Transparent polyamides boost traditional nylon performance

  • Polyamide as blend additive for traditional nylons or modifier for crystallinity
  • Application: transparent parts that need chemical resistance

Invista has launched transparent polyamide grades that can also be used as differentiated blend additives to improve traditional nylon performance. The polyamides are highly versatile semi-aromatic polyamides with a special combination of performance, cost effectiveness and recycled content.

Polyamide for transparent parts that need chemical resistance

Novadyn DT/DI polyamide was designed for transparent applications where polycarbonate struggles with chemical resistance or where more costly transparent polymers may be over-specified.

Invista's transparent, Novadyn polyamide sample

Nylon, not polycarbonate: Invista’s transparent, Novadyn polyamides, developed in its laboratory in Wilton, U.K., offer a special combination of performance, cost effectiveness and recycled content (source: Invista)

As blend additive for traditional nylons

As a blend additive for traditional nylons, Novadyn DT/DI polyamide significantly improves conditioned mechanical properties for nylon 6,6 and nylon 6, including up to 43 percent improvement in conditioned flexural strength and stiffness. And in humid environments, the polyamides can improve traditional nylon properties, enable thinner parts and enhance light-weighting initiatives, according to the company.

Polyamide can act as modifier for crystallinity

Novadyn DT/DI and Novadyn DT polyamides can also be used to modify crystallinity and boost glass transition temperature. These products can be considered for molding, film, filament and fiber processing applications. The grades can be used in a wide range of applications including automotive, electrical, industrial and consumer products.

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