Thanks to the EU’s Europe 2020 agenda to reduce CO2 emissions, Metal Replacement is experiencing increased interest. Indeed, compared to metals, the processes of production and transformation of polymeric materials result in lower emissions and a better Environmental Profile.
The intense R&D activity on thermoplastic materials has also led to the formulation of high performance polymers suitable for many industrial applications that were once a monopoly of metals.
In GHEPI we have been dealing with Metal Replacement since the early 80s, yet the potential of this approach to Product Development is still not widely known.
The greater Environmental Sustainability is only one of the significant opportunities offered by Metal Replacement, which in fact represents a strategic Product Design choice enabling overall performance improvements:
- Cost savings
- Lighter weight
- Reduced overall dimensions
- Functional integration
- Reduced Lead Time.
Metal replacement is a tangible solution to the ever-evolving needs of the industrial component market, representing an important opportunity to increase product sustainability and competitiveness.
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