Drivetrain Systems

High-Temperature Plastics for Long-Lasting Performance

Solvay Specialty Polymers offer a broad range of high-performance plastics with a proven track record of replacing metal in demanding automotive applications: 

  • Torlon® PAI delivers high strength and excellent wear resistance
  • KetaSpire® PEEK provides very good wear resistance
  • AvaSpire® PAEK offers very good wear resistance and is more cost effective than PEEK
  • Amodel® PPA the most cost effective with good wear resistance


Key Features

  • Light weight for improved fuel efficiency
  • Parts consolidation for lower manufacturing and assembly costs
  • Noise and vibration dampening
  • Compatible with transmission fluids
  • Abrasion and corrosion resistance
  • High-temperature wear


Compatible Transmission Designs

  • Dual clutch (DCT)
  • Automated manual (AMT)
  • Continuously variable (CVT)
  • Automatic
  • Front wheel drive
  • Rear wheel drive
  • All wheel drive
  • Light Duty
  • High torque


Drivetrain Grades

  Dry  Lubricated Seal Rings Thrust Washers Thrust Bearings Check Balls
TORLON® PAI:  variety of wear resistance grades
Torlon 4203L 
Unfilled, high elongation 


Torlon 4301 
High compressive strength 

Torlon 4275 
Designed for high speeds 

Torlon 4630 
Excellent wear resistance 

Torlon 4645 
Excellent wear resistance 

Ketaspire® PEEK: very good wear resistance
KetaSpire KT-820 SL30

KetaSpire KT-820 SL45  

AvaSpire® PAEK: very good wear resistance. More cost effective than PEEK
AvaSpire AV-755 SL45  

Amodel® PPA: good wear resistance. Most cost effective
Amodel AT-6130 HS