Thermoformable Nylon suits automotive applications.

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Featuring 12% glass fiber reinforcement, PENNITE® 4512 type 6 nylon is thermally and impact modified, and black pigmented for service applications. It provides chemical resistance to oils, hydrocarbons, and most solvents. Available in sheet and roll form from .010-.250 in. thick in widths up to 50 in., PENNITE® 4512 offers thermoplastic metal replacement and is suited for air ducts, radiator shrouds, fuel cells, covers, structural components, and reservoirs.

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ENSINGER/PennFibre Announces Availability of Pennite® 4512, Thermoformable PA6.

ENSINGER/PennFibre, the global leader in High Performance Forming Materials, has broadened their thermoformable nylon offerings with the addition of PENNITE® 4512. PENNITE® 4512 is a type 6 nylon with 12% glass fiber reinforcement, it is thermally and impact modified and black pigmented for
service applications.

PENNITE® 4512 offers an excellent balance of engineering properties combined with a superior melt strength ideally suited to engineered thermoforming products. PENNITE® 4512 exhibits improved strength, stiffness, and creep resistance compared to other nylons used in thermoforming and fabrication.
PENNITE® 4512 provides outstanding permeability and chemical resistance to oils, hydrocarbons, and most solvents. PENNITE® 4512 is designed as a cost effective thermoplastic for metal replacement and is ideal for automotive applications such as air ducts, radiator shrouds, fuel cells, covers, structural
components and reservoirs.

ENSINGER/PennFibre became the global leader in thermoformable nylons with the introduction of Pennite® 4508 in February of 2003. PENNITE® 4512 is a higher performance formula with enhanced heat deflection temperature, greater elongation, tensile and flexural strength, than the 4508 formula. PENNITE®
4512 was developed to meet the increasing demand for even higher
performance characteristics for formable nylons as their usage continues to grow in more demanding applications.

As with their other products, PENNITE® 4512 is available in both sheet and roll form from .010in(0.25mm) to .250in(6.35mm) thick in standard and custom widths up to 50in(1250mm). Standard sizes are available from stock with no or very low minimums required. A complete data sheet and guidelines for drying and thermoforming of Pennite® 4512 are available on request.

For further information please contact David A. Pincin, National Sales Manager, Penn Fibre Plastics, Inc. 800-662-7366 or

ENSINGER/PennFibre is the thin gauge extrusion division of ENSINGER Industries. Since 1937 Penn Fibre has expanded markets and created opportunity with the introductions of new materials and technologies in thin section engineered and high performance thermoplastics. Their product lines include extruded sheet and rolls, slit strips, and punched products. Their sales and admininstrative offices are located in Bensalem, Pennsylvania and their manufacturing facility is located in Greenwood, Delaware. Both locations are ISO 9001-2000 registered.

ENSINGER is the global leader in stock shapes extrusion of engineered and high performance thermoplastics with over 40 international locations. Their global headquarters is located in Nufringen, Germany and their headquarters for the America's is located in Washington, Pennsylvania

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