Field of innovation: Metal replacement

Through the replacement of metal with plastic, lighter and cheaper solutions can be realized.


Metal replacement substitutes metal constructions with plastics. Reasons are, among others, the reduction of weight, functional integration, change of properties or cost savings. In order to fulfill typical requirements of metal parts, mostly fiber reinforced plastics are used for such applications.

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Metal replacement
Recent content in the field of innovation Metal replacement


July 24, 2017

Plastics replace glass and metal in LED bulbs

We produce LED bulbs for a customer, where aluminum and glass are replaced with plastics, while performance is increased. For instance, the visible light transmission and reflection could be improved.


March 14, 2017

Metal replacement triples lifetime of swimming pool lighting

A global lighting systems company chose Therma-Tech thermally conductive polymer to replace metal in the heat sink of LED lighting for swimming pools.


December 22, 2016

Improved materials for manufacture of LED lighting

Meet PolyOne (Hall 1, Stand B1034) at the Swiss Plastics show in Lucerne, January 24-26. Let's talk and identify ways that our innovative materials can help you improve your manufacturing efficiency and your products' quality.

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