Consumer goods

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Consumer goods evolve as quickly as the imagination comes up with new ideas for product designs. Thanks to their adaptability and cost-effective implementations, polyamide materials are now used in a countless quantity of items in our daily lives, from sports and leisure equipment to home and kitchen appliances, batteries, electronics, furniture, and much, much more.

To meet the widely varying technical requirements for these products, the Technyl® Force offers robust, adaptable, and cost-effective solutions to bring innovative goods to your markets. Focusing on key properties, notably light weight, water impermeability, thermal management, and fire protection, the Technyl® Force takes consumers’ safety and environmental considerations seriously.

Solvay Engineering Plastics experts are at your service, with cutting edge testing, prototyping, and design simulation tools to ensure success for all your products.

Appliances (white goods,kitchen, care & life style)

If you stop to think about the kitchen appliances and white goods we had in our homes a decade ago, you will be amazed to see how much safer, smarter, and sleeker these products have become.

Finding the best material solution has always been a major force driving industry evolution for appliance makers. Technyl® polyamide from Solvay Engineering Plastics is the smart choice for many appliances, as its strong mechanical properties, combined with chemical and temperature resistance, ensures the highest possible level of safety. 

All the regulatory approvals you need are already in place for any type of application involving contact with food and water. Another feature highly appreciated by our customers is that Technyl® polyamide offers designers unlimited freedom to combine desirable visual aesthetics with function integration.

Polyamide compounds can now be found in nearly every household, in applications ranging from washing machine door hinges to the brewing units in capsule coffee makers. Solvay Engineering Plastics continues to work closely with industry leaders to make household appliances even more affordable. Our Technyl® range products are far less corrosive than traditional fire-resistant materials, which simplifies processing and increases production equipment lifetime. 

At the same time, Technyl® halogen-free polyamides are much more than a means to respect industry standards. With our customers, we share a strong commitment to leverage our innovative technologies as a means to reduce ecological impact.

APPLICATIONS

Connectors  
Related products: A complete Technyl® Halogen Free range, Technyl® A 50H1/X1, Technyl® One J 60X1 V30, Technyl® A 60G1 V25 & V30, Technyl® S 60G1 V30
Key benefits:
  • Thermal resistance
  • Stiffness and Toughness
  • Stable processability
  • GWIT 775°C to comply with IEC 60335-1
  • Full UL Yellow Card certification, including a 5VA flame class rating at 0.8 mm thickness
  • RTI from 105°C as a standard up to 150°C for high performances grades
Solution: Fire Protection
 
Electrical Parts
Related products: Technyl® A 60G1 V30/V25, Technyl® A 60G2 V30, Technyl® S 60G1 V30
Key benefits:
  • Full certification
  • GWIT 775°C
Solution: Fire Protection


Structural Parts
Related products: Technyl Star® AFX 218/216 V50/V60
Key benefits:
  • High mechanical properties 
Solution: Metal Replacement


Valves & Pumps
Related products: Technyl®
Key benefits:
  • Water contact approved 
Solution: Fluid Barrier


Food & Water Contact Parts
Related products: All our food contact grades PA6.6 and PA6.10, Technyl® A 218W V30, A 218WFC V50, D219WFC V30
Key benefits:
  • Full certification 
Solution: Fluid Barrier

Battery

Leakage has always been one of the most challenging issues for alkaline batteries. As batteries discharge either through normal use or gradual self-discharge, leaks can occur because cell chemistry changes and small amounts of hydrogen are generated. This outgassing increases pressure inside the battery, which eventually ruptures the insulating seals at the end of the battery or the outer metal canister, or both.

As a leading provider of innovative material solutions, Solvay Engineering Plastics knows that using the right material, even for a very small part in the battery, helps address this issue.

Excellent chemical resistance, coupled with low humidity absorption characteristics, makes Technyl® eXten PA6.10 the ideal material choice for alkaline battery gaskets.

Technyl® eXten PA6.10 supports customers’ efforts to develop high power products, to increase battery operating lifetime significantly while preventing any electrolyte leakage or risk of fire outbreak.

Sourced from castor oil, Technyl® eXten polyamide is designed for injection and extrusion applications. This polyamide exceeds the technical capabilities of traditional materials and, at the same time, reduces the overall carbon footprint significantly.

The bio-sourced Technyl®eXten D247F is an upgrade in Solvay’s offering for current PA 6.6 users, offering even higher performance and greater environmental benefits.

 

APPLICATIONS


Akaline BatteryBatteries
Related products: Technyl Star® , Technyl eXten®
Key benefits:
  • Chemical barrier
  • Good toughness and flexibility
  • Low temperature impact
  • Low water uptake
  • Good processability
  • Bio-Sourced material
Solution: Fluid Barrier

Sporting Goods

Whether you pursue sports professionally or as an amateur, you always want your equipment to bring you safety, comfort, and fun. Satisfaction is often directly related to the materials comprising the equipment itself.  As a worldwide leader in material science, Solvay Engineering Plastics has always focused on working together with sport equipment designers to provide the best solutions.
 
Polyamide-based Technyl® products from Solvay Engineering Plastics have been used extensively in diverse sporting goods applications, delivering excellent mechanical performance for bicycles, footwear, winter sports, fishing, and hunting equipment, and much more.
 
For winter sports equipment, such as snowboard bindings that need to work in extremely low temperature conditions, Technyl® high impact modified, and glass or carbon reinforced grades maintain outstanding impact and shock resistance.
 
Technyl® engineering plastics help sporting goods manufacturers focus both on product performance and aesthetic aspects, as fashion appearance is critical to the sports world.
 
For our growing number of environmentally conscious customers, Solvay Engineering Plastics recycled polyamide fibers are the ideal choice for optimizing sporting goods while reducing environmental impact.
Whether you pursue sports professionally or as an amateur, you always want your equipment to bring you safety, comfort, and fun. Satisfaction is often directly related to the materials comprising the equipment itself.  As a worldwide leader in material science, Solvay Engineering Plastics has always focused on working together with sport equipment designers to provide the best solutions.
 
Polyamide-based Technyl® products from Solvay Engineering Plastics have been used extensively in diverse sporting goods applications, delivering excellent mechanical performance for bicycles, footwear, winter sports, fishing, and hunting equipment, and much more.
 
For winter sports equipment, such as snowboard bindings that need to work in extremely low temperature conditions, Technyl® high impact modified, and glass or carbon reinforced grades maintain outstanding impact and shock resistance.
 
Technyl® engineering plastics help sporting goods manufacturers focus both on product performance and aesthetic aspects, as fashion appearance is critical to the sports world.
 
For our growing number of environmentally conscious customers, Solvay Engineering Plastics recycled polyamide fibers are the ideal choice for optimizing sporting goods while reducing environmental impact.
 
 
APPLICATIONS
 
Bicycles Accessories (bottom bracket, brake system, derailleur)
Related Products: Technyl®, Technyl Star®, Technyl® Carbon Fiber
Key Benefits :
  • Design freedom
  • Balanced mechanical properties and flowability 
  • Recycled polyamide fibers reducing environmental impact and eco profile
Solution: Metal Replacement
 
 
Fishing Reel
Related Products: Technyl Star®, Technyl®
Key Benefit : 
  • High melt fluidity while maintaining excellent mechanical performance and surface aspect
Solution: Fluid Barrier
 

Ski/Snowboard Binding
Related Products: Technyl Star®Technyl eXten®, Technyl® 
Key Benefits : 
  • Unmatched impact resistance and stiffness balance
  • Biosourced polyamide (6.10) material
  • Low water uptake
  • Flexible
Solution: Metal Replacement
 
 
Foot Wear (hard shoe sole, spike)
Related Products: Technyl®, Technyl® SI, Technyl® Carbon Fiber
Key Benefits : 
  • Stiffness balanced with Toughness,
  • Excellent surface quality
Solution: Metal Replacement
 

Cross-bow  
Related Product: Technyl® ONE
Key Benefits : 
  • Low water uptake
  • Excellent surface aspect
  • Dimensional stability
Solution: Metal Replacement