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  • Tool of the Month: Quickly and accurately calculate creep curves for every condition

    When selecting resins for specific application types, design engineers want to compare creep properties of the resins they have to choose from. With our Creep Tool you can easily check the creep behavior of a material at any given temperature and stress level. Plus, you can use the tool to run simulations.

    Blog Basic material property prediction Overall
  • Increase EV safety when using high-CTI HV connectors

    The growing market penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) is increasing the need for fast and efficient public charging. Research has shown that 80% battery charging at an approximate 15-minute break is convenient to most consumers and provides a similar experience to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. To achieve this and to minimize electrical losses, the industry is moving towards high voltage charging of 400V and 800V for passenger cars

    Blog Electronic & Electrical Akulon
  • Envalior presents best practices to increase safety and reliability in EVs during 2023 SPE EAV Conference

    In April 2023, The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) hosted the 2023 Electric & Autonomous Vehicle (EAV) conference in Troy, Michigan. Keith Kauffmann, application development engineer for Envalior, formerly DSM Engineering Materials and Lanxess Performance Materials, presented a session about Next Gen Materials to Increase Safety and Reliability in Electrical Powertrains.

    Blog Akulon Arnitel Stanyl Xytron ForTii Electrical components
  • Part prototyping: Helping you achieve first-time-right while reducing costs and delays

    When designing and producing a new product, manufacturers have recognized that prototyping can be used to validate design solutions, enabling better decision making. This not only results in a more effective and efficient product development process, but also helps achieve first-time-right mass production tools. In short, it saves time and money.

    Blog Services Industrial equipment
  • Building a sustainable future for food contact products

    Food contact parts manufacturers face pressure to adopt a sustainable and circular economy. Timeline pressures, regulation changes and complex global supply chains can increase cost and risk for companies pursuing these new opportunities in the marketplace. The fastest and simplest way to de-risk your business is to start working with partners who offer safe, sustainable and reliable material solutions.

    Blog Appliances Arnitel EcoPaXX Kitchen utensils
  • Taking handheld power tools performance to the next level with advanced materials

    Handheld power tool manufacturers are looking to further refine e-motors, increase power density, increase efficiency, lower temperatures, increase life, while working with extremely compact designs – all while keeping costs and production efficiency top of mind. Currently, manufacturers are facing innovation challenges in the handheld power tool market, but there are advanced materials solutions that will take handheld power tools to the next level of performance.

    Blog Power tools Stanyl
  • Tool of the Month: Quickly & accurately calculate material fatigue performance with our Fatigue Tool

    Calculating the fatigue lifetime under cyclic load is essential when choosing an advanced material for an application where repetitive loading is expected. Our Fatigue Tool quickly provides accurate and consistent fatigue data for many material grades and conditions, which is an essential part of the design phase and product development cycle.

    Blog Expertise Basic material property prediction Overall
  • Reduce your carbon footprint with U.S. EPA and CARB compliant material solution for HDPE fuel tanks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is turning its attention to manufacturing processes that use fluorination. In a letter issued by the EPA in 2022, the agency stated that the presence of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) formed as a byproduct in containers may be a violation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Fluorination has been used as an industry standard to build a barrier technology against evaporative emissions for high density polyethylene (HDPE) fuel tanks, yet there are better permeation solutions available in the marketplace.

    Blog Outdoor power equipment Akulon
  • Tool of the Month: Predict stress-strain curves quickly with our Stress-strain Tool

    Stress-strain behavior is at the core of all application development for design engineers. Our Stress-strain Tool helps you predict the stress-strain curve of our materials grades at any given temperature and humidity, ensuring the right conditions for your application without slowing down projects.

    Blog Expertise Basic material property prediction Overall
  • PPS for hydrogen mobility — no trouble for H2

    Fuel cells lend themselves to many areas in the transportation sector, and heavy-duty transportation in particular profits from them. Yet, special materials are required for these complex drive systems. Polyphenylene sulfide-based compounds developed for this purpose not only offer mechanical and chemical resistance—these compounds also extend the fuel cell system’s service life.

    Blog Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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