Polyamide 66 Grade provides optimal weld strength.
August 20, 2009 -
Suited for use in automotive powertrain components, such as cylinder head covers, Ultramid® A3WG7 HP consists of 35% glass-reinforced polyamide 66, offering black, glossy, resin-rich surface appearance. Optimized flow rates allow components to be manufactured on small equipment and thin wall sections to be achieved. When Ultramid® A3WG7 HP is exposed to hot air and multiple engine oils heated to 150°C for up to 5,000 hours, it exhibits optimized property retention.
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Ultramid® A3WG7 HP Is a New Addition to BASF's Engineering Plastics Business
Exceptional appearance with improved weld strength and high flow capabilities
WYANDOTTE, MI, August 19, 2009 - BASF Corporation announced a new Ultramid® PA 66 grade that provides exceptional benefits for use in automotive powertrains components, such as cylinder head covers. Ultramid A3WG7 HP is a polyamide 66, 35 percent glass reinforced grade that offers a black, glossy, resin-rich surface appearance, improved weld strength and up to 35 percent higher flow rates. The improved flow allows components to be manufactured on smaller, more cost-effective equipment. Thinner wall
sections can also be achieved with the improved flow, which contributes to
reduced cycle times. These features play a role in reduced energy expenditure and the customer's need to improve processing efficiencies. A bonus feature of this product is the higher weld strength achievable relative to standard grades, which helps to improve the long-term part durability.
BASF has completed a series of extensive heat-aging analyses and testing of Ultramid A3WG7 HP. Results show that when the material is exposed to hot air and multiple engine oils heated to 150°C for up to 5,000 hours, the material exhibited excellent property retention.
Features & Benefits:
More attractive components enhancing engine appearance
Higher Flow = Reduced part cost
Faster cycle time
Lower clamp tonnage
Thinner wall section
Higher weld strength
Stronger welds for more robust parts for long-term durability
For more information contact:
Tel: (973) 245-6288
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