High-Output Nylon Targets Extrusion

A new range of modified nylons reportedly provides higher productivity and energy savings in extrusion with no sacrifice in end-use properties.

A new range of modified nylons reportedly provides higher productivity and energy savings in extrusion with no sacrifice in end-use properties. Technyl XT from Rhodia Engineering Plastics, Farmington Hills, Mich., has about 20° C lower processing temperatures than standard nylon 6, resulting in up to 40% higher output. Its mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties are said to be equivalent to standard nylon 6. The first offering is Technyl C 502XT, a general-purpose grade for corrugated pipe, rods, monofilaments, and filtering mesh. It is offered in a customized masterbatch with heat stabilization and color in one package.