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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 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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Apr 19, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s Metal-replacing PPS Grades Attain Regulatory Potable Water Contact Approvals

Solvay’s two cost-competitive Ryton® PPS grades have been certified for drinking water contact. New grades having superior resistance to prolonged hot water exposure up to 140°C expand Solvay’s...

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Apr 11, 2017 | Product News

SABIC’s Plastic/Metal Hybrid & PP Solutions Help in Vehicle Weight Reduction

At VDI conference, SABIC presented a range of innovative solutions for vehicle weight reduction. Highlights were: metal replacing plastic/metal hybrid, lightweight PP solutions, transparent glazing...

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Apr 4, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Launches Metal-replacing Lubricated PEEK Grades for Implantable Devices

Solvay has recently announced that it has introduced two new lubricated grades of Zeniva® polyetheretherketone (PEEK), which offers numerous benefits over metal implant, to its portfolio of...

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Mar 27, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s New High-performance PA Replaces Metal in Permanent Load Parts

Solvay has expanded its portfolio of specialty polymers to overcome demanding metal replacement challenges for automotive and appliance parts submitted to severe operating environments with two new...

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Mar 22, 2017 | Product News

Xenia Introduces Family of Reinforced Composites for Metal-replacing Applications

Xenia has recently introduced XEBRID a new family of materials reinforced with hybrid fillers composed of carbon and glass fibers mixtures, most ideal for “metal replacement” applications which is...

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Feb 15, 2017 | Product News

Metal-replacing Composites & 3D Printing Technology by Solvay at JEC World 2017

At JEC World 2017, Solvay will present its technologically advanced light-weighting material solutions for manufacture of high-performance structures for auto & aero. Solvay’s PPSU foams used as a...

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Nov 22, 2016 | Product News

Metal-replacing High Heat-resistant PA: RadiciGroup/Röchling Automotive Unite

RadiciGroup Performance Plastics in alliance with Röchling Automotive has developed new blow-molding-grade polyamide that can withstand temperature up to 230°C. Such high level of heat resistance...

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Oct 31, 2016 | Product News

Co-polycarbonate & ABS Copolymer Blend by Covestro for Parts with Metallic Finish

Covestro has developed blend for fabricating chrome-plated plastic component that is extremely heat-resistant & suitable for electroplating. With potential use in vehicles Apec® 150 PG (plating...

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