The latest resin to benefit from of an auto industry-wide shift to increased adoption of turbochargers is a high-heat polyamide (PA) developed by Rhodia Engineering Plastics (Lyon, France), a member of the Solvay group. The Technyl PA grade has been chosen by molder Röchling Automotive for the manufacturing of turbocharger air ducts which have to resist temperatures of up to 210°C.
Since 2007, teams from Rhodia Engineering Plastics and Röchling Automotive (Mannheim, Germany) have been working together to develop new solutions to meet the increasingly demanding specifications of automobile OEMs. Fabrizio Chini, Advanced Project Manager at Röchling Automotive explains: "With a full understanding of our needs and a close and efficient collaboration, Rhodia was able to develop a high-performance material that meets all the stringent technical requirements for air duct system parts, which also allows us to apply our patented and exclusive JectBonding processing and joining technology." JectBonding is said to be the first technology that combines blowmolding, injection molding. and joining in one continuous manufacturing process...