Engineering Materials

Electric Vehicle Charging Plugs

Manufacturers of electric vehicle charging infrastructure are seeking to improve performance and reduce costs without compromising on aesthetics. Advanced polyamides with flame retardant (FR) additives are a popular choice for EV charging plugs, but the downsides versus additive-free materials include: poor surface appearance from UV exposure, lower mechanical performance, limited color options, and higher cost.

DSM’s Akulon® PA6 and PA66 material solutions offer a superior and proven alternative to common FR materials used in EV Charging Plugs. The Akulon® family of engineering materials delivers durable, affordable and versatile performance. For peace of mind, they are also tested to meet or exceed the latest UL and IEC standards for fire and electrical safety.

Popular DSM grades for EV charging plugs

Akulon® K224-HG6

30% Glass Reinforced

Akulon® is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics & electrical, to furniture and packaging.

We offer Akulon® grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, and mono and multi filament).

In molded parts the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon® sets the market standards.

  • Heat Stabilized

Akulon® Ultraflow K-FKGS6 /B

30% Glass Reinforced

Akulon® is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics & electrical, to furniture and packaging.

We offer Akulon® grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, and mono and multi filament).

In molded parts the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon® sets the market standards.

  • Heat Stabilized
  • Flame Retardant
  • High Flow
  • Good or high flow

Akulon® Ultraflow XG-FKGS6

30% Glass Reinforced

Akulon® is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics & electrical, to furniture and packaging.

We offer Akulon® grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, and mono and multi filament).

In molded parts the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon® sets the market standards.

  • Flame Retardant (halogen free)

Akulon® SG-KGS5/HV

25% Glass Reinforced

Akulon® is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics & electrical, to furniture and packaging.

We offer Akulon® grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, and mono and multi filament).

In molded parts the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon® sets the market standards.

  • High Flow
  • Halogen free and free of red phosphorous
  • Good or high flow
  • Phosphorous free

Akulon® SG-KGS6/HV

30% Glass Reinforced

Akulon® is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics & electrical, to furniture and packaging.

We offer Akulon® grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, and mono and multi filament).

In molded parts the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon® sets the market standards.

  • High Flow
  • Halogen free and free of red phosphorous
  • Good or high flow
  • Phosphorous free

Applications for EV charging plugs

EV Charging Plugs

Automotive | Auto Electronics & Electricals

DSM’s portfolio of Akulon® PA6 and Arnite® PBT solutions for electric vehicle charging plugs can offer better surface appearance and mechanical performance without the need for expensive flame retardant additives. As electrical vehicle (EV) sales around the world continue to grow, DSM is partnering with automakers and suppliers to develop advanced materials solutions to improve EV charging.

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 Charging Plugs experts.

EV charging plugs innovation insights

  • Manufacturing next-generation EV charging plugs

    New suppliers entering the EV market are producing charging plugs using lower quality materials to drive costs down. But, low quality materials fail to deliver the aesthetic value manufacturers expect. Plus, they are also unsuitable for new fast-charging plugs, which process higher voltage rates and require high-strength materials designed to ensure final parts are safe to handle. By leveraging materials without flame retardant additives, manufacturers have the opportunity to enhance surface appearance, performance and quality of charging plugs, without driving up costs.

  • Going the distance with high-voltage charging

    The automotive industry still has a few hurdles to overcome in the push to electric vehicles. Ultimately, the most effective electric vehicles will be designed with miniaturized components that reduce weight and the space they consume in the vehicle.

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