Technyl One New Generation

The safety and environment insurance for digital cities

Materials - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Solvay Performance Polyamides has introduced an enhanced version of Technyl One, the company’s range of halogen-free flame-retardant materials. The new generation of products meets the challenges of the digital transforming of cities by delivering more performance, safety and environmental protection.

“Rapidly-developing “smart technologies” triggers an increase in safety systems and their connectivity, along with the management of a smart grid. This requires solutions that are compliant with higher levels of performance, sustainability and cost-efficiency”, said Florence Schutz, Global Market Manager for Solvay’s Performance Polyamides. “To support the emergence of these new applications such as smart meters and circuit-breakers, we have strengthened our Technyl One range. It paves the way for more complex designs by providing improved processability and flame-retardant properties consistent with the latest safety standards while offering a halogen-free solution for sustainability”.

The new generation of Technyl One increases the potential for miniaturization of electrical and connection safety systems while retaining the same level of safety. Therefore, at 0.4mm wall thickness, these devices remain compliant with UL94 V0, ensure optimal performance (Relative Thermal Index) at 150°C, and are fire resistant (Glow Wire Ignition Temperature) up to 800°C. This material also has good environmental performance, avoiding scrap and decreasing corrosion by more than 70 percent versus a traditional high temperature halogen-free polymer.

“Technyl One is a unique and unrivalled offer on the market, ideal for systems requiring best-in-class electrical and fire properties”, highlighted Schutz. “Thanks to our solution, major players in this industry have already been able to optimize the design of some electrical equipment, while retaining an equivalent level of safety. In some cases, OEMs changed their production process, replacing conventional materials with Technyl One”.

The Technyl and Technyl Star range completes the portfolio. This range of materials exhibits excellent UL flammability ratings as well as low exudation while minimizing tooling corrosion.

Solvay Performance Polyamides offers a complete array of technical services designed to speed the time to market of new applications. This offering includes in-house UL approved labs for material certification, predictive simulation with MMI Technyl Design, 3D printing of functional prototypes in Sinterline PA6 powders as well as part testing at fully equipped APT Technyl Validation centres.

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