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26. Sep 2013

Unsurpassed in Stiffness, Strength and Elongation-at-Break Properties: The New TEREZ GT 3 Product Line for Metal Replacement

At the K 2013 Exhibition in Düsseldorf, the Ter Plastics Polymer Group is introducing the new product series TEREZ GT3 for the first time, which was developed especially for the highest metal replacement requirements in the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, and sanitary installations. 

The TEREZ GT3 line complements high glass fiber reinforced PA 6 und PA 66 types and is based on a PA6T/6I/66 with partially aromatic parts. Because of the potential glass fiber content of up to 60%, very high stiffness and strength are achieved that keep their outstanding level of strength even after absorbing humidity. Dimensional stability also is increased compared to conventional polyamides.

Mold wear can be reduced significantly by using the new material, compared to zinc or aluminum die casting, so that the service life of the mold optimally improves by a factor of 5. 

The TEREZ GT3 line offers all of these advantages without sacrificing typical polyamide properties, such as good processability, surface quality, and chemical resistance. Compared to other products of this composition, the variation with 50% glass fiber reinforcement in particular exhibits a clearly improved elongation at break and toughness (see graphic). With conventional PA 6 and PA 66 solutions, a clear increase in the elongation at break only occurs with humidity absorption. TEREZ GT3 exhibits an increased level of elongation at break – even without conditioning – excelling in all relevant parameters.

Background

TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP is active in the markets with sales of engineering plastics, commodities and its own TEREZ compounds. TER Plastics includes the compound subsidiary TEREZ Performance Polymers as well as TER Plastics Polska, TER Hell Plastics Spain, TER Hell Plastic-PE Distribution, TER Hell-IT and TER Engineering Plastic Trading, in Suzhou, China, and numerous established sales offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Founded in 1977, the company, which is part of the Hamburg based TER Group, has pursued an international strategy in the recent past.

TER Plastics has been engaged in long term intensive relationships with its international production and distribution partners, including important producers such Chang Chun Plastics, Chevron Phillips, Clariant, DSM, Evonik, Franplast, Grupa Azoty, Hexion, Lotte, Mitsubishi, Polimarky, Polycasa, Polyplastics, Polytherm, Sabic, Sibur, Sidpec, Solvay, Sumitomo, Teknor Apex, Total, Toray and Versalis.

Contact TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP:

Henning Kroemer
Head of Corporate Communication

T +49 (0)2366-5661-113
F +49 (0)2366-5661-137
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