WEB EXCLUSIVE: The 2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is the first Fiat car with a plastic charge-air-duct resonator to dampen noise in the turbo diesel engine system. Fiat chose Stanyl Diablo OCD 2100, a special nylon 46 with 40% glass from DSM Engineering Plastics (U.S. office in Evansville, Ind.). It is the first grade of a new generation of Stanyl PA46 that offer a dramatic improvement in long-term thermal stability. Patented technology limits thermal oxidative breakdown so that Stanyl Diablo withstands more than 5000 hr at up to 220 C with less than 15% loss of mechanical properties. (A further enhanced OCD 2300 grade for long-term exposure to 230 C will debut at K 2010.) Fiat said Stanyl Diablo was the only material it could approve for 3000-hr exposure to temperatures above 200 C and also offering a cost advantage over current metal solutions. Not only does Stanyl Diablo excel in heat stability, but it also offers superior weldability, weld strength, and welds’ long-term heat stability, according to DSM.
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