Solvay Engineering Plastics is a global leader in polyamide-based engineering polymers. Since 1953, we develop, manufacture and commercialize a complete range of high performance materials for automotive and transportation, construction and energy, consumer goods and industrial equipment under the Technyl® brand.

Today, the Technyl® family is stronger than ever with four new differentiating products and service offers - the Technyl® Force - for which Solvay Engineering Plastics has leading expertise.

 

Metal replacement

  • Reduce weight   
  • Process easily   
  • Optimize function integration   
  • Lower cost

 

Fire protection

  • Perform to high safety standards 
  • Enjoy high performance   
  • Produce efficiently   
  • Respect the environment 
     

Thermal management

  • Leader in Automotive for Thermal Management 
  • Dedicated offer for Turbo Charging 

 

Fluid barrier

  • High chemical resistance 
  • Longer durability 
  • Holding up under pressure 
  • Fuel barrier resistance

TechnylStar® is a complete range of advvanced high fluidity technology that offers you unlimited possibilities:

  • Medium-reinforced TechnylStar®S  and AF, ideal for processing and molding, while saving cost, time, and energy.
  • Highly reinforced TechnylStar®SX and AFX, the ultimate solution for reducing weight through metal substitution thanks to its considerable rigidity.

 

Our 10-year track record of excellence for TechnylStar® has demonstrated: 

  • Unprecedented mechanical performance• Excellent surface aspect
  • Easy processability
  • High productivity

Technyl® One is a new polymer technology patented by Solvay that effectively yields high temperature performance while offering distinct advantages to avoid tool corrosion and increase processing stability. 

Main benefits for customers 

  • Market-leading electrical performance
  • Performance processing even at low temperatures
  • Low corrosion for tools and injection equipment

 

Product properties 

  • Yellow card available with the highest RTI rating at 150°C, at 0.4mm wall thickness 
  • High fire rating class: UL94 at 0.4mm, 600V CTI, GWFI 960°C at 0.8mm
  • 30% higher dimensional stability than standard polyamide due to significantly enhanced moisture resistance
  • Excellent surface aspect, even for 50% glass fiber reinforced materials
  • Specific color tailoring upon request

 

Applications 
Electrical protection devices requiring product miniaturization and multi-functionality such as high-range miniature circuit breakers (MCB), model case circuit breakers (MCCB), contactors, and all applications that require high electrical performance.

A leader in automotive solutions for thermal management 

Solvay Engineering Plastics offers a complete array of hydrolysis-resistant Technyl® grades for the most demanding appliances delivering multiple benefits: 

  • Extensive product portfolio referenced by global and regional OEMs. 
  • Easy processing and compatibility with numerous production techniques, including injection, welding blow-molding, overmolding, and more. 
  • Optimization of parts design and functional integration, as well as potential for weight reduction. 
  • Worldwide availability of Technyl® products customer support.
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A dedicated offer for turbo charging 

To meet growing demand for downsized engines that continue to offer lightweight high performance and power output, Solvay Engineering Plastics offers a specially designed range of heat performance materials: 

  • Technyl® B2 V15 is the new generation for 2D and 3D blow-molding, providing complex tubular parts able to resist temperatures up to 210°C. 
  • Technyl® Heat Performance (HP), a product range for injection-molded applications, providing continuous 200°C temperature resistance.
     

A range of hydrolysis-resistant grades for the most demanding applications 

  • 20-year track market reference.  
  • Tensile strength improvement versus standard materials after aging in water/glycol hot mixtures.  
  • High hydrolysis and road salt resistance for extreme conditions.

Technyl® eXten D 236AL 

Solvay Engineering Plastic’s bio-sourced Technyl® eXten provides an effective alternative to polyamide 12 protective coating for metal pipes. For example, unfilled Technyl eXten D 236AL is copper-like colored, then melted onto the surface of aluminium pipes used in air conditioning systems' outdoor cooling units.

Technyl® eXtenD 218CR V33

Solvay Engineering Plastics continually evolves the Technyl® offering to meet new requirements for engine components. Our innovative Technyl® eXten D 218CR V33 provides a well-balanced combination of hydrolysis and road salt resistance. This partially bio-based grade was developed specifically to provide chemical resistance to calcium chloride, the preferred road salt used in countries with lower freezing temperatures.

Product properties 

  • High-speed extrusion ability (high flow) 

  • Aluminum adhesion (with epoxy primer)

  • Flexibility

  • UV stability 

  • Excellent surface aspect

  • Color-matching

 

Application markets 

  • Home appliances 
  • Building and construction 
  • Automotive