Flambeau fuel tanks use nylon and nano clays

By Michael Lauzon
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Published: July 31, 2013 2:58 pm ET
Updated: July 31, 2013 3:01 pm ET

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Blow molder Flambeau Inc. of Baraboo, Wis., says it is offering small fuel tanks that don’t rely on a fluorination step for blow molded of high density polyethylene tanks.

Its Flambeau Fluids Division says the Hyperier fuel tanks rely on a nylon and nano-clay composite which the firm blends with HDPE. LG Chem Ltd. of Seoul, Korea, supplies the nylon/nano-clay compound.

Flambeau says the new material is very sensitive to handling and processing conditions and the firm spent two years to develop material processing.

“Before we could even consider implementing Hyperier on a production basis, we needed to learn and document the parameters required to make a good tank, and more importantly, what conditions created a bad tank,” states Flambeau Fluids business unit manager Dan Hilfiker in a news release.

LG Chem added, “Flambeau now knows more about processing this material than others who have been in production for years.”

The Baraboo company says its Hyperier tanks comply with California Air Resource Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on emissions. Flambeau’s Hyperier fuel tanks are aimed at small off-road equipment and small engines. Flambeau says it offers the Hyperier fuel tanks as stock items or custom-made tanks.

In May, Flambeau started molding the new fuel tanks in sizes of 5-7 gallons at its Madison, Ga., plant and plans to introduce them at several other North American locations.

Tel. 866-836-0198 or 608-356-5551.

 


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