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A. Schulman Introduces High-temp. Resistant PA for Under the Hood Applications

Published on 2016-02-08. Author : SpecialChem

AKRON, Ohio -- A. Schulman Inc., among the leading international suppliers of high-performance plastic compounds, powders, composites and resins, announced that it has developed a new long-term heat resistant polyamide grade, Schulamid® XT180, for under the hood applications. With this new development the Company addresses the trend of the increasing level of temperatures in the engine compartment which requires plastics with a focus on optimized heat resistance and stiffness under temperature.

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“The benefits of our new polyamide grade, Schulamid® XT180, are its optimized long-term heat resistance combined with the high heat distortion temperature,” said Horst Klink, Vice-President Engineered Plastics EMEA. “This combination differentiates the new grade from conventional PA grades and offers the automotive industry another fit-for-purpose solution for their higher temperature needs.”

The newly developed grade is available globally with 35% and 50% glass fiber content. The maximum long-term use temperature validated by lab heat ageing tests is 180°C over 3000h for Schulamid® XT180.

Typical optimized heat resistance applications include resonators, charge-air manifolds, charge-air pipe and intercooler (intake side).

About A. Schulman, Inc.


A. Schulman, Inc. is among the leading international suppliers of high-performance plastic compounds and resins headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Since 1928, the Company has been providing innovative solutions to meet its customers' demanding requirements. The Company's customers span a wide range of markets such as packaging, mobility, building & construction, electronics & electrical, agriculture, personal care & hygiene, sports, leisure & home, custom services and others. The Company employs approximately 5,000 people and has 58 manufacturing facilities globally. A. Schulman reported net sales of approximately $2.4 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2015.

Source: A. Schulman, Inc.

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