Turkish processor scores success with water-assisted injection molding


Teklas (Gebze, Turkey) has recently started to produce fluid-carrying tubes for automobiles in high volumes using water-assisted injection molding technology (WIT). The parts use a special grade of Ultramid A3HG6 WIT polyamide (PA) developed for the process by BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany).

This glass fiber reinforced PA 66 grade enables good inside and outside surfaces to be formed as well as offering the required high chemical resistance. A new series of tubes that Teklas is currently developing for almost all large European automobile manufacturers provide individual conveying of cooling water, air and oil in the engine compartment....
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