In Replacing PA12 - Gain Resistance To Heat & Diesel Biofuels
DuPont has been working on PA12 alternatives and is positioned to respond quickly. The company has established global development and supply teams to work with customers to quickly qualify alternative materials for use in brake and fuel components and other critical industrial applications like hose and tubing.
Ready Supply of Alternatives
Several high-performance material families— DuPont™ Zytel® long chain polyamide product family comprising 612 and renewably sourced 610 and 1010, DuPont™ Hytrel® thermoplastic elastomers, DuPont™ Zytel® PPA and DuPont™ Vamac® ethylene acrylic elastomer (AEM) —are readily available as potential solutions for applications ranging from mono- and multi-layer fuel lines, fuel vapor tubes, PCV hoses, air brake hose and tubing, brake line coatings, vacuum brake tubes and fuel line connectors.
These materials are fully commercial in those applications, and many are based on renewably sourced ingredients, allowing customers to adopt a more sustainable solution.
DuPont™ Zytel® LCPA resin
DuPont™ Zytel® LCPA offers a balanced set of properties for demanding applications. With science-driven innovation, DuPont has enhanced PA610 and PA612 products and expanded the portfolio with two series of polymers.
Zytel® RSLC 4000 and Zytel® LC 7000 offer a step change improvement over existing grades of Zytel® Long Chain Polyamides (LCPA). They have also been proven commercial in replacing PA12.
The Series Provides:
DuPont has committed global resources to work closely with customers to help identify material solutions and provide technical support. Although many possible PA12 alternatives are highlighted here, there are PA12 substitution challenges. For help understanding how these materials can work in an application, or for more technical information, please contact DuPont.