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RESINEX to Supply Solvay’s New Flame-retardant PA66/PET Blend in E&E Market

Published on 2015-12-07. Author : SpecialChem

ZWINGENBERG, Germany -- RESINEX and Solvay Engineering Plastics are further expanding their successful cooperation that has already been in place for a number of years. Effective October 1, 2015, Solvay has also concluded an agreement with RESINEX Italy Srl. on the distribution of Technyl®, TechnylStar®, Technyl® eXten and Technyl® One polyamides. This means that RESINEX is able to supply its customers with the complete Technyl® product range throughout Europe, North Africa, Israel and Turkey.

RESINEX to Supply Solvay’s New Flame-retardant PA66/PET Blend in Europe
Fig. 1: RESINEX to Supply Solvay’s New Flame-retardant PA66/PET Blend in Europe

Minimized mold and tool corrosion

RESINEX customers who are active in the electrical and electronics industry will benefit in particular from a number of special, recently launched Polyamide grades. They combine highly efficient flame retardancy with easy processing and low corrosiveness to molds and injection equipment. The advanced formulations reduce the problems which can occur when processing conventional flame-retardant polyamides.
  • The new Technyl® AT 20 V25 is a PA66/PET blend with 25 % by wt. glass fibers, red phosphorus flame-retardant grade. It combines the good electrical properties of PA66 with the low moisture absorption and high surface quality of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Because of the PET content, the same high flame retardancy can be achieved with a smaller percentage of additives. Accordingly, the corrosive effect of the material on the injection molding machinery and molds is reduced. As a result, production downtimes are minimized and overall production costs are cut. Technyl® AT 20 V25 provides a UL94 V-0 classification and excellent RTI values.
  • Technyl® One J 60X1 V30 has only recently come onto the market and boasts a significant reduction in the corrosive effect. This halogen-free, flame-retardant, high temperature-resistant polyamide (PAHT) with 30 % by wt. glass fibers has good dimensional stability, a UL94 V-0 rating at only 0.4 mm, a "best-in-class" RTI of 150°C and a comparative tracking index (CTI) of 600 V. Thanks to its excellent processing properties, Technyl® One J 60X1 V30 can be used, for example, for the production of particularly thin-walled yet stiff and rugged parts for the E&E industry such as housings for miniaturized circuit breakers or edge connectors.


RESINEX also anticipates a further boost to growth as a result of the Move4earth™ project, which Solvay describes as follows: “Supported by the European Commission as part of the Life+ subsidy program, Solvay Engineering Plastics have developed and patented the breakthrough Move4Earth™ recycling technology. The process is to recycle airbag wastes by separating the fabrics from their coated silicon materials. This initiative involves building a new production facility (ready in Q3 2016) within the current plant in Poland to produce a premium recycled solution for eco-designed plastics applications. Solvay’s technology will lead to compounds containing up to 100% recycled polymer, with viscosity control and mechanical properties similar to those based on prime polymer, yet with a significantly lower environmental footprint.”


RESINEX Germany GmbH, Zwingenberg/Germany, RESINEX Austria GmbH, Allhaming/Austria, and RESINEX Switzerland AG, Freienbach/Switzerland are all part of the RAVAGO group and are among the leading plastics distributors in the relevant countries. The portfolio covers almost the entire range of engineering thermoplastics and standard plastics, thermoplastic elastomers and rubbers, functional additives and color concentrates (masterbatches). Furthermore, the distributors offer their customers competent and individual support in all matters of development and production, from the first draft to the manufactured part.

About Solvay

Solvay Engineering Plastics is among the global specialists in polyamide-based engineering plastics, with more than 60 years of experience in the development, manufacture and marketing of a complete range of high-performance materials under the Technyl® brand for demanding applications in automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, consumer goods and other markets. With a growth strategy bolstered by six production sites worldwide, Solvay Engineering Plastics employs its expertise and innovation capabilities to serve the needs of its customers through a global network of technical and R&D centers.


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