Heat cured and stabilized PPA compounds for demanding automotive applications
Heat stabilized impact modified PPA compounds that provide improved thermal performance and low moisture absorption compared to nylon 66 for demanding applications were introduced by Avient. The new Edgetek Toughened PPA materials are formulated in loaded and unfilled grades that would provide exceptional structural integrity and impact resistance at high temperatures.
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These compounds have been shown to maintain tensile strength and tensile elongation properties when tested for long term thermal aging up to 248 F. With a higher moisture absorption rate. Slower than nylon 66, they also help improve durability and long-term performance. The improved chemical resistance makes Edgetek Toughened PPA ideal for a range of rigid applications, such as cooling systems, housings, fuel pumps or structural components.
According to Matt Mitchell, Global Marketing Director of Avient’s Specialty Engineered Materials division, “This high performance formulation provides an effective solution for durable structural applications that must withstand extreme environments. We have combined materials science and innovation to increase the ability of designers to solve application problems.
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