Engineering Materials

Advancing Material Science for Boilers and Heaters

The heaters and boilers industry is a highly competitive market where energy saving, reliability and differentiation to consumers is very important. As manufacturers replace brass with thermoplastics to comply with increasingly stringent lead regulations, regulator concerns are growing about some leachables found in frequently used plastics.

DSM offers a full portfolio of material solutions—including more sustainable bio-based materials—which fully meet or exceed potential regulatory standards while offering superior performance.

Manufacture eco-friendly, lead-free water heater and boiler parts

DSM offers a range of proven water heater thermoplastic solutions available to manufacturers operating anywhere. Our EcoPaXX®ForTii® and XytronTM solutions are free from potentially harmful leachable substances and comply with drinking water contact regulations observed worldwide, including NSF 61 and KTW-BWGL. Each material minimizes the risk of premature part wear in demanding hydrolytic conditions and simplifies material change programs by cost-effectively replacing lower strength thermoplastics in existing production processes.

Manufacturers around the globe have used ForTii, Xytron and EcoPaXX as drop-in solutions for PA66, PPA, PPO and PPS alternatives. All three solutions demonstrate high flow and easy processing behaviour, which enables suppliers to cost-effectively produce complex or thin-walled parts without compromising performance. Compared to competing PPS solutions, Xytron generates lower flash, which improves production yield, reduces the length of post-production processes and offers greater design flexibility.

Explore DSM grades for water heater and boiler

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6

30% Glass Reinforced

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

  • Excellent Surface Properties
  • Drinking Water Grade
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Good surface properties

ForTii® WX11-FC

30% Glass Reinforced

ForTii® WX11-FC has excellent hydrolysis resistance, processability and surface quality and is ideal for complex and thin walled food and water contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

ForTii® WX11-FC has excellent hydrolysis resistance, processability and surface quality and is ideal for complex and thin walled food and water contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

ForTii® WX11-FC has excellent hydrolysis resistance, processability and surface quality and is ideal for complex and thin walled food and water contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

  • PA4T
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Drinking Water Grade
  • USP class VI classified

Xytron™ G4020DW-FC

40% Glass Reinforced

Xytron™ is a high performance plastic compound of DSM Engineering Plastics, which is based on PPS (polyphenylene sulphide).

Xytron™ offers extremely good chemical resistance, dimensional stability, intrinsic flame retardancy and high stiffness.

Because of its outstanding properties, Xytron™ contributes to an excellent performance in many different applications.

  • Drinking Water Grade
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Flame Retardant

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Boilers and heaters

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Material solutions that meet or exceed NSF, KTW-BWGL, and other relevant industry standards;Strong and lightweight materials formulated for easy processing;Bio-based EcoPaXX® PA410 offers a sustainable alternative with superior performance vs. PA66 or POM

Faucet mixing valve

Building & construction | Water management

Lead-free ;Reduced risk of water leakage ;Bio-based (nearly 70% is made from the tropical castor bean plant) ;Yields improved torque and bending strength, even after extended exposure to boiling water ;Absorbs 30% less water and offers superior chemical resistance

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  • Manufacturing eco-friendly, lead-free water heater and boiler parts

    Governments and consumers are more concerned than ever with public health issues and sustainability that stem from the global water industry, including its water heater market. To protect the health of consumers, key regulatory bodies, including the NSF, have rapidly altered standards for manufacturing drinking water components. These changes include new, stringent material regulations for plumbing parts – including water heaters, heat pumps and boilers.

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