An A. Schulman Inc. division has developed a rotationally molded fuel tank that meets stringent emission standards for off-road vehicles.
Schulman's ICO Polymers division says its Icorene 7620 fuel lock monolayer nylon 6 product has high strength, high melt temperature and durability that does not degrade over time. The rotomolding process eliminates the need for complex-multi-layer molding and after-treatment techniques such as fluorination to achieve barrier properties. The tank meets standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board, according to Schulman. ICO developed the tank in conjunction with resin major Royal DSM.
“Icorene 7620 Fuel Lock was made possible by combining ICO Polymers' strengths in rotomolding, particle size reduction and processing with DSM's leadership in material development,” notes ICO Polymers business unit manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Heinrich Lingnau.
“We believe customers will appreciate having a cost-effective rotomolding solution in addition to injection and blow molding solutions using our proven technology for fuel permeation reduction and high durability,” adds Tim Vorage, application development manager at DSM.
A. Schulman is based in Akron, Ohio.
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