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Nylon developed for rotomolding

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Rhodia Engineering has launched a new grade of polyamide specifically for the rotomolding industry. Technyl RTM is a line of polyamides, based on PA66 and PA6, combining excellent processing qualities, along with chemical, thermal and mechanical p...

Rhodia Engineering has launched a new grade of polyamide specifically for the rotomolding industry. Technyl RTM is a line of polyamides, based on PA66 and PA6, combining excellent processing qualities, along with chemical, thermal and mechanical properties such as tensile strength, impact strength and stiffness. According to Sylvie Salier, applications development manager at Rhodia, the properties of Technyl RTM allow rotomolders “to enter market segments not accessible to them before.”

Salier says rotomolders have often had to pass up business opportunities because traditional rotomolding materials were unable to offer a proper balance of properties and cost. Rhodia expects Technyl RTM, combined with new technology, will allow the rotomolding industry to expand applications into non-traditional areas. These include tanks for hydraulic oil, fuel and solvents; large automotive parts; construction panels and housings. The company is presently offering two grades of Technyl RTM with more under development.

Rhodia 248-994-6120

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