07 November 2017
07 November 2017
Solvay has added Ryton R-4-300 polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) and the Amodel A-89XX series of polyphthalamide (PPA) polymers to its portfolio of thermal management solutions.
Ryton R-4-300 polymer is said to offer improved performance in tensile strength and elongation, as well as best-in-class weld-line strength. It is suitable for thermal management modules and parts where complex geometries require robust mechanical properties.
The Amodel A-89XX series further expands Solvay's PPA portfolio for thermal management. The new glass fibre reinforced PPA grades range from 30-50% glass-filled loading. Reported to offer improved dimensional stability, lower moisture uptake and enhanced chemical resistance, these products target applications such as thermostat housings, multi-coolant valves, water inlets/outlets and cross overs, and other under-the-hood components.
“One important detail underlying the introduction of these two new, very high-performing product platforms is that Solvay’s unmatched portfolio of speciality polymers offers a single source of solutions for structural components, seals and lubrication within automotive thermal management modules and multi coolant valves,” says Brian Baleno, Global Automotive Business Manager for Solvay’s Speciality Polymers business unit. “Further, choosing many of our advanced polymers allows automakers to streamline and consolidate the design of these parts.”
The new products join the company’s broader offering for automotive applications, including Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and Hyflon perfluoroalkoxys (PFA) polymers for rotary valve seals, Fomblin perfluoropolyether (PFPE) lubricants and Tecnoflon fluoroelastomers (FKM) for O-rings and gaskets.
Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will exhibit nonwovens for use in surface finishing, imparting EMI shielding or fire protection, and other transport applications, at the JEC Conference on The Future of Composites in Transportation, taking place in Chicago, US, on 27-28 June.
Advanced Engineering 2018, the UK’s annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals, has opened registration for its 10th anniversary show. The first 50 people signing up will be offered a free Ultra High Capacity Power Bank for mobile phones and laptops, to be picked up at the show.
Presentations are being invited for the 7th edition of Ecocomp, the International Conference on Sustainable Fibres, Polymers and Composites, which will take place on 19-20 June 2019 in Coventry, UK.