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Innovative technology helps reduce emission footprints

Innovative technology helps reduce emission footprints
Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (MEP), meets the rapidly-changing stringent regulatory and functional requirements of the automotive, electronics and general industries markets for low formaldehyde emissions with a new polyacetal (POM) product family. MEP has announced the innovative low-odor and low-residue Iupital 05 Polyacetal Series.
23rd October 2020

Investigating the possibilities of fibre alignment in composites

Investigating the possibilities of fibre alignment in composites
Animals as different as lions, piranha and ants have something in common: their ability to hunt in groups. The anatomy of a wild hunt is complex. Each member of the pack has a role to play, and a specific position in the group’s formation. Just a step out of line could be the difference between dinner and empty stomachs. When producing composites, placement is also key. Here Lauri Turunen, Product Business Owner at Exel Composites, investigates the possibilities of fibre alignment in composite materials.
13th October 2020

Making material selection easy with new features

Making material selection easy with new features
Matmatch has launched a series of new website features that simplify the process of material selection. The free database connects engineers and product designers with the best materials and suppliers across the globe, allowing them to find materials by filtering on their physical and chemical properties.
13th October 2020


igus gives customers design freedom with 2-component 3D printing

igus gives customers design freedom with 2-component 3D printing
Two filaments can be joined together in a single production step to form a lubrication-free and robust component. Prototypes, spare parts, tools and low volume production: 3D printers from plastics specialist igus are now producing components with different filament materials. Specialised material properties can be easily combined in this 2-component 3D printing.
7th October 2020

How composites benefit the transportation industry

How composites benefit the transportation industry
In 2018, an estimated 142 billion gallons of gasoline were consumed in the United States, with Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) attributing to 20% of this figure. With the environmental impact of fuel clear to see, composite materials have the power to drastically reduce unnecessary fuel consumption. This is only one way composites can benefit the transportation industry. Here, Jari Sopanen, Product Business Owner for Transportation at ExelComposites, explains more.
6th October 2020

Configurators identify right iglidur plain bearing material

Configurators identify right iglidur plain bearing material
To help customers find the right iglidur material for the appropriate application, igus has developed a new compact, non-virtual material selector (a new sample box) for its 39 iglidur standard materials. The company has also developed a digital online iglidur system which helps customers select and calculate the material’s service life.
1st October 2020

Why did the demand for polymers increase during lockdown?

Why did the demand for polymers increase during lockdown?
Since Italy became the first European country to enter lockdown on 8th March and the consequent restrictions from governments globally to control the spread of COVID-19, the materials market overall experienced a drop in demand. However, while the demand for many engineering materials dropped, the polymers industry saw continued growth in demand. Here, Ben Smye, Head of Growth at Matmatch, provides insight into Matmatch’s trend data.
30th September 2020

Platform helps metals manufacturer digitise materials

Platform helps metals manufacturer digitise materials
The materials supply industry is one that has traditionally been resistant to adopt digital technologies to support sales and marketing efforts. However, Switzerland-based integrated metals manufacturer and distributor, AMPCO METAL has taken the step forward by partnering with online material search platform, Matmatch. One year on and AMPCO METAL has already seen the positive impact on sales and awareness in new market segments.
23rd September 2020

The applications of composites in smart cities

The applications of composites in smart cities
In 2019, Auckland won a national award for its smart city innovations, including the SafeSwim programme, which provides real time data on beach safety and water quality. Organisations such as Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) are dedicated to integrating smart technology into cities across New Zealand - but how can we create a completely synergistic smart city? Here, Stephen Smith, Head of Asia Pacific Sales and Business Unit Manager at Exel Composites, explores the importance of composites in smart city infrastructure.
11th September 2020

A greener planet with more sustainable materials

A greener planet with more sustainable materials
In modern history, the linear economy has been prevalent, with the input of raw materials for processing and use, followed by waste at the other end. As waste has piled up and as carbon emissions have instigated climate dangers, there is an increasing urgency to shift towards a circular economy. Here, Jordan Flagel, Guest Author at Matmatch, explains which materials to adopt in a circular economy.
10th September 2020


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