14 Jan 2020 / E-mobility

Electric vehicle cooling systems get an upgrade

New Technyl® Blue grades tailored for injection molding and extrusion

With their complex, interconnected cooling systems, electric vehicles present a number of challenging demands when it comes to materials performance. These thermal management systems call for a combination of superior hydrolysis and thermal ageing performance in the presence of aggressive coolants.

A traditional leader in thermal management of internal combustion engines, our Technyl® Blue range for both injection and extrusion now has all the assets to prove itself in the electric vehicle market,” says Didier Chomier, Global Marketing Manager for Automotive at Solvay.

Cost/performance challenger
The new grades specifically designed for electric and hybrid vehicles include ranges for both injection molding and extrusion for parts in cooling circuits and air-conditioning systems. Some Technyl® Blue grades are going beyond the standard limits of the PA6.6 with optimized cost-performance solutions based on PA6.10.

The new range for injection molding provides total cost reduction versus specialty polymers such as polyphthalamide (PPA) and polyphenylene sulphide (PPS). It offers high mechanical strength, design flexibility, excellent surface aspect and easy processing for applications, including thermostat housings and water pumps.

The new range for extrusion offers an attractive cost/performance ratio compared to metals like aluminium as well as to alternative polymers like PA12. This extrusion range is ideal for air conditioning and cooling lines for EV/HEV battery and engine systems.

These new offerings are backed by the Technyl Force’s extensive experience in thermal management. Find out more about the Technyl® Blue range tailored for injection molding and extrusion for EV and hybrid vehicle applications.