INVISTA’s new Novadyn™ transparent polyamides provide a major boost to traditional nylon’s conditioned properties
INVISTA has launched Novadyn™ polyamides – transparent polymers that can also be used as differentiated blend additives to improve traditional nylon performance. Novadyn™ polyamides are highly versatile semi-aromatic polyamides with a unique combination of performance, cost effectiveness and recycled content.
Novadyn™ DT/DI polyamide brings value to customers who require parts that are both transparent and chemically-resistant.
“We designed Novadyn™ DT/DI polyamide for transparent applications where polycarbonate struggles with chemical resistance or where more costly transparent polymers may be over-specified,” said Allen Reihman, director of new business development for INVISTA.
As a blend additive for traditional nylons, Novadyn™ DT/DI polyamide significantly improves conditioned mechanical properties for nylon 6,6 and nylon 6, including up to 43 percent improvement in conditioned flexural strength and stiffness.
“The nylon world is not ‘dry as molded,’” said Reihman. “In humid environments, Novadyn™ polyamides can boost traditional nylon properties, enable thinner parts and enhance light-weighting initiatives.”
“With a track record of 75 years of nylon innovations, INVISTA applies its polymer science and innovation capabilities to continuously innovate across the entire nylon value chain,” said Kyle Redinger, vice president of INVISTA Intermediates Asia Pacific. According to him, INVISTA’s 215,000-ton HMD plant and the 150,000-ton polymer plant are expected to start up in the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, respectively.
INVISTA is showcasing Novadyn™ polyamides at the CHINAPLAS 2015 (booth No. 12.2 B41) May 20-23 in Guangzhou, China.
Novadyn™ DT/DI and Novadyn™ DT polyamides can also be used to modify crystallinity, boost glass transition temperature and reduce costs. These products can be considered for molding, film, filament and fiber processing applications. Novadyn™ polyamides can be used in a variety of applications including automotive, electrical, industrial and consumer products. To learn more, visit www.Novadyn.INVISTA.com. Request samples at nisp@INVISTA.com.
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