Ascend Performance Materials have announced about the launch of several new specialty polyamides at K 2019 and some of them are Vydyne XHT, long-chain polyamides and high high-temperature polyamides.
Vydyne XHT is a new portfolio of heat-stabilized polyamide 66 and copolymers that is capable of withstanding prolonged exposure to temperatures up to 230C. XHT products have great temperature resistance without sacrificing the processability, durability and mechanical properties PA666 known for, using a combination of unique polymer chemistries and a multi-stage heat stabilization technology.
“Consistent high heat performance is critical in under-the-hood applications to accommodate for various load, torque and speed conditions in engines,” said Vikram Gopal, Ascend’s senior vice president of technology. “We created Vydyne XHT to perform across a broad operating window for our customers, who are today limited to products with narrow operating windows and poor performance outside those windows.”
There are four glass-filled grades in the Vydyne XHT portfolio that are ideal for use in demanding automotive applications, such as charge air coolers, integrated air intake manifolds, exhaust gas recirculators and resonators. All XHT grades excellent flow and are regrindable, allowing excess material to be reprocessed, thus improving production efficiency.
Ascend is also about to introduce a new portfolio of PA610 and PA612 long-chain polyamides. Ascend’s LPA are engineered for a variety of applications, including monofilaments, battery seals, cable ties, automotive cooling and fuel connectors, and sporting goods due to low moisture absorption, high chemical and UV resistance.
“Our customers are driving innovation and meeting increasing demands across the industries they serve,” said Phil McDivitt, Ascend’s president and CEO. “In turn, we are building off our vertical integration and strong position in PA66 to bring the greater reliability, functionality and flexibility to make that innovation possible.”