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Teknor Apex at Fakuma 2008

A high-impact polyamide 66 compound with flow properties superior to those of similar competing materials provides the flexural strength and low-temperature toughness required for many automotive parts as well as for dunnage, it was announced today by Teknor Apex UK Ltd., which will introduce the material to the European market at Fakuma 2008 (Stand B2208).

The high-flow properties of Chemlon 109 make it suitable for intricate or multi-cavity parts such as fasteners, where the flexural strength of the material enables it to withstand the stresses of assembly and end use. The toughness of Chemlon 109 enables it to resist cracking in uses such as protective dunnage or nests for low-temperature storage and shipment of automotive components like fascia and even entire engines.

Among the key properties of the compound are a notched Izod impact strength of 240 J/m at - 40 deg. C., and flexural strength of 48.3 MPa. See the accompanying table for more information on properties.

- Among available polyamide 66 compounds, there are practically no alternatives to Chemlon 109 compound that provide similar levels of toughness and low-temperature impact resistance while also exhibiting outstanding flow - said Jeffrey Schmidt, automotive market manager. - When Chem Polymer's very competitive pricing is added to the picture, Chemlon 109 polyamide 66 has no counterparts.

Chemlon 109 compound has achieved automotive specifications from Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors and is used in parts for all three companies. Chem Polymer can supply identical formulations of this product worldwide from production facilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

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