Ticona Engineering Polymers has a new grade of Fortron polyphenylene sulfide designed for use with 3D robotic manipulated blow molding for tubular components with complex geometries.
“The advanced properties profile of this grade delivers a solution that allows original equipment manufacturers and general industry customers to produce high temperature air management and exhaust gas recirculation systems that include components with complex shapes and contours,” states Peter Radden, a Ticona automotive application development engineer in a news release.
The new Fortron grade can be shaped in blow molding into a duct with multiple 90-degree bends and intricate contours, according to Ticona. Processors can use all available blow molding technologies to create air inlet systems and exhaust gas recirculation pipes while reducing the number of manufacturing steps and cutting down cycle times.
The new resin exhibits higher melt strength, improved impact resistance, higher blow-up ratio and no restriction regarding vibration.
Ticona is working with Rochling (Umlaut on o) Automotive on a new air duct geometry that was awarded a Grand Award in the parts and components category of the Society of Plastics Engineers Central Europe. Ticona claims the PPS parts can weigh up to 30 percent less than aluminum components. Ticona's North American headquarters is in Florence, Ky.
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