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Highly reinforced polyamide makes metal superfluous in front end carrier

Friday, April 12th, 2013 | Permalink

Passenger car front end carriers can now be designed exclusively of plastic, as illustrated by the new Skoda Octavia. The vehicle’s front end carrier is made of Durethan DP BKV 60 H2.0 EF, a highly reinforced polyamide (PA) 6 from Lanxess (Leverkusen, Germany) with 60 percent glass fiber filling. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Booming spinal surgery triggers innovative approaches

Friday, March 15th, 2013 | Permalink

The rapid growth of efforts to alleviate lower back pain is driving innovation in surgical procedures, and in at least one case creating new opportunities for engineering plastics. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics spine surgery TranS1 Solvay PEEK read more

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Polymer implant helps bone injuries heal faster

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 | Permalink

A polymer membrane implant that speeds bone healing is headed soon to a human clinical trial. A new animal study indicates that healing time is about 40% faster for the new product from a company called RegeneCure compared to current methods used to facilitate bone regeneration and healing. They typically involve autografts, bone transplantation from the patient’s body, or use of bone graft substitutes to fill the fractured gap. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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World first: Daimler opts plastic engine support; replaces aluminum

Friday, March 8th, 2013 | Permalink

Daimler is installing the world’s first plastic engine support for the six-cylinder diesel engine used in the new GL Class. Compared to the previous aluminum support, the plastic part offers improved acoustical properties, better thermal insulating characteristics and a 30% weight advantage, while being able to withstand the same load. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Mercedes opts for bio-based polyamide for engine cover

Monday, March 4th, 2013 | Permalink

Mercedes-Benz has selected a high performance polyamide largely made from renewable resources for the engine beauty cover of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Around 70% of the raw materials used to make the polyamide 410 in DSM’s EcoPaXX Q-HGM24 reinforced compound are derived from the castor plant (Ricinus communis). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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