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Engineering Materials

Akulon® Diablo

Akulon Ultraflow is a high-flow grade proven to help manufacturers reduce injection molding cycle times by up to 40%.

Explore Akulon® Diablo

Akulon Diablo is our high heat resistant polyamide 6/66, ideal for metal replacement in under-the-hood applications up to 220°C. We created Akulon Diablo as a material to help customers tackle the ever-challenging temperature range within smaller, hotter turbo engines. As a result, the latest grade – Akulon Diablo HDT2500 – delivers a 3,000 hour continuous use temperature of up to 220°C with a significant improved HDT value.

Akulon Diablo is ideal for metal-to-plastic replacement in components for air intake systems, ranging from charge-air-cooler endcaps and air intake manifolds to air intake ducts, turbo exhaust resonators and engine covers. With its reduced weight, this material reduces both fuel consumption and resultant carbon emissions – good for people, planet and profit.

                     

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The versatile high performance polyamide

Akulon is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics and electrical to furniture and packaging. We offer Akulon grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, monofilament and multifilament).

In molded parts, the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion, the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon sets the market standards.

Read more about Akulon- PA6 & PA66

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Direct and easy access to our broad portfolio of high-performance plastics: request a quote or order a sample. You can also simply ask us a (technical) question. 

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Setting a new standard in high temperature components

As engine designers are challenged to create smaller, lighter, more powerful systems, DSM is innovating the materials to make it possible. DSM’s Diablo heat resistant technology is making Stanyl PA46 and Akulon PA66 the choice of the world’s leading car brands, by setting the new standard for high temperature components. Let’s talk about creating tomorrow’s engines today.

Chemical and gas resistant automotive plastic

Akulon Diablo can be blow molded or injection molded and is easy to process. In fact at DSM we’re more than a materials provider: We offer extensive application knowledge to support customers with CAE, design and design optimization, so they can meet OEM requirements.

Akulon Diablo has outstanding resistance to chemicals and gases in EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) systems; plus excellent processing properties that create finished parts with high burst pressure weldline strength for injection molded parts and a high quality surface finish.