MOSCOW (MRC) -- Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has recently made a breakthrough in polyamide blown film processing with Akulon XS, reported company in its press release.
Thanks to its improved crystallization properties, Akulon XS has an extended processing window, providing new opportunities in designing co-extruded multi-layer as well as monolayer film structures.
DSM has announced plans to build a new plant for high viscosity Akulon polyamide 6 grades for film and other extrusion applications in North America.
DSM is developing thermoplastic composite gas tanks for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) with a partner, a specialist in advanced thermoplastic composite vessels for a wide range of applications. Together with hydrogen, natural gas is claiming its place in the field of cost-effective and low carbon footprint fuels for use in automobiles.
Besides, the company has recently unveiled the next generation of Diablo high temperature resistant grades in its Stanyl polyamide 46 and Akulon polyamide 6 portfolios. These new Diablo grades are aimed at applications in automotive engine compartments such as air intake manifold, ducts and charge air cooler combinations, where temperatures can reach as high as 260C.
As MRC informed previously, in November 2014, Royal DSM opened its new center for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials.