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A proven and sustainable material solution for timing drive systems

Stanyl® PA46 is an award-winning high-performance and low-friction thermoplastic solution for timing drive systems. Automakers leverage Stanyl’s unique combination of strength, durability and high-temperature performance to reduce weight and improve efficiency.

Because Stanyl® is a popular solution proven to improve performance compared to other materials such as PA66, 

it is a win for the planet as millions of vehicles around the world use less fuel and emit less greenhouse gas emissions every day. In addition, by leveraging bio-based feedstocks in a growing number of these materials, DSM is working to help its customers achieve even larger CO2 emissions reductions.

DSM offers additional peace-of-mind by addressing the challenge of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which are hazardous byproducts related to the production of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) additives used to reduce friction. As a result, each low-friction DSM material includes letters of conformity to ensure customers they contain no harmful PFOA or PFAS.

Timing Drive System Innovation Insights

  • Enhancing timing drive system performance and sustainability

    To enhance materials used for timing drive systems, PTFE is often added as a micro-powder to improve the material’s friction and wear properties. But, there are environmental and safety concerns about PTFE since some manufacturing processes produce PFOA, which is linked to serious health risks. Thus, regulatory bodies in several countries are expected to ban materials containing PFOA by 2022. There is a material solution with proven wear and friction properties that complies with these upcoming regulations.

Material solutions for timing drive systems

Stanyl® HGR3-W (P1120D)

Stanyl® is our high-performance polyamide 46 used for applications in automotive, E&E, gears and outdoor power equipments.

Stanyl® is a high performance polyamide that provides unmatched performance and value for demanding applications in which superior heat resistance, design stiffness, wear & friction and process flow qualities are required.

Because Stanyl retains its mechanical properties at high temperatures up to 220°C, this makes it ideal for extremely high-performance applications, where it outperforms PPA, PA6T, PA9T, and often PPS and LCP.

  • Heat Stabilized
  • Wear and Friction Modified

Stanyl® HGR2 BK00001

Stanyl® HGR2 is a friction-modified high heat polyamide designed for friction-reduction in valve timing-chain systems that offers excellent wear & friction properties in combination with low friction.

Stanyl® HGR2 is a friction-modified high heat polyamide designed for friction-reduction in valve timing-chain systems that offers excellent wear & friction properties in combination with low friction.

Stanyl® HGR2 is a friction-modified high heat polyamide designed for friction-reduction in valve timing-chain systems that offers excellent wear & friction properties in combination with low friction.

  • Heat Stabilized
  • Wear and Friction Modified

Stanyl® TW441

Stanyl® TW441 is a non-reinforced high heat polyamide that offers excellent wear & friction properties in combination with outstanding creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

Stanyl® TW441 is a non-reinforced high heat polyamide that offers excellent wear & friction properties in combination with outstanding creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

Stanyl® TW441 is a non-reinforced high heat polyamide that offers excellent wear & friction properties in combination with outstanding creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

  • High Viscosity
  • Heat Stabilized
  • Lubricated

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