Press Release Summary:
- Polyamide compounds absorb nearly one-third less water at saturation
- Exhibit higher flow and excellent surface characteristics, even in high glass-filled formulations
- Include grades with various types and loadings of reinforcements or fillers as well as impact-modified toughened grades and compounds
Original Press Release:
New Polyamide 6 (PA6) Compunds Outperform Standard PA6 Due to Lower Moisture Uptake
The Creamid® P Series from Teknor Apex Absorbs Less Water than Standard PA6 Allowing for Superior Property Retention after Conditioning
Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A., August 26, 2019: Creamid® P Series polyamide 6 (PA 6) compounds absorb nearly one-third less water at saturation than standard grades, provide 15-25% improved tensile properties in the conditioned state, and exhibit higher flow and excellent surface characteristics, even in highly glass-filled formulations. Teknor Apex Company will introduce the compounds at K 2019 (Hall 6, Stand C58-01).
The Creamid P series is the newest product family of higher performance specialty polyamide compounds designed by Teknor Apex for structural components in metal replacement applications. The compounds are based on advanced formulation technology that Teknor Apex can be applied to lower the moisture uptake of a broad range of polyamide 6- and 6/66- based compounds. These include grades with various types and loadings of reinforcements or fillers, as well as impact-modified toughened grades and other specialty compounds. Creamid P Series compounds can further employ an advanced heat stabilization system that extends continuous use temperature.
At K 2019 the company will introduce the first two Creamid P compounds with 30% and 50% glass fiber content. Dry as molded, these compounds exhibit about 80% reduction in water uptake after 24 hours as compared to standard polyamide 6, and about 30% lower upon saturation. In the conditioned state these new grades, Creamid® P2H7G6 and Creamid P3H2G10, exhibit higher tensile elastic modulus and strength at break; as shown in Figures 1 and 2.
“The improved tensile properties of Creamid P compounds enable them to meet the demands of certain structural applications where, traditionally, PA 6 compounds did not perform due to high moisture uptake,” said Markus Krippner, Director of New Business Development ETP. “In some cases they may provide a practical alternative to polyamide 66 compounds as well.”
In spiral flow tests, the new compounds exhibit higher flow than comparable grades of standard polyamide 6 yet similar levels of mold shrinkage, enabling them to be processed with existing equipment and tooling.
Creamid P compounds are available globally. Several standard grades are available, but as a custom compounder, Teknor Apex works closely with each client to develop a material that meets their specific end-use requirements.
About Teknor Apex. Teknor Apex Company, a privately held firm founded in 1924, is one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics. Teknor Apex produces flexible and rigid vinyl, thermoplastic elastomers, nylons, color masterbatches, specialty chemicals, and hoses. The company is headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A. and operates thirteen manufacturing facilities worldwide in the United States, Belgium, Germany, China, and Singapore. To learn more visit: www.teknorapex.com.
The Engineering Thermoplastics (ETP) Division of Teknor Apex Company is a global supplier of specialty high performance compounds for technical and structural components used in diverse end-use markets, including transportation, electrical and electronics, consumer goods, and other industrial markets. It offers customized engineered compounds under a broad product portfolio that includes Chemlon®, Creamid®, and Duramid® tradenames. Well-recognized in the automotive industry, Chemlon® offers a broad range of general-purpose polyamide compounds including PA6, 66, 610, and 612. The Creamid® portfolio of specialty compounds includes semi-aromatic polyamides, high performance PA6, high-temperature PA, and cross-linkable compounds. Duramid® includes some of the highest performing PPAs on the market.
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