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DSM in Automotive

Extreme Heat Resistance


Extreme Heat Resistance

For the most extreme heat challenges we developed Diablo – a revolutionary technology that not only performs long-term at 230 degrees°C while reducing weight and emissions; but is also enabling automotive engineers to re-imagine how components work together.

Our bright scientists have raised the thermal performance of Stanyl and Akulon to the max to offer better heat resistance. This unique technology interferes with the heat degradation mechanism, making the Diablo technology a stand-out performer for heat performance.


Integrated AIM/CIC: A double first

Not only has our Diablo technology helped create the world’s first integrated AIM/CAC (for Volkswagen); it now also features in the world’s first hot integrated AIM/CIC – for a leading hybrid sports car.


The sports car features an injection-molded, integrated component made from our 40% glass fiber reinforced Stanyl Diablo. With a continuous-use temperature of 220°C, this material has boosted engine performance while being 40% lighter than aluminum - with easier processing and reduced system costs.

For the Volkswagen TSI engine our customer Röchling Automotive AG & Co KG chose Akulon Diablo for the integrated AIM/CAC thanks to its excellent weldabilty and weld-aging resistance and reduced weight. The result is a 20% reduction in parts, weight and cost and a 40% reduction in engine space.

How does Diablo meet your extreme needs?

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What you need to know

  • Choose Stanyl Diablo HDT2700 polyamide 46 and Akulon® Diablo HDT2500 polyamide 6, and you can design high heat resistant components for air management systems with a continuous use temperature of up to 230°C with an HDT of 267°C .
  • This enables you to design lighter and more compact air intake systems and achieve metal and/or plastic replacement in under the hood (UTH) components.
  • Our latest Diablo grades give you improved resistance to chemicals and gases in EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) systems and excellent processing properties.