Minnesota Rubber/QMR Plastics (www.mnrubber.com) has converted a water control valve from brass to molded assembly. The new valve features a 74 percent weight reduction, non-corrosive reinforced thermoplastic body, total sealing, and identical inlet and outlet plumbing connections as on the previous brass model.
A new fixings and fastening system for assembling structural, load-bearing composite components promises 54% better adhesion, plus less weight and better mechanical performance than current composite fixing designs.
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