Automotive, a RadiciGroup core business in Brazil

As part of its strategy for expansion in the automotive sector in Brazil, at FEIPLASTIC 2017 RadiciGroup introduces a new range of polyphthalamide (PPA) polyamides, sold under the RADILON® Aestus T brand name.

Performance Plastics RadiciGroup Performance Plastics, the Group business area specializing in the production of polymers and polyamide engineering plastics, in particular, has widened its product portfolio on the Brazilian market with its new RADILON® Aestus T range of polyphthalamide (PPA) polyamides. RADILON® Aestus T is a line of high performance, high-temperature resistant products developed in step with the new trends and the international standards of the automotive industry. With its new brand, RadiciGroup delivers products that are ideal for under-the-bonnet applications and ensure high temperature and high flame resistance, as well as chemical resistance and resistance to aggressive fluids. The RADILON® Aestus T brand will be officially launched on the Brazilian domestic market during the FEIPLASTIC 2017 trade show, to be held from 3 to 7 April at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, Brazil.
In the automotive sector, polyamide is increasingly used to replace metal due to its physical, mechanical and structural characteristics. Faced with new trends in the automotive industry, such as smaller and more powerful engines, lower CO2 limits and reduced under-bonnet space, PAs respond with structural and heat resistance even at high temperatures, good processability and a competitive price. “The objective is not just to reduce cost but also vehicle weight, enhance driver safety and decrease CO2 emissions, while improving car fuel efficiency. And these are precisely the main attractive features of RADILON® Aestus,“ said Jane Campos, country manager of RadiciGroup Performance Plastics in Brazil. “We should not forget to mention the brand’s high melting point and high deformation point under load; its excellent resistance to prolonged ageing in air, glycol and alcohol-petrol blends; and its good flowability, which makes the moulding of very thin-walled parts possible,” Ms. Campos added.
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