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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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Nov 25, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS to Expand High-tech Engineering Plastics Production in China

LANXESS will expand its production network in China: LANXESS will build a second compounding line for Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech engineering plastics at its manufacturing site in...

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Nov 24, 2021 | Product News

Arkema’s New High Rigidity PA11 for Demanding Medical Applications

Arkema launches a new high rigidity Advanced Bio-Circular polyamide 11 medical polymer intended to replace metal and traditional polymers in demanding medical applications...

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Nov 15, 2021 | Industry News

Henkel and Nexa3D Sign Material Development Agreement for Functional Polymers

Henkel and Nexa3D announces the signing of a new material development agreement. This agreement builds upon the companies’ partnership and deepens their joint commitment to advancing the...

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Nov 11, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay and 9T Labs Collaborate to Bring CFRP Parts to Mass Production

Solvay is working with 9TLabs to help bring additively manufactured carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts to mass production...

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Oct 20, 2021 | Product News

Avient Launches Density-modified Thermoplastics for Premium Packaging

Avient Corporation announces new Gravi-Tech™ density-modified thermoplastics that enable advanced metal plating surface treatments to deliver both the look and feel of metal in premium packaging...

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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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