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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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Oct 11, 2021 | Product News

LANXESS to Spotlight New Flame-retardant PA, Biobased Composite and more at Fakuma

At this year’s edition of Fakuma, focus areas for LANXESS are the market launch of hollow-profile hybrid technology as a lightweight design technology and new halogen-free flame-retardant polyamides...

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Oct 8, 2021 | Product News

Asahi Kasei Introduces Flame Retardant PA66 with Superior Surface Quality

Asahi Kasei introduces the halogen and red-phosphorous free flame retardant Polyamide 66 LEONA™ SN to the European market. This semi-aromatic material combines high levels of safety, surface quality...

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Oct 6, 2021 | Product News

B9Creations’ New Resins for 3D Printed Mold Replacement and Production Parts

B9Creations launches its Robust resin line with new ABS and ABS/PC materials, compatible with the company’s B9 Core Series 3D printers...

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Oct 5, 2021 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2022: High-performing Lightweight Plastics for Aerospace Applications

The aerospace industry, which spans a host of applications from aviation to industrial and military purposes, has taken innovations in plastic materials into a broader space. While metals are...

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Sep 23, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Use Machine-learning to Optimize Polymers for Metal-free Batteries

Researchers, Jodie Lutkenhaus and Daniel Tabor from Texas A&M University are using machine-learning techniques to optimize polymers needed for developing metal-free, recyclable, organic batteries...

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Sep 22, 2021 | Product News

BASF to Showcase Sustainable Products for Various End-applications at Fakuma 2021

BASF will be showcasing a large number of innovations from October 12-16 at the 27th Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany (booth B4-4304). Together with customers and partners, BASF develops plastics...

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Sep 16, 2021 | Industry News

Hexcel and Boeing Sign Contract to Produce Composite-based Aerospace Parts

Hexcel Corporation has been awarded a multi-year contract to produce aerospace structures made with HexPEKK®-100 for the Boeing 777X. The parts will be manufactured at the company’s additive...

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Sep 2, 2021 | Industry News

BASF and Grupo Antolin Develop Lightweight Roof Frames Using Metal-replacing PBT

BASF and Grupo Antolin in close cooperation have successfully validated the Polybutylenterephthalate (PBT) Ultradur® High Speed in plastic frames for open panorama headliners. The newly developed...

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Aug 25, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS’ Glass Fiber-reinforced PA6 Finds Use in INFAC’s Battery Module Housing

LANXESS and INFAC have together developed a battery module housing for electric vehicles (EVs). The battery housing uses Durethan BKV30FN04 from LANXESS to satisfy stringent mechanical and chemical...

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Aug 11, 2021 | Product News

DOMO Offers Metal Replacing Fiber-reinforced Polyamides for Structural Applications

DOMO offers DOMONYL™ solutions for metal replacement in agriculture, outdoor power equipment and small engine components. These solutions provide improved performance in several structural...

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