Analysis of Trends in Weight Reduction of Thermoplastics for Structural Applications

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Published: 28 Sep 2018

Lightweight thermoplastics have a high potential for development and adoption in the next 2 or 3 years as there are a number of material and process developers focused on commercializing new technology innovations, and government and industrial policies support the trend. This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers the key stakeholders that are involved in research, development, and commercialization of lightweight thermoplastics, as well as the lightweighting approaches used in allied industries that could be adopted by thermoplastic companies as well. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio–based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Thermoplastic, lightweight, building and construction, reinforced composites, additives, high density polyethylene

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