DSM gets extreme at K 2016

Polyamide, polyester grades for automotive applications to the fore

Exhibiting under the theme “Meet the extreme,” DSM Engineering Plastics  (Hall 6, Stand B11) will demonstrate how it can solve even the most extreme challenges of its customers with its own extreme expertise, technologies, and materials and applications know-how.

Get ready for an extreme ride at the DSM stand at K 2016.

DSM opened the era of high temperature polyamides with its Stanyl polyamide (PA) 46 in 1986 and has since broadened its platform with ForTii and ForTii Eco-based on PA4T. At K 2016, the company is launching a new generation of ultra-high performance PA resins that will accelerate the rate of replacement of die-cast metals in automotive and industrial applications.

Automotive applications illustrating the capabilities of DSM’s broad range of high performance plastics include the world’s first volume application of a high-heat PA 46 plastic—Stanyl Diablo— air intake manifold with integrated charge air cooler; an advanced prototype one-piece flexible hot charge air duct for turbocharged engines in Arnitel HT high temperature resistant thermoplastic copolyester; and products demonstrating the trend towards electric power.

DSM is helping customers in the electronics industry with their continuing quest to pack more power into smaller spaces. On the stand will be several examples of solutions it has provided for producers of smartphones, tablets, and wearables, as well as for the “connected car.” Many of these products benefit from the outstanding properties of DSM’s growing ForTii family of materials based on PA4T, which is now also available in a version partly derived from renewable resources.

Also showcased on the stand will be applications from other industries. These include a water faucet mixing valve in a glass-reinforced compound of DSM’s EcoPaXX bio-based PA410, which reduces the risk of part failure and leakage in long-term use while in contact with hot and cold water.

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