What do you get when you combine the strengths of DSM’s Stanyl and Akulon? You get the best of both worlds in Akulon IG.
First, take Stanyl—a PA46 material that offers a high melting point, resistance to short-term peak temperatures and good flow. It combines high stiffness retention up to 290°C with excellent wear and abrasion resistance. Plus, Stanyl is ideal for secondary operations in high temperature environments.
Then take DSM’s Akulon—a PA6 material that is a versatile thermoplastic, performing over a wide temperature range with good flow and high long-term resistance. Akulon has a continuous-use temperature of up to 185°C.
Blend these two materials together, and you get Akulon IG—a portfolio of material grades, suited to all processing techniques, including injection molding that covers many applications. Akulon IG delivers properties that help customers produce greener and lighter products by offering superior impact strength, excellent abrasion resistance, high heat resistance and excellent flame retardancy.
Akulon IG has been engineered to be interchangeable with standard PA66 and has a property profile very similar to PA66, including E-mod, yield stress and elongation at break, for example. The blend of PA6/PA46 does not rely on the ADN and HMDA building blocks, so the raw material feedstream is not at all capacity constrained.