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Solvay Unveils Reinforced PARA Grade for Superior Surface Finish of Lightweight Parts

Published on 2017-10-24. Author : SpecialChem

Ixef® PARA
Solvay has introduced Ixef® 3012, a 55 percent carbon fiber and glass fiber hybrid reinforced grade of polyarylamide (PARA). The new material has been developed to provide extremely high strength and stiffness at lower density as well as an exceptional surface finish.

Reinforced PARA for Weight-saving Metal-replacement

Thomas Kohnert, Global Product Manager Ixef®/Kalix®/Omnix® high-performance polyamides for Solvay’s Specialty Polymers Global Business Unit, said:
“Ixef® 3012 PARA is targeted at long and thin light-weighting components that require no painting and are capable of meeting demanding mechanical functions in automotive, aerospace as well as consumer applications. The carbon fiber and glass fiber hybrid loading provides outstanding flexural modulus and opens a wide potential for weight-saving metal replacement and system integration, while its high flowability enables cost-efficient injection molding of delicate parts with long flow paths.”

In addition to high stiffness and impact strength, Ixef® 3012 PARA exhibits excellent creep resistance and is electrically conductive. Its property profile has an ideal market fit in intricate applications from automotive air vent lamellas and throttle body levers to drone components, action camera fixation parts and cantilever snaps.

Ixef® 3012 PARA complements Solvay’s existing 30 percent carbon fiber reinforced Ixef® 3008 PARA and is commercially available, worldwide, in black.

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Source: Solvay
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