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ForTii® in automotive structural parts

  • PPA with glass transition temperature up to 160°C
  • Extreme stiffness and high strength for under the hood temperatures
  • Excellent chemical resistance (moisture, salt, oils, acids and others)
  • Several grades with high glass fiber content up to 60% available

Explore ForTii® in automotive structural parts & metal replacement

If you are looking to unlock new design potential in automotive applications – boosting performance, cutting fuel emissions and reducing total cost of ownership, then ForTii PA4T MX portfolio is your number one choice. ForTii (Ace) MX portfolio contains semiaromatic polyamides based on DSM’s unique PA4T technology. ForTii MX is tested extensively in parts, since testing of tensile bars does often not represent the part complexity (ribs, weldlines, inserts) in the real world.

With the development of highly glass filled ForTii Ace, a material with a glass transition temperature of up to 160°C, DSM opened up a new space in metal replacement. ForTii Ace enables metal replacement in parts that were not possible up to now, giving designers even more freedom to realize increasingly complex designs. This technology is perfectly tailored to automotive applications, such as enclosures (EPS, actuators, sensors), brackets, covers, fuel pumps and connectors

Most popular ForTii® automotive structural parts & metal replacement grades

ForTii® Ace MX53

50% Glass Reinforced

ForTii® Ace MX53 is a PPA with unique fatigue performance and chemical resistance. The high aromatic content and high Tg lead to excellent part stiffness and low creep, even up to 150°C. Moisture uptake occurs slowly with very limited impact on dimensions.  

ForTii® Ace MX53 is a PPA with unique fatigue performance and chemical resistance. The high aromatic content and high Tg lead to excellent part stiffness and low creep, even up to 150°C. Moisture uptake occurs slowly with very limited impact on dimensions.  

ForTii® Ace MX53 is a PPA with unique fatigue performance and chemical resistance. The high aromatic content and high Tg lead to excellent part stiffness and low creep, even up to 150°C. Moisture uptake occurs slowly with very limited impact on dimensions.  

  • PA4T
  • Heat Stabilized
  • for Automotive applications

ForTii® Ace MX53T

50% Glass Reinforced

ForTii® Ace MX53T is a high Tg PPA that has been tuned to show excellent toughness at low temperatures, without sacrificing chemical resistance. It is designed to replace metal in structural parts that need high performance from -35°C up to 150°C (Dry) and up to 100°C (Conditioned).

ForTii® Ace MX53T is a high Tg PPA that has been tuned to show excellent toughness at low temperatures, without sacrificing chemical resistance. It is designed to replace metal in structural parts that need high performance from -35°C up to 150°C (Dry) and up to 100°C (Conditioned).

ForTii® Ace MX53T is a high Tg PPA that has been tuned to show excellent toughness at low temperatures, without sacrificing chemical resistance. It is designed to replace metal in structural parts that need high performance from -35°C up to 150°C (Dry) and up to 100°C (Conditioned).

  • PA4T
  • Heat Stabilized
  • Excellent Surface Properties
  • for Structural Parts
  • Good surface properties

ForTii® MX15HR

35% Glass Reinforced

ForTii® MX15HR exhibits enhanced hydrolytic stability towards aggressive coolants (water/glycol, 135°C) that are used in engine's thermal management systems. It has excellent mechanical performance and weld-line resistance. 

ForTii® MX15HR exhibits enhanced hydrolytic stability towards aggressive coolants (water/glycol, 135°C) that are used in engine's thermal management systems. It has excellent mechanical performance and weld-line resistance. 

ForTii® MX15HR exhibits enhanced hydrolytic stability towards aggressive coolants (water/glycol, 135°C) that are used in engine's thermal management systems. It has excellent mechanical performance and weld-line resistance. 

  • PA4T
  • Electro-friendly
  • Enhanced Hydrolytic Stability
  • for Automotive applications
  • Hydrolysis resistant or enhanced hydrolytic stability

                                       

Featured applications

Demo structural part

Automotive |

50% weight reduction;30% cost reduction; Optimum NVH performance up to 150 0C; Road salt or battery acid spills are no issue

Carburetor adapter heat shield insulation wall

Consumer goods | Outdoor Power Equipment

ForTii® Ace has stable high temperature mechanics; also offers low creep; high stiffness at elevated temperatures

Structural Parts with ForTii® Ace

Automotive | Body Structural Parts

Up to 50% weight reduction in comparison with metal;Part integration and increased design freedom;Easy and robust processing;Potential applications: engine mount/bracket, transmission parts, structural oilpan, timing chain cover, actuator and EPS housing, etc.

ForTii® - the PPA with power

ForTii is a platform of high performance semi-aromatic polyamides (PPA) based on the unique “C4” diamine technology that enables best-in-class mechanical properties due to the optimized crystallization morphology.

In addition, ForTii offers a unique balance of properties, including excellent dimensional stability, compatibility with lead free reflow soldering, and the highest stiffness and mechanical strength at extreme temperatures. 

Read more about ForTii - PA4T

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