Atofina: New PA12 for automotive applications

French chemical producer Atofina (www.atofina.com), Paris La Défénse / France, has introduced a new polyamide 12 grade with special properties suited for use in motor vehicle gasoline hoses. The ‘Rilsan’ M-AESN Black P 212 CTL grade is described as providing good mechanical properties and electrical conductivity as well as permitting cost-efficient processing. The product’s low-temperature impact strength is at -40 0C. The material will be used in the new Ford model for the first time.

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