Nylene® Materials: The Superior Choice for Fuel and Fluid Applications, Outperforming Other Materials with Exceptional Performance and Cost Competitiveness
Nylene® materials offer superior performance for fuel tanks and components, making them an ideal alternative to steel or other plastics. Some key benefits of Nylene materials include:
- Toughness and impact resistance
- Carb compliant in single layer
- Excellent environmental stress crack resistance up to 248°F (120°C)
- Heat resistance up to 250°F (121°C)
- Low coefficient of friction
- Fuel and hydrocarbon resistance
- Abrasion resistance
- Corrosion resistance
Nylene materials are specially developed polymers and copolymers that meet strict permeation requirements for fuel-related applications. They outperform other materials in terms of permeability, process stability, mechanical properties, and costs.
Using Nylene materials, processors can produce thin wall tanks that meet the stringent EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) evaporative emission regulations, whether as a single-layer or part of a multi-layer system. This reduces the risk of failure and scrap, making it an extremely cost-competitive option.
Nylene® materials can be processed using a variety of methods, including injection molding, blow molding, and extrusion. Injection molding is commonly used for producing fuel and fluid connectors, while blow molding is ideal for producing tanks and canisters. Extrusion is used to produce fuel lines and hoses. Regardless of the method used, Nylene materials can be easily processed, resulting in high-quality parts with excellent mechanical properties and low permeability.
Nylene® materials are flexible and can be processed through various methods. Here are some key details on the different methods used and what they’re ideal for:
- Injection molding: This method is commonly used to make fuel and fluid connectors.
- Blow molding: Ideal for producing tanks and canisters.
- Extrusion: The preferred method for making fuel lines and hoses.
Nylene materials are easy to process, irrespective of the method used, resulting in parts with superior mechanical properties and low permeability.
Some key end uses for Nylene materials in fuel and fluid applications include:
- Hydraulic tanks
- Chemical tanks
- Pneumatic fuel lines
- Single-layer tanks
- Multi-layer tanks
- Fresh air vents
- Filler necks
- Fuel lines
- Fuel and fluid connectors
Nylene’s specialty nylon grades are perfect for a range of fuel and fluid requirements. Compared to other materials, such as steel or other plastics, Nylene materials excel in aggressive fuels, making them the go-to choice for manufacturers looking to simplify production and reduce emissions.
Ready to switch to superior plastic materials for your fuel tanks and components? Discover the benefits of Nylene® materials including toughness, resistance to abrasion, corrosion, and more. Explore the different end uses and see how Nylene materials can help you meet stringent regulations while reducing costs. Contact us today to learn more!