DSM Engineering Plastics

Stanyl - PA46

A high performance and versatile polyamide 46 that provides unmatched performance and value for demanding applications in which superior heat resistance, design stiffness, wear & friction and process flow qualities are required.

Stanyl® - PA46

Sustaining high performance

Stanyl is our high-performance polyamide 46 used for applications in automotive, E&E, gears and outdoor power equipments. Stanyl is a high performance polyamide that provides unmatched performance and value for demanding applications in which superior heat resistance, design stiffness, wear & friction and process flow qualities are required.

Because Stanyl retains its mechanical properties at high temperatures up to 220°C, this makes it ideal for extremely high-performance applications, where it outperforms PPA, PA6T, PA9T, and often PPS and LCP.

By choosing Stanyl for your application you can unlock exceptional product development through:

  • Metal replacement: Stanyl combines high stiffness with excellent wear resistance in temperatures above 200°C (and for short term peak temperatures up to 250°C) enabling metal replacement options for a variety of applications.
  • Outstanding durability: Stanyl provides excellent resistance to wear and low friction. And has good abrasion resistance for moving parts.
  • Easier processing: Thanks to its outstanding flow properties that beat competitive materials, Stanyl delivers commercial benefits through reduced cycle time and increased design freedom for manufacturers producing computer and phone components.

Our markets

Customer cases

Tandem Bearings

Stanyl is a versatile polyamide 46 with a unique set of properties - including high mechanical property retention and excellent resistance to wear and friction. Which is why Schaeffler Group - a leading manufacturer of rolling bearings - chose Stanyl for its next generation of tandem bearing applications.

Miniature circuit breakers

For Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs) we are leading the way not just in safety but in sustainability as the industry continues to move from thermosets to thermoplastics. From internals to cases and covers…we’ve got it covered.

For MCBs we offer high quality materials and insight that helps our customers continue to innovate in their markets.

Ignition Coil Connectors

When leading tier one supplier Delphi Automotive Systems was looking for an innovative material for a new ignition connector it chose Stanyl polyamide 46. This unique thermoplastic outperforms traditional materials and can replace polyamide 66 - providing not only greater (fuel efficiency and cost reduction, but significant sustainability benefits.

Product information

If you are looking for a a high performance polyamide with superior heat resistance, design stiffness, wear & friction and process flow qualities…. Then look no further than Stanyl.

  • Properties

    Stanyl® is renowned for its excellent thermal properties and heat resistance, but it also offers a great blend of mechanical and electrical properties, resistance to wear, moisture and chemicals, and flame retardancy.

  • Processing

    Stanyl® offers fast and easy processing with excellent moisture resistance and good flow properties which make it ideal for producing components with thinner walls.

  • Portfolio

    We offer a wide range of Stanyl® grades tailored to the needs of our customers.

Featured customer applications

Aircraft engine panels

Transportation | Aerospace

Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to its high strength in especially at elevated temperatures; Stanyl® High Flow PA46 allows for light weight, cost effective solutions enabling thin walled, complex designs

Automotive Bearing Cages

Automotive | Engine | Transmission

Stanyl® PA46 allows for lightweight and cost effective solutions versus metal; Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to its better temperature resistance and weldline performance as compared to PA66and PPA, its higher creep & fatigue resistance in comparison with PA66 and PPA;S tanyl® PA46 allows for cost effective solutons due to faster cycle times in comparison with PA66 and PPA

Automotive Connectors

Automotive | Auto Electronics & Electricals | E-Components

Stanyl® PA46, ForTii® PA4T, EcoPaXX® PA410, Akulon® PA66, Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PBT allow for reliable solutions due to high temperature resistance, high mechanical property levels and good electrical insulation properties; Stanyl® PA46 allows for cost effective solutions due to a better flowability and processability than PPS and PPA enabling therefore thin wall designs; ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions exposed to very high peak temperatures due to its melting point of 325 C

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