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EcoPaXX® in automotive

EcoPaXX combines excellent thermal and mechanical properties with low moisture uptake, high chemical resistance and good surface finish.

Explore EcoPaXX® in automotive

EcoPaXX combines excellent thermal and mechanical properties with low moisture uptake and high chemical resistance. This makes it especially suitable for automotive applications that require good mechanial performance after conditioning, water/glycol ageing and road salt exposure. Additionally, EcoPaXX has excellent surface aesthetics, which is ideal for decorative components that require thermal and mechanical stability, such as engine covers.

Most popular EcoPaXX® automotive grades

EcoPaXX® Q-HG6

30% Glass Reinforced

EcoPaXX® Q-HG6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent chemical & hydrolysis resistance for use in thermal management applications as well as other structural parts.

EcoPaXX® Q-HG6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent chemical & hydrolysis resistance for use in thermal management applications as well as other structural parts.

EcoPaXX® Q-HG6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent chemical & hydrolysis resistance for use in thermal management applications as well as other structural parts.

  • Heat Stabilized

EcoPaXX® Q-HG10

50% Glass Reinforced

EcoPaXX® Q-HG10 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent chemical & hydrolysis resistance for use in thermal management applications as well as other structural parts.

EcoPaXX® Q-HG10 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent chemical & hydrolysis resistance for use in thermal management applications as well as other structural parts.

EcoPaXX® Q-HG10 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent chemical & hydrolysis resistance for use in thermal management applications as well as other structural parts.

  • Heat Stabilized

EcoPaXX® Q-HGM24

10% Glass Reinforced

EcoPaXX® is our bio-based, high-performance polyamide (PA410) that offers outstanding performance across the board, while being made mainly from tropical castor beans which don’t compete with the food chain.

EcoPaXX® belongs to the family of long-chain polyamides, which offer exceptional performance in the most demanding of environments. That includes excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, combined with a very high melting point (highest of all bio-plastics) and high crystallization rate (typical for engineering plastics like PA66 and PA46).

EcoPaXX® has the lowest carbon footprint amongst common polyamides. This is because the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during the production of EcoPaXX® is offset by the amount absorbed in plant growth, and in particular by the riccinus communis – the tropical castor bean plant that makes up some 70% of EcoPaXX®. Externally certified lifecycle analysis (LCA) data is available upon request.

  • 20% Mineral Reinforced
  • Heat Stabilized

EcoPaXX® Q-HXGM24

10% Glass Reinforced

EcoPaXX® Q-HXGM24 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent surface esthetics and low warpage with good thermal properties and high flow for use in beauty covers.

EcoPaXX® Q-HXGM24 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent surface esthetics and low warpage with good thermal properties and high flow for use in beauty covers.

EcoPaXX® Q-HXGM24 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent surface esthetics and low warpage with good thermal properties and high flow for use in beauty covers.

  • 20% Mineral Reinforced
  • Heat Stabilized

    

Featured applications

Coolant expansion tank

Automotive |

Application requirements Withstand under-the-hood temperatures of 105 to 150°C Internal coolant temperatures Withstand exposure to water/glycol Good welding properties Material properties Superior chemical stability and weld-line strength after ageing Excellent for under the bonnet conditions and temperatures

Crankshaft Covers

Automotive | Drivetrain Transmission

Suitable for strict chemical or dimensional stability requirements; Cost effective; Heat resistant; Creep resistant; Oil resistant; Fatigue resistant; Lightweight

Engine Covers (close to turbo charged components)

Automotive | Drivetrain Transmission

Low moisture uptake; High temperature resistance; Low warpage; Sustainable

A natural performer

EcoPaXX is DSM’s most established biobased engineering plastic. It combines DSM’s propriety C4 technology with the power of nature’s C10 building block derived from castor plants, which do not compete with the food chain. The combination of the short C4 block and the long C10 block gives EcoPaXX high mechanical properties of typical short chain polyamides, but combines these with lower moisture update and higher chemical resistance more typical of long chain polyamides. EcoPaXX can easily be processed in PA66 tools while resulting in better surface quality. This makes it an ideal candidate for when performance, aesthetics and sustainability come together. 

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