Rhodia Engineering Plastics, a member of the Solvay group, now offers the automotive industry a new heat performance Technyl® range specifically engineered for both injection and blow molded parts for turbo-charged engines.
Following on from diesel engines, turbocharging is now considered in Europe a critical technology for powertrain development for today’s downsized petrol engines where performance and power output must be guaranteed. To meet this increasing demand for turbo technology solutions, Rhodia has developed a complete heat performance range of polyamide 6.6 grades for injection and blow-molding.
Technyl® B2* is the brand new generation for 2D and 3D blow molding which allows complex tubular parts capable of resisting temperatures of up to 210°C. This complements Rhodia’s Technyl® offering for turbo systems which includes the Technyl Heat Performance (HP) range of products for injection molded applications displaying continuous temperature resistance of 200°C.
“In addition to its high temperature resistance, the new generation of Technyl grades for turbo applications offers excellent processability and cost-competitiveness,” comments Manuel Rossi, Innovation to Market Leader for Rhodia Engineering Plastics. “This undoubtedly makes it the best technical and economic compromise for Tier 1s to meet OEMs’ growing challenges of higher and tougher heat environments.”
Ideal for turbo intercoolers and air duct systems, Technyl® heat performance range broadens the field for polyamide in automotive under-the-hood applications.
Rhodia, member of the Solvay group, is a specialty chemical company resolutely committed to sustainable development. As a leader in its businesses, the Group aims to improve its customers’ performance through the pursuit of operational excellence and its ability to innovate. Structured around 11 Global Business Units, Rhodia is the partner of major players in the automotive, electronics, flavors and fragrances, health, personal and home care markets, consumer goods and industrial markets. Rhodia employs around 14,250 people worldwide and generated sales of €6.17 billion in 2011.
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