Akulon® polyamide 6: Strong and tough
Our expertise in polymers in general - and Akulon in particular - comes from a long history as a leading producer of polyamide resins supported by our backwards-integrated global position in Caprolactam - the raw material for Polyamide 6. We are one of the world’s largest producers of this raw material, which enables us to play a unique role in working with automotive customers to solve their challenges.
Akulon® PA6 is a glass-fiber reinforced polyamide 6 now being used in applications ranging from airbags to intake manifolds to drivetrain and electrical & electronics. It’s superior in many respects not just to traditional metals, but also to other plastics.
Akulon® Ultraflow offers an 80% improved flow and 25% reduction in injection molding cycle times versus regular Polyamide 6 grades. Furthermore, this same material has the ability to provide a superior finish to reinforced nylon components like engine covers.
Akulon Polyamide 66 is also available from DSM for a range of specialty applications.
How and where is Akulon® being used in today’s automotive market?
Air and fuel:
Chassis and structural parts:
An overview of typically used Akulon grades in Automotive applications.