New nylon 6/12 compounds for automotive


Teknor Apex has announced two new compounds of nylon 6/12 that the company says can help address industry concerns about nylon 12 supplies. The injection molding compounds are said to provide "comparable performance in the fuel line components that comprise the major application for nylon 12."

Saying that the compounds, fiber-reinforced Chemlon 813 and 830 GHI, possess only "slightly greater" moisture gain than nylon 12, the company also says they offer shorter molding cycles. Jeff Schmidt, automotive market manager, says the compound is already in commercial use in one application for fuel line components....
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