DSM will highlight its high-performance engineering plastic solutions for outdoor power equipment (OPE) manufacturers during the GIE+EXPO, October 23-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY (Booth #9023).
Unprecedented levels of global competition are forcing OPE manufacturers to look for every opportunity to reduce costs while improving durability and sustainability. OPE customers are demanding quieter, cleaner-running, and more durable products. DSM is helping manufacturers respond to these demands by offering high performance material solutions that help reduce noise and vibration, cut emissions, and improve overall product performance - all at a reduced system cost when compared to alternative plastics and metal components.
DSM materials like Stanyl® polyamide 46 deliver excellent stiffness at elevated temperatures, superior fatigue endurance, and outstanding wear resistance, making them ideally suited to deliver quiet, clean, and cost-effective solutions.
DSM developed Akulon® Fuel Lock polyamide 6 as a superior alternative to fluorinated HDPE in low-permeation fuel tanks. Akulon Fuel Lock provides excellent inherent permeation resistance (no post-molding treatment of the tanks is required) and allows for production of tanks with thinner walls, reducing system costs. With Akulon Fuel Lock, it is possible to achieve permeation rates (in tanks with a minimum wall thickness of 1.2 mm) that are less than 5% of the maximum value of 2.0 g/m2/day allowed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) under its latest test rules. These are the toughest in the world, and are likely to be used as guidelines by legislators in other countries in the future.
Glass fiber reinforced Akulon® polyamide 6 grades used in structural housings retain their strength and toughness at high and low temperature extremes, maintaining excellent long-term color stability, UV resistance, and surface appearance.
More information can be found at www.dsm.com/ope.
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Mirelle van der Kreeft
DSM Engineering Plastics
Singapore, 25 September 2013
DSM Engineering Plastics
2 Havelock Road, #04-01