By Cameron Chai
INVISTA, a renowned manufacturer of polymers and fibers, has announced the launch of TORZEN Marathon PA66 resin at NPE International Plastics Showcase in Orlando.
There is demand in the market for resins that are highly resistant to temperature when used continuously in improved processing applications in the electronic and electrical, and automotive divisions. The new grade of engineering polymers resin from INVISTA meets the requirements of the plastic market.
Kurt Burmeister, Executive Vice President at INVISTA Engineering Polymers, stated that the company is witnessing an increased use of turbo-charged engines that need high resistance to temperature, and this attributes to the efforts taken by the automotive section to enhance the efficiency of the fuel through light weighting.
Burmeister commented that the TORZEN Marathon resin is a new PA66 resin that has enhanced heat aging properties and can be potentially used in applications, which challenge the limits of regular nylon 6,6. This new PA66 resin can be used continuously to 210°C and maintains a peak temperature from 240°C to 250°C, he added.
The tests conducted by the company have confirmed that the TORZEN Marathon resin can retain tensile strength of over 90% at 210°C after 1,000 h, when compared to other PA6 and PA66 resins that show retention of approximately 50%.
Sampling of the TORZEN Marathon resins are being done upon the company’s request and validations of the resins are going on.
Burmeister commented that the company is delighted to commercialize this product that is considered to improve the value-in-use for nylon 6,6.