BASF has planned to introduce the new Ultramid Endure D3G10 plastic at the Fakuma 2011 event that is to be held in Friedrichshafen, Germany from 18 to 22 October 2011.
This is an addition to the Ultramid Endure family of extremely heat aging-resistant polyamide plastics. It has 50% of glass fiber content, which helps to provide enhanced stiffness at high temperatures.
Ultramid Endure D3G7 with 35% of glass fiber content is the first element in the family launched in 2010. Currently, the material has gained more attention and it will soon be used in serial application at several processors. The new Ultramid Endure plastic is introduced particularly to meet the needs of the intercooler end caps. It has a tensile modulus of over 17,000 MPa after aging and is approximately 50% stiffer than Ultramid Endure D3G7. The new heat-stable polyamide is ideal for components in the charge air system of turbocharged engines in particular.
The material provides a continuous-service heat deflection temperature of about 220°C for applications that need maximum stiffness, such as those found in the French market. This allows more replacement of metal in the engine compartment. The use of the new plastic leads to considerable reduction in system cost.