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Solvay at Chinaplas 2016: An Array of Advanced Polymer Solutions to Serve China’s Roadmap for Sustainable Growth

Solvay, an international chemical group and leader in high-performance polymers for demanding applications, today announced its Specialty Polymers and Engineering Plastics business units will highlight a full array of advanced product solutions during Chinaplas 2016 (April 25-28) in Shanghai (Booth N1A01) targeted to meet China’s ambitious drive for economically, environmentally and socially responsible progress.

Hitting the mark with laser marking of polyamide parts

Parts and component makers are increasingly relying on laser marking to identify plastic parts with a reference number, barcode or QR code. DOMO works closely with customers in the automotive and electrical & electronics industries, among others, to design the most suitable polyamide grades for laser marking. This development support, and the underlying investment, is just one example of DOMO’s full service offering to enable customer innovation.

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DOMO renews Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certification for four ECONAMID® products

ECONAMID® FL 6, FL 6G30, FL 66 and FL 66G30 all pass rigorous independent life cycle assessments as DOMO continues to incorporate sustainable innovation into its solutions and processes. DOMO is proud to announce that four of its products have achieved Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certification renewal, following an independent life cycle assessment (LCA) that covers critical elements of sustainability through the product creation journey.


UL Webinar: Domo’s Laser markable solutions

Laser marking is very common in the electrical and electronic segment, where customers need solutions that are laser-markable with multiple techniques. Multi-colored marking requires deep formulation expertise, as the final solution generally consists of a sophisticated mix of pigments and additives. At DOMO, we are equipped with different laser marking systems for testing our formulations. Xavier Couillens and Cécile Corriol will present DOMO’s laser markable solution family.

Webinar: Glycol resistant polyamides for automotive cooling circuits

Plastic components such as polyamides (PA) are often used in the cooling circuits of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, due to their good thermo-mechanical behaviour and chemical resistance to cooling fluids such as glycol mixtures. However, as more people move to electric vehicles, there are new technical challenges for engineering plastics. DOMO’s R&D innovation lead for Automotive Market, Louise-Anne Fillot, will be talking about how our innovative TECHNYL® products offer solutions for this specific mobility segment.

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Technyl ONE: The unparalleled solution for advanced electrical protection

Electrical equipment and consumer electronics manufacturers are increasingly looking to high-performance polyamides for device miniaturization while seeking solutions that meet ever-more stringent industry regulations, including for fire and safety hazards. With its Technyl® line, DOMO Engineering Materials offers a complete range of non-halogenated flame-retardant polymer solutions for applications ranging from power management and renewable energy systems, to consumer electronics, household appliances and more.


Polyamide solutions for viable hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

The sustainable mobility revolution is gaining momentum, with close to 10 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road today, and a tenfold increase expected over the next 10 years. And the scope of alternative drivetrain solutions goes beyond battery EVs and hybrids. It also includes fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), which produce their own electricity through a hydrogen fuel cell. Key components of the fuel cell, including the stack and storage, require demanding material performance and Technyl® delivers with specially-formulated PA solutions.


Technyl Orange: A shade apart among polyamides

In electric vehicles (EVs), the color orange is used for parts and components that represent a potential electric safety hazard, so that they are immediately identifiable. Had the marketing people who selected the color orange first consulted with the technical engineers, however, they might have opted for a different shade, because orange is the most challenging color to formulate in polyamide. Having successfully taken on this challenge several years ago, Technyl® has established a strong value proposition with its Technyl® Orange range.

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Flow management: go with the network flow

In this technology-driven era, objects, systems, workflows and solutions are increasingly interconnected. By integrating data with artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT), arrays of electronics, electric circuits and grids, energy and water management systems, and more, are creating new network effects for society. As a result, today’s cars, homes, businesses and industry, and entire communities, are becoming more functional and efficient.

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MMI Technyl Design: Even better than the real thing

To help manufacturers innovate quickly and keep ahead of the competition, DOMO has developed a unique suite of services designed to push the boundaries of parts performance in fast-changing sectors like automotive, consumer electronics, heating and cooling and more. HUB by Technyl® features MMI® Technyl® Design’s advanced predictive simulation tool to help OEMs and parts suppliers develop lighter, more cost-effective parts, with dedicated expertise to support innovation and speed time-to-market.


When Technyl and DOMO join forces to build a powerful PA6 offering

The integration of the Technyl business into the DOMO Chemical family creates a European leader in high-performance engineering polyamide materials, driving innovation and accelerating sustainable growth. The strong reputation of the TECHNYL® brand fits perfectly with the DOMAMID® range of engineered and virgin polyamide resin grades and ECONAMID® range of recycled polyamides. By integrating the complementary strengths of both companies, customer excellence is bolstered through an integrated PA6 value proposition, also comprising PA6.6, PAHT, PA6.10, PPA and PPS.

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A wellspring of advantages for water management systems

Water is our most precious resource and clean drinking water is essential to our well-being. This is why water systems are subject to some of the most stringent standards of any industry in terms of health and safety. This is especially the case with respect to materials for products coming into contact with drinking water. Technyl® offers a competitive portfolio of solutions specifically geared to water management systems, including for food and drinking water contact applications.


Transformers: How the automotive industry is riding the wave of change

The automotive industry is facing a bumpy ride with the onslaught of new technologies and business models, similar to the wave of change that shook up the music, telecommunications and video industries in recent decades. The disruptive trends include the emergence of electric vehicles (EVs), autonomous vehicles (AVs) and ride-sharing apps, as well a generational step-change in consumer preferences and a surge in sustainability sentiment in key markets.

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The urban mobility transformation

As urban populations grow, congestion is rising in cities around the world, which poses health, environmental and economic risks. The answer to this costly conundrum lies in a combination of seamless mobility and smart technologies to save our cities. New, integrated mobility concepts, including shared mobility, self-driving autonomous vehicles (AVs) and the switch to electric vehicles (EVs), will all play an important role in the urban mobility transformation.


Technyl MAX maximizes Metal Replacement

The automotive industry is increasingly looking for lighter-weight substitutes for metal components, particularly for electric vehicles (EVs) and other alternative drive technologies. The metal replacement material must not only be lighter weight, but also cost-effective and tough enough to do the job. This is why Carbody selected the new Technyl® Max polyamide 6.6 (PA6.6) technology for its all-plastic brake pedal, replacing the conventional steel design with a lightweight hybrid structure.

Circular Economy

A New Perspective for Recycling Plastics TechnylⓇ 4earthⓇ

As industry embraces the circular economy and the benefits of recycling and re-use of materials, demand for recycled plastics for commercial applications is growing. Regulatory push and economic pull are driving automotive, building and construction, and electronics manufacturers, in particular, to seek recycled plastic for use in their sustainable product designs. Move 4earthⓇ project is a proof of concept of one such specialty recycling solution.


Will driverless cars revolutionize mobility?

From driverless taxis to robot delivery vans and road hauling trucks, autonomous vehicles (AVs) promise to change the nature of transportation and, in the process, transform the automotive industry. The autonomous vehicle revolution will mean a dramatic shift in the mobility market, away from cars as products and toward ‘mobility as a service.’ This implies significant changes for vehicle sales volumes and automotive business models in the decades to come.