Corrosion worries evaporate with new electronic PPA grades; bio-based grade also debuts

09/23/2011

Solvay Advanced Polymers (Alpharetta, GA) has expanded its range of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) resins for automotive electronics applications. New Amodel Electronic (AE) grades reportedly eliminate corrosion issues in high temperature and high humidity conditions for a range of applications including sensors, connectors, electric motors, electronic control unit housings, bobbins, solenoids, and other circuit protection.

"In an age when under-the-hood designs have resulted in hotter, more humid, and more compact spaces, we've developed unique solutions to help our customers meet these very challenging and highly demanding environments," explains Mark Wright, global automotive marketing manager for Solvay Advanced Polymers.

The new AE grades complement Solvay's longstanding Amodel HS (Heat Stabilized) product line which has successfully served the automotive industry for more than 20 years. The AE line has been specially formulated to prevent corrosion issues while still maintaining the high-performance attributes that have made Amodel PPA a leading material solution in electrical/electronics applications. Amodel AE grades eliminate potential shorting out or cross-talk between sensitive electrical contacts....
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