The industry’s first nylon 4T was introduced recently by the Dutch parent company of DSM Engineering Plastics, Evansville, Ind.

The industry’s first nylon 4T was introduced recently by the Dutch parent company of DSM Engineering Plastics, Evansville, Ind. The new polyamide is said to offer better flow and high-temperature stiffness than competitive aromatic nylons like nylon 6T (PPA) and nylon 9T (Kuraray’s Genestar). Other key properties include reduced moisture absorption, improved dimensional stability, and good chemical resistance. Nylon 4T is targeted for electronics such as memorycard connectors, CPU sockets, and high-temperature bobbins because of its dimensional stability and compatibility with lead-free soldering. Automotive underhood applications are also being targeted. Sampling is underway and a market-development plant in the Netherlands was due to be operational in the first quarter. (800) 333-4237 • www.dsmep.com

DSM Engineering Plastics
2267 West Mill Rd. P.O. Box 3333
Evansville, IN 47732
Phone (812) 435-7500 Fax (812) 435-7702