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DSM in Automotive

Automotive plastics ideal for clean air ducts

Clean air ducts made from our Arnitel® thermoplastic copolymer (TPC) offer reduced weight and wall thicknesses up to 50% compared to rubber. The result: Lower system costs – and carbon emissions.

Arnitel outperforms competitive materials: Its elongation after heat aging is four times better than any other TPC, with a proven track record in clean air ducts and its heat aging performance is confirmed by multiple OEMs.

In its mechanical performance Arnitel has a low weight increase and very little drop in elongation at break after 2,000 hours: Unlike competitive materials, which see a significant drop in mechanical properties and elongation at break due to their high weight increase – which produces a blistered appearance.