19 April 2010

Rhodia launches Fuel’In by Technyl®

New product family is specifically developed for fuel contact applications

Rhodia Polyamide announces the launch of Fuel’In by Technyl®, a new product family of Polyamide 6 and 6.6 based solutions for blow-moulding, developed specifically for fuel contact applications. The Polyamide-based product range provides new solutions for fuel storage and transportation, offering high barrier performance and weight reduction of up to 30% without compromising on safety.

Its benefits are designed to meet the individual needs of the targeted market segments, such as the automotive industry, or the industrial and consumer goods sectors, which are subject to continuous stringent evaporative standards.

Based on Rhodia’s polymer chemistry, Fuel’In by Technyl® incorporates the already well-established Technyl® C 536 XT & Technyl® C 548B in addition to brand new products.

Fuel’In by Technyl® allows easy 2D & 3D blow-moulding processing into equipment set for HDPE (high density polyethylene) with minor device optimisation.

Its products are already being used successfully on such applications as automotive fuel filler pipes and heavy motorcycle fuel tanks.

“We are pleased to extend our expertise in Polyamide 6 and 6.6 based solutions to the demanding fuel contact application area with the launch of our Fuel’In by Technyl® family, commented. Vincent Lajotte, Marketing Director, Rhodia‘s Engineering Plastics. “By choosing this new range, Rhodia’s customers will contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of their own solutions, as well as benefiting from the product performance advantages on offer”, he added.”

Rhodia Polyamideis Rhodia’s fully integrated enterprise focusing on Polyamide 6.6. Its strategy rests on three pillars: a high worldwide competitiveness of intermediates & polymers along with strong development of the industrial footprint in fast growing regions; the strengthening of engineering plastics as a growth engine; and a focus on Asia and Brazil as priority regions for expansion beyond our European base. InSouth America, Rhodia Polyamide also holds strong positions in phenol and adiponitrile route, industrial yarns and fibers.

Rhodiais an international chemical company resolutely committed to sustainable development. As a leader in its businesses, the Group aims to improve its customers’ performance through the pursuit of operational excellence and its ability to innovate. Structured around six Enterprises, Rhodia is the partner of major players in the automotive, tire, electronics, perfume, health & beauty and home care markets. The Group employs around 13,600 people worldwide and generated sales of €4.03 billion in 2009. Rhodia is listed on Euronext Paris.

Source: Rhodia, press release, 2010-04-19.

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