The continued critical market situation about the supply of PA66 is linked to lack of availability, continuously increasing demand and prices. The need is to find innovative materials and creative developers to compensate for this tight resource for finding a long-term solution.
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution and compound developer, has taken the lead by introducing two PA6-based products for the substitution of PA66. PA66 and PA6 have a number of things in common and offer a potential opportunity for adequate substitution.
NYLAFORCE dynamic range of Brenntag includes compounds based on PA6, specifically developed for demanding technical applications. The range includes high-performance engineering polymers that have high product efficiency, very good processing properties, outstanding surface quality, and universal application. Their impressive mechanical properties are quite exceptional for highly reinforced polyamides.
The tensile strength of NYLAFORCE dynamic B 50, reinforced with 50% glass fibers, is approx. 10% above the figure for a standard PA66 GF 50. NYLAFORCE dynamic B 60 with a higher glass fiber content of 60% has even better mechanical properties in the tensile test, and also at higher temperatures.
With a broad processing window and high dimensional stability, NYLAFORCE dynamic B compounds are a very good alternative to PA66 for applications and components in automotive, building and construction, E&E, etc.
Working with a wide selection of base polymers, additives, fillers, and reinforcing materials, and, adopting a user-oriented approach, Brenntag develops customized compounds.
Brenntag Polymers develops, produces and markets compounds in engineering plastics and high-performance polymers. The company acts as a product development partner for customer-specific material solutions. The company has about 700 products developed by itself in addition to its distribution range for products from other leading manufacturers and brands.