Dryer housing in NYLAFORCE® A 50 SCHWARZ-12643
NYLAFORCE® A 50 SCHWARZ-12643 is a feed-up polyamide with a high hydrosysis resistance. A special form of stabilisation gives the material effective resistance to hydrolytic corrosion. The mechanical properties are scarcely impaired by this stabilisation.
The material is used inter alia in the production of dryer housings for innovative air spring systems in automotive applications. The dryer housings are exposed to extremely high compressive loads inside the high-performance air spring compressors. To satisfy the automotive manufacturers specifications for deployment in top-of-the-range models, the parts must withstand bursting pressure tests at up to 80 bar.
NYLAFORCE® A 50 SCHWARZ-12643 has been developed for this application. With its special hydrolysis stabilization, the material satisfies the requirements in terms of functionality, a long service life and part design without any problems. Despite the high glass fibre content of 50%, the complex mould can be readily filled.
NYLAFORCE® A 50 SCHWARZ-12643 has extremely high mechanical strength, with very good strain values at the same time, and is thus eminently suited to housing parts subject to pressure that have previously been produced in metal.
Car seat shell in NYLAFORCE® B 50 Z
Outstanding toughness coupled with a very high level of strength and stiffness - these are the characteristic properties of the NYLAFORCE® B 50 Z high-performance compound produced by the feed-up process. This material was developed especially for car seat shells. In this application, particular requirements are placed on the dimensional stability, fracture behaviour and surface finish of the material, since the parts are not subsequently painted or coated. Seat backs are put through extreme loading tests. In addition to frontal and rear crash tests, they are also required to pass the critical "protection against shifting cargo" test. This simulates the impact of objects in the back of the car hitting the front seats. All the forces that are generated in a crash must be absorbed by the material in the seat shell or be conducted into the bodywork via the bolted connections, since the seat shells do not contain any additional metal struts.
- very high strength and form stability
- excellent surface quality
- high capacity to absorb kinetic energy under dynamic stress
- extremely high fatigue resistance to bending
- simple processing
Frame to hold navigation systems in NYLAFORCE® B 60
The implementation of a new application with materials from the NYLAFORCE® product group shows once again that NYLAFORCE® not only offers outstanding mechanical properties - such as a very high strength and dimensional stability - but can also create a brilliant visual impact. Despite the 60% glass fibre reinforcement in NYLAFORCE® B 60 SCHWARZ, a frame to hold navigation systems was injection moulded in this material with virtually no warpage, generating a top-quality surface finish at the same time.
Central armrest on the BMW 1 series in NYLAFORCE® B 60
The decision was taken to use NYLAFORCE® B 60 for the production of the central armrest on the BMW 1 series. In the selection process, this material was seen to be clearly superior to other highly reinforced materials. Its good toughness coupled with a very high level of strength, plus its excellent paintability, were the decisive factors in the selection of NYLAFORCE® B 60.
Car door handles in NYLAFORCE® B 60
Door handles for cars have to withstand a practical test, in which a force of 2000 N is applied to the handles. They may not break under the test. Alongside the mechanical function, good paintability is also required. NYLAFORCE® B 60 easily meets these requirements. Despite being reinforced with 60% glass fibre, the surface is totally smooth and clean. The photo shows an untreated doorhandle in the background, the handle in the fore is coated.
Bearing sleeves in TRIBOFORCE®
TRIBOFORCE® compounds are characterized by extraordinary wear resistance and low friction coefficients, paired with outstanding dimensional stability. This makes TRIBOFORCE® materials the ideal antifriction material for parts with extreme requirements like e.g. bearing sleeves, bearing cages, pinion cages, gears, rollers, joints, plug valves, cartridge seals, etc.
Swiss Pocket Knife shell with an outstanding grip
Victorinox opts for ALAMID® compounds
The traditional manufacturer of the original Swiss Pocket Knife, Victorinox AG with its head office in Ibach/Schwyz, develops and sells unique, high-grade products worldwide which are highly practical in a wide range of everyday and specific situations. Quality, functionality, innovation and iconic design are all key priorities for Victorinox.
The "Dual Pro", "Forester One Hand" and "Sentinel One Hand" pocket knives are robust knives that can withstand rigorous use and hence constitute the perfect tool to accompany day-to-day adventures. The knife handle shells in black and red have an appealing, ultralight design and not only look attractive but also provide an excellent grip.
This is made possible, among other things, by ALAMID® compounds which are used in the two-component material for the handle shell. The specifications of the material were modified especially for these Victorinox applications.
"Powerkit" with a robust drive technology thanks ALAMID® compounds
"A new sport was created: the perfect symbiosis between mountain biking and motocross. Our ultra lightweight and extremely powerful POWERKIT can be mounted directly to your bike. So you can enjoy the maximum fun-factor and all this with very low maintenance costs plus environmentally friendly..." (www.lang-antriebe.de)
Lang Antriebstechnik GmbH, a manufacturer of electrical conversion kits for mountain bikes, used parts from ALAMID® for the drive technology to its innovative "Powerkits". These kits can be mounted quickly and easily on the bike and provide ultimate fun off-road.
Detectable transport container in ALAMID® D
Broken pieces of plastic are a well-known problem in the food processing industry. Here, not only the resulting disruptions to production are a problem. The danger that fragments get into the food, possibly leading to a serious risk to health on consumption, is even worse.
The product development ALAMID® 6 GF 30 PU D SCHWARZ-17018, based on PA 6, is reinforced with 30% glass fibres and can be detected magnetically. Before packing, the food passes through a metal separator that recognises and removes any fragments that may be present. This ensures that even the smallest fragments do not get into food or animal feed.
Carrier shaft in NYLAFORCE® dynamic A 60
This component in NYLAFORCE® dynamic A 60 is a highly stressed carrier shaft, produced by a leading manufacturer of mechanical and electric drive systems for blinds, awnings and rolling shutters. The carrier shaft is a central component of a free wheel or tube drive for worm gears, which ensures that a roller shutter curtain is wound up correctly.
The high-end product NYLAFORCE® dynamic has been developed especially for applications subject to high dynamic loads. This glass fibre reinforced PA material has made it possible, once again, to produce a critical component in highly- reinforced thermoplastics with an ideal cost-benefit ratio.
A large number of injection moulding companies confirm that NYLAFORCE® dynamic can be processed without any problems despite a glass fibre reinforcement content of up to 60 %. Its enormous mechanical strength, coupled with outstanding elongation, thus makes NYLAFORCE® dynamic the ideal alternative to metals.