Construction

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Never ceasing to change our lives, plastics and resins are increasingly used by the building and construction industry to satisfy numerous functions, while respecting rigorous safety, health, and environmental protection standards.

Technyl® Force polyamide ranges offer adaptable solutions for designing and producing equipment from piping and plumbing to cooling and heating systems and electrical protection, and beyond. Notably, with an array of solutions for thermal management, fluid barriers, and fire protection, there is no limit to the parts and products you can bring to market.

Solvay Engineering Plastics does more than just provide raw materials. We give customers the benefit of our 60 years’ experience developing innovative solutions, over a complete cycle that includes selection, testing, simulation, and prototyping. 

Find out how we can work with you from concept to certification as you build your way into the future.

Electrical protections

When you need flame retardant materials to produce electrical protection equipment,there is no safer choice than the polyamide-based on Technyl® line by Solvay Engineering Plastics. 

Fully satisfying strict UL standards, polyamide’s intrinsic flammability properties make it the ideal material for electrical devices of all kinds. When combined with flame retardant additives, polyamide achieves the most demanding levels of fire and electrical resistance, providing an optimal response to increasingly rigorous safety standards. 

Technyl products offer excellent thermal management, a major benefit in applications involving high operating temperatures currents, or arc-breaking phenomena. 

Supported directly by our two in-house UL laboratories, Technyl® halogen-free polyamides offer maximum safety performance, while meeting all applicable environmental protection regulations. 

Patented Technyl® One formulation by Solvay Engineering Plastics combines high-flowability and a high melt temperature with excellent electrical properties and halogen-free fire safety performance. It is the ideal solution for applications requiring these critical properties, including high-voltage components, miniature and molded-case circuit breakers, contactors, and other power control equipment. 

Technyl® One offers a high flow matrix that enables complex design and fast processing, without any corrosion drawbacks for tools and injection molding machines - a common problem with high-temperature nylons. This factor alone can reduce manufacturing costs significantly. Technyl® One also exhibits reduced moisture uptake (as much as 40%) in comparison to other polyamides. This leads to excellent dimensional stability, which makes this product family ideal for use in humid climates and environments.

APPLICATIONS

Contactor & Circuit Breakers 1_circuit breaker
Related products: Technyl® 60 series and Technyl®50 series filled 
Key benefits:
  • Full certification available (yellow card and railway certification), rating UL94 V0, CTI, RTI, mechanical properties, GWIT, GWFI, halogen free
  • Specifically for S60 G1 V30 : easy processing and low corrosion thanks to high fluidity, design freedom
  • Technyl®50 series: Full range available from mineral to glass filled material arc resistance, GWFI performances
Solution: Fire Protection







High Amperage Electrical Protection Devices2_HIGH AMPERAGE ELECTRICAL PROTECTION DEVICES_contactor - Technyl One
Related products:  Technyl® One 
Key benefits:
  • Full certification
  • Corrosion free
  • Easy processing 
  • Low humidity uptake
  • Halogen free
Solution: Fire Protection



Terminal Block3_terminal block
Related products: Technyl® 50 series unfilled 
Key benefits:
  • UL 94 V0 at 0.4mm
  • Halogen free
  • Full certification yellow card and railway
Solution: Fire Protection

Plumbing

Very few industries impose more stringent standards than plumbing in terms of safety and health, especially with respect to choosing materials for products coming into contact with water. Solvay’s unique portfolio of plumbing products has been formulated to ensure safe usage in drinking water systems. Solvay is one of the few material suppliers worldwide to offer full European and American certification, including ACS, WRAS, KTW, W270, and NSF-61. Customers in any industry involving water and food contact can design and develop their components safely and freely with confidence using Solvay polyamides. 

Solvay Engineering Plastics Technyl® (PA 6.6) materials can effectively replace brass and other high-cost polymers in standard plumbing applications, providing excellent mechanical performance in low temperature environments, with the added benefit of increased processability. 

Solvay is one of the first companies to offer an innovative PA6.10 material specifically formulated for the plumbing market. Solvay’s Technyl® eXten (PA 6.10) materials provide all the same benefits as 6.6, plus lower water-uptake, yielding exceptional dimensional stability and chlorine resistance while maintaining strong mechanical performance. The added benefits of PA 6.10 materials enable using these polyamides in more demanding applications than standard PA 6.6 materials, notably with higher temperatures and providing longer product life.

APPLICATIONS

Water Meter Housings & Internal Components 
Related products: Technyl® PA 6.6 , Technyl eXten® PA 6.10
Key benefits:
  • Mechanical Strength (Burst Pressure)
  • Surface aspect
  • Design flexibility
  • Lead-free
  • Global Drinking Water Contact Certification
  • Processability
  • Total cost reduction versus other plastics and metals 
Solution: Metal Replacement

Circulation Pumps  
Related products: Technyl® PA 6.6, Technyl eXten® PA 6.10 
Key benefits:
  • Mechanical Strength
  • Surface aspect
  • Design flexibility
  • Lead-free
  • Global Drinking Water Contact Certification
  • Food Contact Certification
  • Processability
  • Total cost reduction versus other plastics and metals
Solution: Metal Replacement


Manifolds
Related products: Technyl® PA 6.6, Technyl eXten® PA 6.10 
Key benefits:
  • Mechanical Strength
  • Surface aspect
  • Design flexibility
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Processability
  • Total cost reduction versus other plastics and metals
Solution: Metal Replacement

Filtration Systems (Hydraulic Valves and Booster Pumps)
Related products: Technyl® PA 6.6, Technyl eXten® PA 6.10 
Key benefits:
  • Mechanical Strength
  • Surface aspect
  • Design flexibility
  • Lead-free
  • Global Drinking Water Contact Certification
  • Food Contact Certification
  • Processability
  • Total cost reduction versus other plastics and metals
Solution: Metal Replacement