Obama orders GHG cuts for Federal Agencies; 50% of all new agency vehicles to be ZEV or PHEV by 2025
EaglePicher breaks ground on Li-ion Center of Excellence in Missouri

Evonik high-temp resistant VESTAMID DX9360 can replace rubber hoses in engine compartment; reduced space and weight

Specialty chemical company Evonik will present its new VESTAMID DX9360 product, a polyamide extrusion compound for tubing systems that has the potential to significantly extend the lifetime of engine lines at next week’s NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase. Tubing made from Evonik’s new high-temperature resistant VESTAMID DX9360 compound can replace rubber hoses in encapsulated engine compartments, saving space and weight.

Evonik’s VESTAMID covers an entire range of polyamides with custom tailored properties; VESTAMID DX9360 is the first of a new family of high-temperature resins.

Thermal loads in the engine compartments of cars have risen greatly over the last few years. To withstand such demands, Evonik has been continually developing its VESTAMID polyamide extrusion compounds for tubing systems.

—Jeff Smith, vice president and general manager, Evonik’s High Performance Polymers

Among the most important requirements from the automotive industry is lightweight construction. Every pound saved means less fuel consumption and fewer emissions. Thus, plastics are favored materials for lightweight construction, but must be adapted to meet the increased temperature requirements in the engine compartment.

VESTAMID EX9350 is an extrusion compound for brake booster lines that satisfies these requirements even under extreme conditions. Tubing made from the newer VESTAMID extrusion compound, which can be processed on standard extrusion lines, show even twice the durability of VESTAMID EX9350 in tests at 150 °C.

—Jeff Smith


The comments to this entry are closed.