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plastic news LanxessSpecialty chemicals company Lanxess has expanded its portfolio of Durethan-brand, flame-retardant polyamide 6 compounds to include two new product grades that are highly reinforced with glass fibers.

In addition to outstanding flame retardance, both display high strength and stiffness combined with good toughness. They are ideal for components subject to high mechanical load, such as structural parts in industrial machines that must meet flame retardance requirements, and molded case circuit breakers (MCCB). “In addition, they are a substitute for die-cast metals and thermosets, when the high stiffness of these materials is not needed,” says Alexander Radeck, applications development expert in the High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit, adding: “Processors benefit from the high design freedom and cost-efficiency afforded by injection molding.”

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