Born out of the need for a more eco-friendly product after stricter emissions regulations, Akulon Fuel Lock emerged as a functional replacement for the HDPE materials commonly used for small-engine fuel tanks.
DSM Engineering Materials continues to offer many cutting-edge products that meet the needs of the ever-changing global community. Akulon Fuel Lock is just one of those products, emerging as the perfect material for use in small-engine fuel tanks.
In the 1990s, stricter guidelines for reducing the evaporative emissions of small off-road equipment were instituted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With other countries preparing to follow suit, DSM saw an opportunity to make an environmental impact in the outdoor power equipment (OPE) industry, leading to the 2011 launch of our Fuel Lock products.
Today, leading global manufacturers have trusted Akulon for years, and the third-generation technology continues to deliver superior performance versus HDPE.
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.
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