DSM’s EcoPaXX Q-KGS6 non-halogenated PIN flame-retardant formulation has been selected by Dytech-Dynamic Fluid Technologies for fuel vapour separators for Ferrari and Maserati sports cars. The product offers mechanical performance, chemical resistance and low moisture absorption, as well as improving fire safety.
DSM’s EcopaXX® range is also a benchmark for environmental quality, responding to automobile and other industry requirements for Life Cycle Assessment. The base polymer is a 70% bio-sourced long-chain polyamide PA410, offering high melt point and crystallisation rate. The polyamide is produced from tropical castor beans (Ricinus communis) which do not compete with the food chain. It is certified 100% carbon neutral cradle-to-gate.
See also DSM’s Stanyl® PIN FR range, pinfa Newsletter n°25
See: http://www.dsm.com/markets/automotive/en_US/products-brands/ecopaxx.html and www.ecopaxx.com