To offer a drop-in solution to overcome the PA66 shortage, we developed an alternative material: The Akulon® IG series is a portfolio of material grades made by combining the strength of PA6 and PA46 – two materials that are fully independent of the Adiponitrile/hexamethyldiamine supply.
PlasticsFinder.com now includes tailormade PDS
You can now get a tailormade PDS (data sheet) per material grade based on available properties on PlasticsFinder.com. Find out specific mechanical, rheological, electrical, and thermal properties of a specific grade. Plus, you can also specify rheological calculation properties and diagrams of grades.
Because each materials solution has its own particular properties to suit different uses, the success of the materials solution in a specific application will depend upon the correct choice of the grade used—the tailor made PDS is designed around the preferences of the user.
More tools available
Materials Selector tool/Spider Diagram: The Materials Selector tool allows you to highlight what requirements are most important for the specific application. Visualize the performance of chosen grades in a spider diagram, enabling you to identify which material will perform the best. All you need to do is hoover your mouse over one of your selected grades, and the specific grade in the diagram will be highlighted.
Gears Selection tool: Input torque, gear pitch diameter, number of teeth, gear width and root stress. Additional information can be included about the expected failure modes, such as tooth root breakage or tooth wear. When utilizing this additional information, the tool will recommended a material.
Melt Residence Time Calculation: Indication of melt residence time, based on material grade, melt volume, shot weight and cycle time, all with respect to the given temperature ranges as stated in the grade’s injection molding recommendations. Calculations for both gears and melt residence time can be exported to a PDF document.
Two-wheeler technical know-how: DSM’s materials provide strength & durability that electric scooters need
A number of e-scooter components require specialized materials to ensure safe and reliable performance. DSM’s portfolio includes materials designed to meet the specific needs of these applications.
Building a more sustainable high-performance tire
DSM's Arnitel family of thermoplastic elastomers is helping tire manufacturers "reinvent the wheel" by developing non-pneumatic tires.