Cost- and Performance-Effective Zytel® PA Polyamide Nylon
Zytel® PA is a cost-effective, high-performance polyamide nylon suitable for a wide range of applications.
Zytel® PA polyamide nylon is specified for a variety of uses, from car parts to protecting sensitive electronic components. It’s performance-tested for strength, heat resistance, and durability.
The versatility of Zytel® PA polyamide nylon has been demonstrated by its selection for thousands of applications. DuPont material science resources draw on their real-world knowledge and experience to collaborate in helping customers on new applications. Properties of Zytel® PA include:
- Excellent insulating/electrical resistance
- Tested heat, humidity and chemical resistance
- Strength and stiffness for metal replacement
- Dimensional stability
Easy to process, good moldability
At-a-glance guide to DuPont polymer properties and application development opportunities.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
Lighter Engine Cover Components
DuPont collaborated with Nissan Europe to develop lighter, less expensive engine covers durable enough to replace metal in the Pathfinder® and Navara®.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Heat Resistant Plastics
DuPont offers a wide range of heat resistant plastics to replace metal, ceramics and other polymers in uses from automotive engines to oil and gas production.
DuPont was the first company to commercialize a PA1010 polymer for the automotive market. Zytel® RSLC 1610 is a PA1010 specifically formulated to provide better thermal properties and chemical resistance to biodiesel fuel, compared with the materials it replaced.
- Polymer Properties Guide
Plastic Design Solutions
Examples of innovative plastic design solutions created by DuPont, in collaboration with customers worldwide.
Low-Friction Mechanical Plastics
DuPont™ Vespel® parts and shapes and DuPont™ Delrin® acetal resin are high-strength, low-friction mechanical plastics that deliver performance for automotive, consumer, and industrial applications.
- Electrical Insulation Systems
Innovative Ideas for Metal Replacement
DuPont collaborates with customers worldwide to develop innovative metal replacement applications to make cars, planes and other equipment more fuel- and cost-efficient.
Innovation Centers Featuring Polymers
DuPont Performance Polymers brings global knowledge to local application development at innovation center facilities located in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
DuPont Plastic Design Guide
From material selection to tolerances, the Plastic Design Guide details 10 top tips for effective design, efficient production, and successful products.