Lyon, France, November 7, 2017
Solvay Performance Polyamides has introduced the Technyl Blue range, a heat stabilised material family for automotive thermal management. It combines superior hydrolysis and thermal ageing performance in presence of aggressive coolants offering superior processability compared to specialty polymers.
Built on the proven strengths of Technyl 34NG series, Technyl Blue is a wide range of products offering a 15 to 60 per cent enhanced hydrolysis resistance versus standard polyamides-66 (PA66). It also includes a new compound which provides resistance to road salts used in low-temperature regions. Main immediate applications are radiator end tanks, oil filter housings/modules and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) heat exchangers.
“Engine parts manufactured from Technyl Blue resists hot glycol and de-icing salt attack under extreme conditions,” explained James Mitchell, Automotive Market Director for Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Global Business Unit. “Our new range also offers high flowability, excellent surface aspect and superior processability when compared to specialty polymers.”
Major global automotive OEMs and tier-1 already trust Technyl Blue and are currently evaluating these materials for highly demanding components such as active cooling valves and e-water pumps.
Solvay Performance Polyamides supports customers with a complete array of technical services designed to speed the time to market of new applications, from advanced material characterization to application validation. This offering includes predictive simulation with MMI Technyl Design, 3D printing of PA6-based functional prototypes in Sinterline PA6 powders as well as part testing at fully equipped APT Technyl Validation centers.