Technyl® eXten brings an efficient alternative to PA12 with grades available for tubing applications like automotive/industrial tubes and flexible hoses, along with injection molded parts such as fuel quick connectors.
Lyon, France May 29th, 2012 - In order to bring high-performance, economical solutions to the automotive and the manufacturing industry quickly in the midst of the PA12 crisis, Rhodia Engineering Plastics, member of the Solvay Group, is proposing its Technyl® eXten PA6.10 product as a drop-in solution for a variety of applications where PA12 is typically used.
Rhodia’s application experience to date, developed in partnership with its customers since 2010, show that Technyl® eXten PA6.10 is a versatile alternative to long chain polyamides such as PA12. For many existing PA12 applications, Rhodia brings a true drop-in solution that will do the job. That’s more important than ever as PA12 supplies continue to tighten.
"Compared with PA12, Technyl® eXten grades offer customers a range of technical and cost-benefit advantages, in addition to their environmental performance," said Pierre-Emmanuel Lucas, New Business Project Director for Rhodia Engineering Plastics. “Working closely with our customers, we have the ability to provide a quick solution for many different applications where PA12 is now used, and where supplies of that material are in jeopardy going forward,” he added.
Introduced to the market in 2010, Technyl® eXten grades are available for both extrusion and injection molding and are specifically suited to the manufacture of flexible tubes for the transportation and industrial industry, and glass reinforced molded parts such as fittings and adapters for the engine fuel systems market. In addition, it is partially based on raw materials from natural origin and shows an improved environmental profile.
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Technyl® eXten is a registered trademark of Rhodia, a member of the Solvay group.
Rhodia, member of the Solvay group, is a specialty chemical company resolutely committed to sustainable development. As a leader in its businesses, the Group aims to improve its customers’ performance through the pursuit of operational excellence and its ability to innovate. Structured around 11 Global Business Units, Rhodia is the partner of major players in the automotive, electronics, flavors and fragrances, health, personal and home care markets, consumer goods and industrial markets. Rhodia employs around 14 250 people worldwide and generated sales of €6.17 billion in 2011.
For information, please visit our institutional website at http://www.rhodia.com
SOLVAY is an international chemical Group committed to sustainable development with a clear focus on innovation and operational excellence. Its recent acquisition of specialty chemicals company Rhodia created a much larger player, which is realizing over 90% of its sales in markets where it is among the top 3 global leaders. Solvay offers a broad range of products that contribute to improving the quality of life and the performance of its customers in markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water and environment, and electronics. The Group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 29,000 people in 55 countries and generated EUR 12.7 billion in net sales in 2011 (pro forma). Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on NYSE Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB – Reuters: SOLBt.BR).
For information, please visit our institutional website at http://www.solvay.com