Engineering Materials

Balance performance and fuel economy with robust air management systems

To meet the efficiency demands of PHEVs, lighter and more sustainable materials are needed. Do you need to achieve metal or rubber replacement in the air management system and under-the-hood (UTH) components? Our high performance, high heat resistant automotive plastics enable lighter and smaller components – and are proven to perform at the fiercest temperatures for applications ranging from air ducts and resonators to end caps, air intake manifolds and engine covers.

Help you optimize most demanding applications and enhance vehicle sustainability

DSM offers a complete range of high-performance material solutions for air management system parts approved for various blow and injection-molding processes. With our track record of declaring zero force majeures during the COVID-19 pandemic, we enable you to leverage the materials best suited to your changing needs, and ensure you have reliable access to them as business demand evolves.

Diablo HDT2500

Diablo HDT2504BM

Stanyl® Diablo



Clean air ducts   X   X     
Resonators     X    X   X 
Hot charge ducts   X   X   X   X   X   X 
CAC end caps     X    X   X 
Cold charge ducts   X   X     
Air intake manifolds     X    X  
Engine covers           X
Air filters           X

Choose the best material solution for air management applications

Choosing the best material solution for automotive air management applications depends on balancing application environment, long term performance and cost requirements.

  • Akulon Diablo PA66 provides “at temperature” strength, and can reduce wall thickness, enabling both cost and mass reduction.
  • Stanyl Diablo PA46 provides superior thermal and creep resistance.
  • Xytron PPS solution provides a lightweight alterative to steel in exhaust gas recirculation.
  • Arnitel HT is optimized for hot charge duct applications with an operating temperature well above competing thermoplastic copolyesters (TPC).
  • EcoPaXX solutions are well-suited for engine cover and air filter applications, and further improve vehicle sustainability with their bio-based content and ultra-low carbon footprint.


Browse air management applications

Air inlet manifolds

Charge Air Cooler Caps

Hot Charged Air Ducts

Integrated Air Inlet Manifolds (up to 230°C)

Resonators and ByPass Valves

Engine Covers (close to turbo charged components)

Engine Cover with Air Inlet Filters

Cold Charged Air Ducts

Clean Air Inlet Ducts

Explore DSM grades for air management systems

  • TPC - Arnitel®

    Arnitel is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

  • PA46 - Stanyl®

    Stanyl is a high-performance aliphatic polyamide with a melting temperature of 295°C that due to its high crystallinity and fast crystallization speeds entails three key strengths.

  • PA410 - EcoPaXX®

    EcoPaXX is a high-performance aliphatic, biobased polyamide that uniquely balances the benefits of typical short and long chain polyamides, such as low moisture uptake and high mechanical performance.

Contact us for more information

Direct and easy access to our broad portfolio of high-performance plastics: request a quote or order a sample. You can also simply ask our air management experts.

Gain more air management innovation insights

  • Balancing performance and fuel economy with robust air intake systems

    Hybrid cars, which incorporate an internal combustion engine alongside a battery, continue to play an important role in cutting global carbon emissions. OEMs look to optimize the sustainability of hybrid vehicles by fitting them with compact turbocharged engines that are designed to balance performance and fuel economy. To lightweight engines and improve vehicle sustainability, manufacturers have replaced metal and rubber materials for these parts with polyamide 66 (PA66). Yet, this polyamide provides limited thermal resistance and can create supply chain risks.


Designing air ducts that beat the heat

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