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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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Aug 5, 2021 | Industry News

Ensinger Uses Solvay’s PPSU to Produce Regulatory-compliant Sensor Bodies

Ensinger has chosen Solvay's Radel® PPSU as the high-performance polymer for the production of sensor bodies due to its high mechanical, chemical and thermal stability. It can absorb massive impact...

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Aug 3, 2021 | Product News

Filamentive Launches 3D Printing Polymers for Critical Engineering Applications

Filamentive has launched Filamentive PRO – a specialized portfolio of high-performance 3D printing polymers for engineering applications. With hardware innovation enabling desktop FFF / FDM 3D...

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Jul 28, 2021 | Product News

Solvay Introduces Metal-replacement PEEK for Precision Brake System

Solvay has announced the launch of a new grade of KetaSpire® PEEK, KT-850 SCF 30, designed for precision brake system and e-mobility electronic pump components...

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Jul 19, 2021 | Industry News

New Feasibility Study on PEEK-based Femoral Knee Component Starts Successfully

Maxx Orthopedics and Invibio Biomaterial Solutions together announced the successful study initiation and first patients to be implanted with the new, all polymer, PEEK-OPTIMA™ femoral knee...

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Jul 14, 2021 | Industry News

Roboze Introduces Heated Chamber-equipped 3D Printer for Exceptionally Large Parts

Roboze introduces Production Series solution, the ARGO 1000. The ARGO 1000 can radically transform the way industries like aerospace, energy, transportation, MedTech, and automotive can manufacture...

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Jul 13, 2021 | Product News

Avient Launches Nylon-based Thermoplastic Composites for Moisture-rich Environments

Avient announces availability of a new series of nylon-based Complēt™ long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites with enhanced moisture resistance and smooth surface aesthetics. These...

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Jul 6, 2021 | Product News

NOVA Chemicals Introduces HDPE Resin with Moisture Barrier Performance

NOVA Chemicals has introduced its next-generation SURPASS HPs267-AB resin, a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that offers unparalleled levels of moisture barrier performance for multilayer flexible...

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Jun 28, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Use Semiconducting Polymer-based Artificial Leaf to Generate Solar Fuel

EPFL scientists have generated oxygen from sunlight, water and semiconducting polymers using an artificial leaf. They present a promising way towards economical and scalable solar fuel production...

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Jun 21, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Self-sensing PEEK Using 3D Printing Techniques

A University of Glasgow-led team of engineers have used 3D printing techniques to add new properties to a plastic known as polyether ether ketone, or PEEK. The new form of lightweight...

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Jun 11, 2021 | Product News

Covestro Unveils TPU for High-speed Signal Transmission of 5G Devices

Covestro has developed Desmopan® 7000 thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that exhibits high transparency for 5G frequencies, thus reducing signal losses. The product is therefore highly suitable for...

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