Thermoplastics supplier Solvay Specialty Polymers has expanded its Amodel AE-8900 series of products for automotive electronics applications. The new Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) materials provide high voltage resistance and retention of dielectric properties at high temperatures.
The new Amodel AE-8900 series comes in five versions, offering 30, 35, 40, 50 or 60 percent glass fiber reinforcement. All offer comparative tracking index (CTI) values over 600 volts, indicating excellent resistance to electrical breakdown of the insulating material.
Solvay says its Amodel AE-8935 provides the best crack resistance during thermal shock testing of any commercial PPA product. This grade, along with Amodel AE-8940 PPA, meets key design criteria for automotive technologies such as electric motors, fuel cells and power electronics. Both boast strong moisture resistance and reliable performance at temperatures from -40° to 150° C.
“Combined with the recent addition of Ryton PPS polymers to our advanced materials portfolio, the expanded Amodel AE-8900 series uniquely positions Solvay as a comprehensive source of advanced polymer solutions for the fast-growing automotive electronics industry,” said Global Automotive Business Development Manager Brian Baleno.