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Solvay’s New PA Material Offers Excellent Heat Ageing Performance for Turbo Systems

Published on 2018-05-01. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Automotive     High Heat Materials   

Solvay Performance Polyamides unveils Technyl® Red J, the polyamide-based material specially designed for turbocharger systems running at continuous temperatures up to 220°C.

Tensile strength after ageing: Test results have confirmed that 2,000 hours of working temperature at 220°C are perfectly manageable with Solvay’s cost-effective new Technyl® Red J high-heat technology for automotive turbo engine components. Graphic courtesy Solvay Performance Polyamides
Tensile strength after ageing: Test results have confirmed that 2,000 hours of working temperature at 220°C
are perfectly manageable with Solvay’s cost-effective new Technyl® Red J high-heat
technology for automotive turbo engine components. Graphic courtesy Solvay Performance Polyamides

Technyl® Red J for Thermal Management Systems


Didier Chomier, Automotive Global Marketing Manager for Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Global Business Unit, said:
“Auto makers have recently been refining the real operating temperatures needed for thermal management systems. They realized that traditional high-heat polymers appear to be over-engineered and can also be too brittle to maintain required thermal, pressure and chemical performance over time. In response to these specific auto industry needs we developed and are introducing Red J material. Red J is the top-of-the-range building block of our Technyl® Red offering for thermal management systems. The superior property profile of Technyl® Red J targets applications such as air intake manifolds, charge air coolers, turbo air ducts, resonators, cylinder head and engine covers.”

Key Properties of New Polyamide Material


  • Technyl® Red J offers outstanding long-term heat ageing performance of up to 220°C (at 2,000 hours) or 210°C (at 3,000 hours). 
  • Based on patented PA66/6T technology, Technyl® Red J flows like PA66, ensures high chemical resistance and excellent surface aspect. 

In addition, it is highly suitable for both vibration and hot gas welding, delivering high burst pressure levels confirmed in extensive pulsated air pressure tests at Solvay’s Application Performance Testing (APT®) centers. Recommended melt and mold temperatures are significantly lower than competitive PA4.6 or PPA resins, which saves energy during processing and minimizes part cooling time.

Technical Services


To help customers leverage the full potential of its Technyl® Red thermal management solutions, Solvay Performance Polyamides offers a complete array of technical services designed to speed the time to market of new applications. This offering includes predictive simulation with MMI® Technyl® Design1, 3D printing of PA6-based functional prototypes in Sinterline® PA6 powders as well as part testing at fully equipped APT® Technyl® Validation centers2.

® Technyl, Sinterline and APT are registered trademarks of Solvay
1 MMI Technyl® Design is an advanced service powered by Digimat from e-Xstream, an MSC Software Company
2 APT centers are located in Lyon, France and Shanghai, China


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Source: Solvay
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