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Ascend to highlight PA66 solutions for thermal management, NVH at auto conferences

Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, will exhibit its latest solutions for automotive powertrains and noise, vibration and harshness dampening at two conferences this week.

At the ITB Electrified Vehicle Thermal Management and Engine Air/Cooling Systems conference in Novi, Michigan, Ascend representatives will be on hand June 13 and 14 to highlight the company’s growing suite of PA66 engineered plastics designed to withstand the unique environments found under the hoods of internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric vehicles.

Among the solutions will be Vydyne™ hydrolysis and heat-stabilized grades used to make radiator end tanks, air ducts and EV cooling lines. These materials withstand both immediate and prolonged exposure to high operating temperatures and contact with cooling fluids, engine oil and other liquids.

In hybrids and EVs, connectors that can withstand high voltages are critical to the vehicles’ safety, reliability and performance. Ascend’s corrosion-resistant Vydyne J series and the non-halogenated flame-retardant Vydyne ECO series will be among the solutions profiled for EV applications.

At the SAE Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition, the company will showcase its recently released Vydyne R433H, which offers improved energy absorption over traditional glass-filled PA66 and is used in body-in-white structural insert applications to reduce weight while maintaining rider comfort and safety.

“PA66’s unique properties make it an exceptionally versatile material for use in the automotive industry,” said Phil Jeszke, Ascend’s senior principal global segment leader. “We continue to work with our tier one suppliers and OEMs customers to develop materials and applications that suit their needs, especially as the market evolves.”

Ascend will exhibit at booth 430 at the SAE Noise and Vibration Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 11 and 12.