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Jan 11, 2018 | Industry News

Stratasys’ Composite 3D Printing Material Reduces Machine Downtime by Replacing Metal

Stratasys has recently announced that Dutch 3D service bureau, Visual First, is using FDM Nylon 12CF carbon-filled thermoplastic to replace metal machine parts for its customer, The Chocolate...

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Jan 5, 2018 | Product News

Evonik Develops New Metal-replacing, High-temperature PPA Base Polymer

Evonik expands its range of base polymers. The new high-temperature polymer can withstand mechanical stress up to 135°C. It is specially designed to substitute metal in classic metal applications...

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Nov 9, 2017 | Industry News

Extensive Services to Predict Performance of Thermoplastics in Water Management: SABIC

SABIC shared its latest capabilities to support the global water industry at Aquatech Amsterdam. Replacing traditional copper, stainless steel, ductile iron and brass with SABIC’s thermoplastic...

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Nov 3, 2017 | Product News

RadiciGroup Launches High-performing Metal-replacing PPS Products for Auto & E&E

At Fakuma 2017, RadiciGroup has officially announced its new PPS-based products: high-performance polymers particularly suited to engineering applications at high temperatures (>200°C). New products...

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Oct 23, 2017 | Industry News

Chemical Firms Explore Ways to Make Plastics from Steel Industry's Waste Gas

A new consortium of 14 partners from seven countries, led by materials manufacturer Covestro, is planning to investigate how flue gas from the steel industry can be used to produce plastics in a...

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Oct 17, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PSU Replaces Metal in Sensor Housings for Biopharmaceutical Applications

Solvay has announced that its high-performance Udel® P-1700 polysulfone (PSU) polymer enabled PendoTECH to innovate biocompatible, transparent housings for a family of sensors targeting single-use...

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Oct 5, 2017 | Industry News

BASF’s New Co-extrudable Ultradur® PBT Replaces Steel in PVC Window Profile

BASF has developed an Ultradur® PBT, modified for co-extrusion with PVC that replaces steel in PVC windows as the stiffening element. Window made of new material is more cost-effective and equally...

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Oct 4, 2017 | Industry News

Hexcel’s Latest Composite Tech. Replaces Metal in Motorcycles Footrest Bracket

Hexcel’s latest CFRP technology has been selected for an innovative high-rate manufacturing process demonstrator. The project displays a new rapid production process for the high-rate manufacturing...

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Sep 28, 2017 | Industry News

Hexcel to Create Composite Fabrics to Replace Metal in Large Auto & Aero Structures

Hexcel launches new government-backed project to develop new carbon fiber fabric forms and resins that can be used to manufacture cost-effective large composites structures, 25-30% lighter than...

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Sep 26, 2017 | Industry News

DSM’s High-temperature Reinforced PA46 Replaces Metal in Charge Air Cooler End Cap

DSM’s 50% glass fiber-reinforced PA46 replaces metal end caps, which must withstand continuous temperatures up to 230°C, in charge air cooler. DSM partners with Mahle, to enable the use of DSM’s...

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