPLAS 2019 will showcase “DIC.PPS”. These products are widely used as a substitute for metals in automotive...

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May 13, 2019 | Industry News

DSM to Acquire SRF’s Engineering Plastics Business in India

DSM has reached agreement with SRF to acquire its Engineering Plastics business in India for about €38 million. Fueled by increasing domestic demand from a growing middle class and weight...

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May 10, 2019 | Article

Performance Polyamides: Advances for Engineering Applications

By Donald Rosato

Check out the latest advances in Polyamide (Nylon) engineering thermoplastics with improved performance properties that efficiently replace metal for use in automotive applications...

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May 8, 2019 | Industry News

Amcor Unveils AmLite Ultra Recyclable, New Recyclable High-barrier Packaging

Amcor has launched AmLite Ultra Recyclable, more sustainable high-barrier polyolefin film. The new high-barrier laminate can package a range of food, home and personal care, and pharmaceutical...

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May 8, 2019 | Product News

Solvay Presents Semi-crystalline Polymers for Battery Packs & Modules at The Battery Show

Solvay’s specialty polymers are replacing heavy, expensive metal components for safer, higher-density batteries. In battery packs and modules, Solvay’s high-performance polymers provide design...

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May 6, 2019 | Industry News

Victrex to Focus on PEEK Innovation with Excellent Wear & Abrasion Resistance at OTC 2019

At OTC 2019, Victrex will emphasize how it has developed its polymers to final parts product range. VICTREX PEEK polymers increases part lifetime through resilient performance across a broad...

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May 3, 2019 | Industry News

SGL Carbon Develops Prototype of CF-based Battery Enclosure for EVs of NIO

In collaboration with SGL Carbon, NIO has developed prototypes for battery enclosures made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for its NIO high performance electric vehicles. Thanks to CFRP...

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May 2, 2019 | Industry News

New Lightweight, Flexible Polymer Film That Conducts Heat Better than Metals

MIT engineers have fabricated thin polymer films that conduct heat better than ceramics and many metals, including steel. This new development may spur the development of polymer insulators as...

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Apr 29, 2019 | Industry News

SABIC’s ULTEM™ Resin Offers Spectacle Frames with Novel Decorative Effects

A combination of excellent mechanical, thermal and chemical properties is proving a winning solution for ULTEM™ resin from SABIC in lightweight spectacle frames with novel decorative effects from...

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Apr 18, 2019 | Industry News

New Processing Method to Create Transparent PE Films to Outperform Metals

Researchers have devised a technique to create transparent polythene film that can be stronger as aluminum, and which could be used use in glazing, windscreens, visors and displays in ways that add...

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