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Engineering Materials

Advanced material solutions for thermal management

As vehicle electrification continues, maintaining a constant temperature—even when the vehicle is not in use—is critical to maximizing battery life and preventing overheating.

DSM offers a wide selection of material solutions and global application development support for both electric and internal combustion propulsion systems. We partner with vehicle manufacturers and key system suppliers to improve the performance of thermal management modules, water pumps and other key thermal management components.      

Browse material solutions for thermal management

  • 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.

  • PA4T PPA - ForTii®

    ForTii has a unique PPA's technology with high amide density. The ForTii platform includes polymers that are the highest crystalline, highest melting point and highest glass transition temperature amongst all PPA.

  • 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.

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Thermostat housing

Automotive |

Best long term performance in water/glycol; Outstanding surface finish; Reduced production costs due to early demolding (short cycle time)

Coolant expansion tank

Automotive |

30% Weight reduction vs PA66;50% cooling time reduction vs PA66;up to 60% carbon footprint reduction;Excellent retention of properties in water/glycol of 135°C;Drop-in solution for PA66-GF tooling if PA66 fails to meet requirements

Coolant Hose T-Connectors

Automotive | Engine Cooling / Thermal management

EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for reliable solutions due to its high resistance to coolants even at elevated temperatures and due to its good thermo-mechanical properties (EcoPaXX® withstands high internal pressures at temperatures of up to 135°C outperforming PA66); EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for light weight solutions (30% weight reduction versus PA66); EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for sustainable solutions due to its biobased character

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