Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC has extended its range of Amodel polyphthalamide resins for under-the-hood auto applications.
New high-heat grades of Amodel can extend the service life of high-temperature components such as air cooler housings, resonators, charge air hoses and exhaust gas recirculation systems. They tackle demands made by new turbocharged engines designed to balance emissions compliance, carbon dioxide reduction and consumer preference.
“This innovative material was developed to specifically help our customers meet the challenges of continuously rising operating temperatures and tougher lifetime service requirements,” claims Solvay global automotive manager Mark Wright in a news release.
The Alpharetta, Ga., company says a new 33 percent glass-reinforced Amodel HH grade and a 45 percent reinforced HH grade provide better long-term stability than competitive polyamides and polyphenylene sulfide. They also give broad chemical resistance and crystallize quickly during molding, cutting cycle time and allowing the use of water-heated injection tools.
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