Nylon 66 Compound is suited for automotive components.

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Used for intricate or multi-cavity parts like fasteners and for engine cradle nests, Chemlon® 109 provides low-temperature notched Izod impact strength of 4.5 ft-lb/in. at -40°C and flexural strength of 7,000 psi. Featuring high-flow properties, nylon 66 compound can also resist cracking in uses such as protective dunnage or nests for low-temperature storage and shipment of automotive components like fascia and even entire engines.

Original Press Release:

High-Flow Nylon 66 Provides Flexural Strength and Low-Temperature Impact Resistance for Automotive Components

'Competitively Priced' Compound Is Used for Intricate or Multi-Cavity Parts like Fasteners and for Engine Cradle Nests that Need Outstanding Low-Temperature Toughness

DETROIT, March 24, 2008: A high-impact nylon 66 compound with flow properties superior to those of similar competing materials provides the flexural strength and low-temperature toughness required for many automotive parts as well as for dunnage, it was announced today by Chem Polymer, a Teknor Apex company.

The high-flow properties of Chemlon® 109 make it suitable for intricate or multi-cavity parts such as fasteners, where the flexural strength of the material enables it to withstand the stresses of assembly and end use. The toughness of Chemlon 109 enables it to resist cracking in uses such as protective dunnage or nests for low-temperature storage and shipment of automotive components like fascia and even entire engines.

Among the key properties of the compound are a notched Izod impact strength of 4.5 ft-lb/in. (240 J/m) at - 40 deg. C., and flexural strength of 7,000 psi (48.3 MPa). See the accompanying table for more information on properties.

"Among available nylon 66 compounds, there are practically no alternatives to Chemlon 109 compound that provide similar levels of toughness and low-temperature impact resistance while also exhibiting outstanding flow," said Jeffrey Schmidt, automotive market manager. "When Chem Polymer's very competitive pricing is added to the picture, Chemlon 109 nylon 66 has no counterparts."

Chemlon 109 compound has achieved automotive specifications from Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors and is used in parts for all three companies. Chem Polymer can supply identical formulations of this product worldwide from production facilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Founded in 1965 and acquired by Teknor Apex Company in 2004, CHEM POLYMER is an international supplier of engineering thermoplastics for the automotive, appliance, electrical/electronics, and other industries. It produces reinforced, filled, and specially modified compounds of nylon 6 and 66 (Chemlon®), acetal copolymer (Formax®), PBT (Durlex®), PET, and specialty nylons under the Beetle® brand. Visit www.teknorapex.com.


Europe: Chem Polymer,
Tat Bank Road, Oldbury,
West Midlands B69 4NH, UK.
Tel: 44-121-665-2105.
Fax: 44-121-544-5530.
Email: etpsales@chempolymer.co.uk.

Americas: Teknor Apex Company,
505 Central Avenue,
Pawtucket, RI 02861 U.S.A.
Tel. from U.S. only: 1-800-237-3167.
E-mail: info@chempolymer.com.

Asia: Singapore Polymer Corporation,
41 Shipyard Road, Singapore 628134.
Tel: 65-6265-2544.
Fax: 65-6265-1821.
Email: apactpe@teknorapex.com.

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