Hitting high performance with EcoPaXX
The fuel vapor separator performs the key task of preventing liquid fuel from contaminating the vehicle’s fuel vapor canister and thus reaching the atmosphere. It therefore needs to be highly resistant to gasoline and heat as well as delivering outstanding impact and fatigue performance.
Dytech specified EcoPaXX for this key application after extensive testing, including outstanding scores In the SHED (Sealed Housing for Evaporative Determination) test. The material also has a UL 94 V-0 flammability rating at 0.7 mm with a Maximum Continuous Use Temperature of 175°C.
EcoPaXX: The ‘green’ gold standard
However, high performance is only half the EcoPaXX story. With increasing pressure on the industry to meet consumer (and legislative demand) for greener vehicles, this biobased material is the gold standard in sustainable plastics.
Made primarily from tropical castor beans that don’t compete with the food chain, EcoPaXX is certified 100% carbon neutral from cradle to gate – which makes it far more sustainable than traditional materials.
For Maserati and Ferrari it all adds up to a roaring success.