3D blowmolding makes advances through new PPS grade


Ticona Engineering Polymers (Sulzbach, Germany) has debuted a grade of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resin that claims to be the first material designed for use with 3D robotic manipulated blowmolding for tubular components with extreme complex geometries.

"Ticona polymer scientists used patent-pending technology to develop a new formulation of Fortron PPS. The advanced properties profile of this grade delivers a solution that allows OEMs and general industry customers to produce high temperature air management and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems that include components with complex shapes and contours," says Peter Radden, Ticona automotive application development engineer. "The value to our customers is a material with high temperature resistance for harsh environments that can be shaped by one blow molding process into a duct with multiple 90-degree bends and intricate contours."
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