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Metal replacement

AKRO-PLASTIC will be presenting the first components made of a new material offering ageing and conditioning at Fakuma. more

FAKUMA 2018

The Chocolate Factory, a Rotterdam-based confectioner, has introduced 3D Printing to its packaging lines. more

machinery

Granulat

Frau David, Team Werbeagentur Degussa HP

German polymers company Evonik has developed a moulding compoundable semicrystalline polymer for metal replacement uses. more

materials

DuPont

Konsens

Lightweighting shouldn't be the main reason for switching to plastics in under-the-hood automotive applications - superior performance should come first, says DuPont. more

materials

New grades of Technyl Red, Technyl Blue, Ixef, Ryton and Amodel launched at Fakuma are aggressively defending Solvay's position as a leader in automotive materials development. The experts sat down with EPPM to introduce the latest additions. more

materials

DSM high-temperature plastics successfully replace metal in charge air cooler end cap application. more

materials

December's most-read headlines

The end of the year can sometimes be called 'the silly season' due to the perceived lack of news - this was hardly the case for European plastics, as the news continued to flow in over the holiday period. more

3 Jan 2017 11:08 editor's blog

The Airlander 10 airship has emerged from its hangar in England ahead of its maiden voyage as a game-changing, fuel-efficient, ultra-lightweight aircraft. more

industry

DSM ForTii MX

DSM Engineering Plastics: DSMPR488

DSM is bringing new temperature-resistant automotive grades to K 2016, building on its ForTii high performance polyphthalamides and Arnitel portfolios. more

industry

The disposable plastic versus metal medical equipment debate is an important one in terms of both sustainability and effectiveness. Disposable plastics offer the hygienic benefits, but are they greener? EPPM's Joy Showunmi investigates. more

materials

Guest post: Metal replacement – can plastic really replace metal?

Plastic prototype manufacturer RP Technologies explores just how far plastics can go in replacing metal - particularly in more extreme applications such as automotive. more

17 Mar 2016 09:12 guest blogs

ExxonMobil's PP7855E1 resin forms the main structural element of the 2015 Ford F-150 pick-up truck's rear seat head restraint - which has just scooped an SPE Innovation Award. more

materials

DSM's high-temperature-resistant Stanyl polyamide has been selected for the low-friction slide shoes within the timing system on a new generation of turbocharged petrol engines. more

materials

The demands of outdoor activity apparatus manufacturing has prompted PolyOne to establish a task force equipped with providing the specific materials solutions these applications require. more

materials

A new 750 ml barrier PET bottle for flavoured syrups and cold drinks from RPC Promens Consumer Innocan is set to hit shop shelves. more

materials

The SPE and JEC Group are launching Cyclitech 2015, the first event of its kind dedicated to composite technology for bicycles taking place in Brussels in December. more

materials

Plastics processing leader Milacron has announced its Klear Can technology has undergone and passed an important food safety test and is undergoing additional testing with a number of select prospects. more

materials

Solvay has acquired EPIC Polymers’ long-fibre thermoplastics technology to complement its offering of high performance lightweighting materials and gain access to metal replacement of larger automotive semi-structural parts. more

industry

New developments in natural fibre-reinforced materials, conductive thermoplastics and specialty engineered materials for metal replacement will be highlights for PolyOne at Fakuma 2015. more

industry

Lightweighting and metal replacement technologies are up for discussion at the 17th annual SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference. more

industry

HP Fusion 3D Printing Sprocet

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