Teknor Apex Co. has introduced two injection molding nylons touted as replacements for nylon 12 in automotive fuel lines.
The Pawtucket, R.I., firm says the nylon 6/12 compounds offer comparable performance to nylon 12 and help allay concerns about the availability of nylon 12.
Chemolon 813CI and 830GHI are fiber-reinforced and provide excellent chemical resistance and low moisture absorption needed for fuel line components, according to Teknor Apex's automotive market manager Jeff Schmidt.
“Extensive testing has shown the compounds to be well suited for fuel handling uses,” Schmidt claims in a news release. “Finished part dimensions are acceptable in existing tooling used for nylon 12 with little or no modification needed. At the same time, Chemlon 800 series materials process in shorter cycles and at higher melt temperatures than nylon 12.”
Teknor Apex runs nylon operations in the United States, United Kingdom and Singapore.
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