TechnoCompound GmbH, an engineering compounder in Bad Sobernheim, Germany, recently introduced nylon 6 and 66 compounds with a radiation crosslinking additive.

TechnoCompound GmbH, an engineering compounder in Bad Sobernheim, Germany, recently introduced nylon 6 and 66 compounds with a radiation crosslinking additive. The compounds can be injection molded just like standard nylon. After molding, the parts are radiation crosslinked to impart substantial improvements in heat resistance, glow-wire resistance, chemical resistance, ESCR, and flame resistance, the company reports. The crosslinking additive reportedly is unaffected by heat during processing. Crosslinking does not cause additional shrinkage, according to TechnoCompound. Crosslinkable compounds can contain glass fiber or functional fillers like magnetite. These materials are aimed at electrical parts and automotive under-hood or exhaust-system uses. They are said to be compatible with lead-free soldering at up to 280 C/535 F and short-term exposure to high-temperature soldering at up to 450 C/840 F. TechnoCompound is represented by Bill Person in Bloomfield Village, Mich. (248) 930-6284 • e-mail: bill.person@polymer-group.com; www.technocompound.com