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Plastics processing optimization is on high priority in the minds of most of engineers and designers in the Plastics Industry. In the last few decades, plastics have become the most dominant engineering material for most products. Parts once thought of as impossible to create using plastic, are now being designed with polymers at a higher rate than ever before. Plastic parts are lighter and afford more design flexibility.

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Nov 26, 2015 | Industry News

KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® K TPE Offers Better Sealing Capacity for Vacuum Cleaners

For the new Siemens VSQ8 vacuum cleaner from SEG Hausgeräte one of the plastics specialist MöllerFlex processes KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® K thermoplastic elastomers series compounds for two good...

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Nov 23, 2015 | Industry News

Covestro’s PC Sheet Helps to Design Protective Canopy System

Monolithic Makrolon® polycarbonate glazing from Covestro not only provides continuous protection from the elements, but when integrated into the low-profile aluminum frame gives Duo-Gard Industries’...

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Nov 16, 2015 | Industry News

EnvisionTEC’s 3D-Bioplotter Used for 3D Printing of Plastic Scaffold for Tympanic Membrane

EnvisionTEC’s 3D-Bioplotter, most versatile bioprinting development system of the scaffold for a tympanic membrane. Lorenzo and his team are currently focused on the 3D printing of the...

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Oct 30, 2015 | Industry News

Polimotor 2 Project Selects Solvay's PAI to Replace Metal in Cam Sprocket

Solvay Specialty Polymers announced that the Polimotor 2 project, led by legendary automotive innovator Matti Holtzberg, selected its Torlon® polyamide-imide to replace conventional metal in the...

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Oct 16, 2015 | Industry News

BRE's SmartBuild 2015 to Feature Design and Cost Benefits of PVC in Construction

BRE and VinylPlus hosted SmartBuild will showcase some of the design and cost benefits of specifying PVC products in construction projects. The event will feature a host of speakers including...

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Nov 23, 2015 | Industry News

Auto Supplier Relies on KraussMaffei’s HP-RTM Process to Produce CFRP Components

Fritzmeier relies on HP-RTM technology from KraussMaffei to manufacture carbon-fiber-reinforced components. The HP-RTM process from KraussMaffei supports processors on their path towards increased...

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Nov 17, 2015 | Industry News

3D Systems Helps Recreating of Man's Face via 3D Printing

3D Systems helps reconstructive facial surgery using 3D printing. The three printed models were printed in resin-based materials that had both the mechanical properties required of their purposes...

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Nov 3, 2015 | Industry News

Greatario Covers Picks DuPont’s Zytel® LCPA Over Polyolefin for Floating Covers

Greatario Covers utilizes DuPont™ Zytel® LCPA long chain polyamide resin for Hexa-Cover® Floating Cover. The unique floating cover system reduces greenhouse gas emissions and water vapor that acts...

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Oct 21, 2015 | Industry News

Victrex’s CFR PEEK Replaces Metal in Airbus Helicopters’ Door Brackets

Airbus Helicopters is replacing aluminum in a fitting in the aircraft door of Airbus A350-900 with a high-modulus, carbon fiber-reinforced high performance polymer. The brackets, now manufactured...

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Oct 14, 2015 | Industry News

Stratasys' 3D Printing Tech. Used to Develop Plastic LED Light Pipes

Stratasys 3D printing tech. used to develop plastic LED light pipes. The VeroClear material has a similar index of refraction to the production plastic materials. Its flat 45-degree bend provides...

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