New Modified Dow Polyamide Resins Solving Under-the-Hood Warpage Problems 2002-01-2104
Polyamide resins are well established within the automotive industry and are widely used in a range of demanding under-the-hood applications such as valve covers and air intake manifolds. In reality however, the disadvantages of conventional nylon products, such as excessive warpage and poor dimensional stability to name but two, make it increasingly difficult for engineers to produce the ever more complex parts demanded by new engine developments. In this paper we shall introduce a new range of modified Dow Polyamide resins that greatly reduce the above mentioned disadvantages. In comparisons with commercially available nylon 6 and 66 materials we shall illustrate improved warpage behaviour and lower moisture pick-up in combination with excellent chemical resistance to, for example, hot motor oil and ethylene glycol.
In summation, examples will be provided to illustrate the improved utility of these new, modified Dow Polyamide resins.