DuPont Performance Polymers has announced it increased production of its Zytel HTN PPA manufactured at its Richmong, Va. Facility by 10% to meet growing global market demand in automotive and consumer electronics sectors.
Zytel HTN PPA fills a valuable need because it bridges the performance gap between nylon and more expensive specialty polymers while maintaining ease of processing. This allows component designers to replace more metal for lighter weight components or to replace other materials to deliver lower overall system costs. Demand is growing in the automotive industry because the material can stand up to long-term exposure in aggressive temperature and chemical environments that stretch the performance of nylon 66. In the electronics and hand-held device market, Zytel HTN is a go-to resin because of its performance, dimensional stability and its ability to withstand lead-free soldering environments,” says Brian Fish, global business manager for high-performance nylons.
The material is often used by the automotive industry to make engine cooling components, such as thermostat housings and water pumps, and to make powertrain components, such as charged air coolers, transmission housings, engine oil systems, brake systems, ignition systems and motors. In electrical and electronics markets, this nylon is often used to make lead-free SMT (surface-mount technology) and traditional connectors, high-voltage insulators and structural components for hand-held-devices.
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