Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, will showcase its high-temperature polymers for under-hood and powertrain applications during the ITB Group Automotive Engine Air and Cooling 2013 conference on Thursday, June 6, at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in Michigan.
The Ticona exhibit will highlight the newest Fortron® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) material development for 3-D robotic manipulation blow molding, which uses patent-pending Ticona technology to enable one-step production of an air duct with more complex geometry.
Designed to excel at high continuous use under-hood temperatures, Fortron PPS offers:
• Excellent dimensional stability
• Inherent flame resistance
• Broad chemical resistance — including automotive/aircraft fuels and fluids, strong acids and bases (pH 2 to 12) — even at elevated temperatures up to 240 degrees Celsius (464 degrees Fahrenheit)
It can replace aluminum, steel and die-cast metals and other materials in throttle body valves, crankshaft flanges, water pump housings and impellers, thermostat housings, air management systems, as well as alternative and bio-fuel applications, and hybrid powertrain components.
The Ticona exhibit also includes its full product line of high-performance engineering polymers designed for use in complex automotive components that operate in extreme, high-heat environments:
• Hostaform® / Celcon® acetal copolymer (POM) — excellent mechanical properties, inherent lubricity, chemical and fuel resistance, and broad temperature use range
• Celanex® thermoplastic polyester (PBT) — outstanding thermal and chemical resistance, toughness, rigidity, exceptional dimensional stability and superior electrical properties
• Riteflex® thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPC-ET) — excellent toughness and fatigue resistance, outstanding chemical resistance, good low temperature impact and wide temperature use range
• Celstran®, Compel® and Factor® long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) — high stiffness, exceptional toughness, long-term dimensional stability, wide temperature use range and scalable electrical properties
• Celstran® continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics (CFR-TP) — unidirectional tapes, rods and profiles provide high levels of stiffness and toughness, high-performance dimensional, mechanical and thermal properties, and superior chemical and corrosion resistance
• GUR® ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) — outstanding abrasion resistance, superior impact resistance, chemical resistance and self-lubricating properties / low coefficient of friction
• Vectra® / Zenite® liquid crystal polymer (LCP) — superior thermal characteristics and dimensional stability, high strength and modulus, broad chemical resistance, low mold shrinkage, excellent electrical properties, inherent flame resistance
Ticona encourages you to visit the Automotive and Transportation section of its website. Read how Ticona engineering polymers offer a spectrum of advanced properties that are helping automotive original equipment manufacturers and tier suppliers improve quality while reducing weight and lowering production costs.