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Akulon®

Akulon for automotive: Strong and tough

Our Akulon® polyamide resins (polyamide 6 and polyamide 66) represent the best value in all-purpose engineering materials for the automotive industry. Ideal for metal replacement, Akulon is used extensively for molded parts and offers an excellent balance of flexible design and easy processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range.
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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 needed for Polyamide 6. This, coupled with our 25-plus years’ experience in the automotive industry, makes us well placed to solve your application challenges.

Akulon polyamide 6 is a glass-fiber reinforced material now being used in applications ranging from airbags to intake manifolds to drivetrain and electrical & electronics. It’s superior in many respects not only 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 can provide a superior finish to reinforced nylon components like engine covers.

We also offer Akulon polyamide 6 for a range of specialty applications.