Fire-resistant products for high-voltage automotive components
October 17, 2019
Solvay Performance Polyamides introduces Technyl Orange, a brand-new range of fire-resistant products for high-voltage automotive components and cabling in electric vehicles. The new palette of orange pigmented Technyl grades offers reliable colour retention, laser-marking, flame-retardancy (FR), high heat and fatigue resistance.
“In powertrain electrification systems, any live parts carrying more than 30 V AC or 60 V DC are a potential electric shock hazard. These parts must be instantly recognizable to alert production line employees, after-sales personnel and car owners,” says Hubert Ruck, Global Director New Mobility for Solvay Performance Polyamides. “We anticipated this safety trend and have developed a range of Technyl Orange grades in standard RAL shades targeting applications such as cables, connectors, charge plugs and sockets, converter housings, sensors and insulators.”
Materials available in RAL 2003 for vehicles in Europe and RAL 2008/2011 for exports to North America include various halogen-free grades of Technyl One and Technyl Star based technologies, with UL94 V0 flammability ratings at wall thickness as low as 0.4 mm. This performance increases the potential for miniaturization of electrical and connection components in EVs and HEVs without compromising safety. All grades feature excellent colour stability, low mold deposit and a comparative tracking index (CTI) of 600 volts or greater.
This offering is backed by the Technyl Force extensive experience in electrical and electronic markets. Unveiled at K 2019, HUB by Technyl is a unique platform -which notably includes its own UL certified laboratory – that connects upgraded services to provide customer innovation with enhanced capabilities and synergies for eco-design agility and cost optimization.
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