PA6 & PA66

PA6 and PA66 are used in a number of applications, from injection-moulded parts for the automotive or sports industries to semi-finished products and corrugated pipes produced in an extrusion process. The portfolio of our partners DSM Engineering Plastics, Solvay Engineering Plastics und TEREZ PERFORMANCE POLYMERS includes specially-modified characteristics such as being hydrolysis-modified, flame-retardant, with improved flowability, impact-modified, with high rigidity and stability, and also tribologically-modified.

PA6 - Miniature Circuit Breakers

As producers of low voltage switchgear (LVSG) continue to depart from halogenated thermoplastic and thermoset materials, they are now turning to more environmental friendly solutions. Producers of Miniature Circuit Breakers enclosures are now using halogen-free flame retardant Polyamide 6 (PA6).


  • Akulon PA6 allows reliable solutions because of the electrical endurance which improved up to 30% compared to conventional materials
  • Akulon PA6 allows more appealing solutions due to enhanced aesthetics
  • Akulon PA6 allows a system cost reduction of up to 15% compared to thermoset compounds due to the possible reduction of wall thicknesses to 2/3rd and due to the part integration possibilities

PA66 - Solvay enhances Technyl Red

Downsizing of automotive engines leads to increasingly high operating temperatures and continuous stress on engine components. There is a need for new material solutions which withstand these conditions without affecting cost efficiency and performance criteria such as workability and surface quality.

Solvay took up this challenge and recently introduced Technyl® REDx, an “intelligent macromolecule” which produces its own reinforcement whilst maintaining the basic polymer structure. The technology remains inactive during injection moulding and only responds to the increased temperatures during vehicle use. The result is quick connectedness with an increase in the mechanical properties above the level of their initial values.


The demand for improved properties of this kind is primarily being driven by the increasing complexity of components in a reduced installation area in modern engines. Today, parts like turbochargers or intercoolers already reach continuous operating temperatures of up to 220 °C and higher. At the same time, the number of more compact applications which require materials with the same flowability and reliability is growing, even though they are not always exposed to extreme temperatures to the same extent.

Solvay expected this trend and is expanding the Technyl® RED product family with new products which, with the help of innovative molecular technology, are targeted for applications in the temperature ranges of 180 °C to 210 °C and 200 °C to 220 °C.

In addition to their excellent mechanical performance, these new products offer the usual easy workability and high surface quality of other easy-flowing Technyl® PA66 materials.

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