Engineering Materials

Advanced material science for fuel systems

DSM works with the world’s leading manufacturers to improve the performance and sustainability of fuel systems for hydrogen and internal combustion vehicles. Akulon® Fuel Lock PA6 technology offers a superior alternative to traditional HDPE or metal tanks because of its strength, low permeation and easy processing. In addition, DSM offers high-performance sustainable alternatives to traditional tank materials such as bio-based EcoPaXX® PA410.   

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  • PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    Akulon polyamide 6 & 66 resins represent the best value in all-purpose engineering materials, offering an excellent balance of design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties in diverse operating environments.

  • 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.

  • PPS - Xytron™

    Xytron is a high performance plastics compound based on linear polyphenylene sulfide. Xytron offers extreme chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and is intrinsically flame retardant.

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Hydrogen pressure vessel

Automotive | Engine Fuel System

70% lighter than conventional steel tanks ; Cost-effective solution due to excellent processability ;High impact resistance and high elongation down to -60°C (-76°F) ;Guaranteed to last for the lifetime of the product

Gasoline Tank in hybrid cars

Automotive | Engine

The gasoline tank for hybrid cars is used to store flammable liquids.

Fuel Line Connectors

Automotive | Engine Fuel System

Flame retardant; Dimensional stability; Heat stabilized; Sustainable; High heat resistance; Reliable

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