The new PA resin has a heat resistance of 250 - 315 °C. Its melting point of 315 °C is at the highest level among resins using biomass raw materials, and also at a high level compared to conventional petroleum-derived PA resins with high melting points, says the company. It is expected to be adopted for a wide range of uses in LEDs and other electrical and electronic parts and as a heat resistance material in automobile components.
The water absorption coefficient of the new PA resin can be reduced to about one-third of that of conventional polyamide resins. For that reason, it can be applied to areas where polyamide resins could not previously be used because of changes in dimensions caused by water absorption. The two companies will produce and sell the PA resin worldwide.