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Teknor Apex at K 2016: To Launch Nylon 6/12 Extrusion Compound for Auto Cable Jackets

Published on 2016-06-07. Author : SpecialChem

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A. -- A new nylon 6/12 extrusion compound for automotive cable jackets provides excellent chemical resistance, withstands high service temperatures, and exhibits good dimensional stability as a result of low moisture absorption.

Brake Cable
Fig. 1: Brake Cable

This was recently announced by the Nylon Division of Teknor Apex Company, which will feature the new compound at K 2016 (Hall 6, Stand 6C58-02).

The chemical resistance of Chemlon® 890 HNT001 nylon 6/12 is superior to that of nylon 6 and exhibits greater stress corrosion resistance upon exposure to aggressive chemicals or mechanical stresses.

The compound is heat stabilized to prevent embrittlement at high service temperatures and is lubricated to facilitate feeding into the extruder.

Chemlon 890 HNT001 compound has received General Motors and Chrysler approvals for heat stabilized nylon 6/12. It is currently used in brake jacketing for a U.S. OEM, and the jacket has passed the cable supplier’s heat aging test at 135 °C for 168 hours.

“Chemlon 890 HNT001 is inherently tough and easily processed,” said Jeff Schmidt, North American automotive market manager for Teknor Apex. “We can readily supply this material worldwide from our compounding facilities in the U.S. and Singapore.”

Typical Properties of a Nylon 6/12 Compound for Automotive Cable Jackets
Fig. 2:
Typical Properties of a Nylon 6/12 Compound for Automotive Cable Jackets

About Teknor Apex

Teknor Apex Company, a privately held firm founded in 1924, is one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics. Teknor Apex produces flexible and rigid vinyl, thermoplastic elastomers, nylons, color masterbatches, specialty chemicals, and hoses. The company is headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A. and operates thirteen manufacturing facilities worldwide in the United States, Belgium, Germany, China, and Singapore.

The Nylon Division of Teknor Apex Company is an international supplier of engineering thermoplastics for the transportation, consumer products, and industrial markets. It produces reinforced and specially modified compounds of polyamide 6, 6/6, 6/10, and 6/12 under the Chemlon® brand.

Source: Teknor Apex

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