DSM to debut new polyamide at Fakuma


DSM Engineering Plastics (Singapore) will introduce new high performance polyamides at the Fakuma plastics processing exhibition being held in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from October 14 to 18. The company will also be demonstrating how its materials have been used in some of the latest application innovations to be introduced to the market. DSM is on stand 4408 in Hall B4.

DSM is unveiling the next generation of Diablo high temperature resistant grades in its Stanyl polyamide 46 and Akulon polyamide 6 portfolios for automotive applications where temperatures can reach as high as 250°C at Fakuma.
Besides thermoplastic tape, DSM provides solutions for liners in Type IV composite pressure vessels with its Akulon Fuel Lock polyamide portfolio.

First up is a series of new high-temperature automotive polyamides. DSM is unveiling the next generation of Diablo high temperature resistant grades in its Stanyl polyamide 46 and Akulon polyamide 6 portfolios. These new Diablo grades are aimed at applications in automotive engine compartments such as air intake manifold, ducts and charge air cooler combinations, where temperatures can reach as high as 250°C.

DSM is also targeting the electrical and electronics sectors. At Fakuma, it will demonstrate the use of Stanyl TC, a thermally conductive grade of Stanyl polyamide 46, in a heat sink for new LED downlights from one of the world's leading lighting companies.

Also on the DSM stand will be thermoplastic composite gas tanks for compressed natural gas (CNG) that the company has developed with Covess (Berbroek, Belgium), a specialist in advanced thermoplastic composite vessels for a wide range of applications. Together with hydrogen, natural gas is claiming its place in the field of cost-effective and low carbon footprint fuels for use in automobiles. Thermoplastic tanks weigh around 70% less than steel tanks, and they last longer than steel or even advanced thermoset gas tanks. They also exhibit extremely low gas permeation levels, making them very safe, and they are fully recyclable according to DSM. Besides thermoplastic tape, DSM provides solutions for liners in Type IV composite pressure vessels with its Akulon Fuel Lock polyamide portfolio. Most recently, a material has been developed for large pressure vessels for heavy duty vehicles and gas transportation.

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