The AE line includes AE-4133, a high-flow, fast-cycling injection moldable material available in black and natural. The water-moldable material delivers the highest heat distortion temperature (300°C, 572°F) in the Amodel PPA product line, making it appropriate for SMT and laser welding. The new line also offers AE-8133, which offers the highest retention of dielectric properties in the Amodel product line and is available in black. AE-8133 is processed on oil-heated injection molds and is particularly suited for power electronics applications for hybrid vehicles.
Solvay has also introduced a developmental grade, Amodel PXM-11229, which is a partially bio-based material that offers up to 5 percent lower specific gravity and one-third the moisture absorption versus comparable glass-reinforced standard Amodel grades, according to the company.
Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC