A new HMW-HDPE for injection molding components of automotive fuel tanks is said to provide better mechanical properties than other commercial grades and outstanding environmental stresscrack resistance (ESCR). Available from Basell Polyolefi ns, Elkton, Md., Lupolen 4261A IM also reportedly is compatible with HDPE grades used for the tank shell. The resin is produced in Europe with Basell's Spherilene technology. Lupolen 4261A reportedly does not compromise machine throughput or weldability. The resin has 0.94 g/cc density, MFR of 15 g/10 min, tensile impact strength of 140 kJ/m2, tensile yield strength of 21 MPa, tensile modulus of 800 MPa, and ESCR of 35 hr. Tel: (800) 955-3223 . www.basell.com
Basell North America Inc.
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