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Ascend to showcase latest Vydyne® PA66 innovations for automotive lightweighting, NVH reduction at Plastimagen México

Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 6,6 resin (PA66), will highlight its new Vydyne® R433H and R435H solutions for automotive lightweighting and noise, vibration and harshness reduction at Plastimagen México 2019.

Used in the body-in-white, Vydyne R433H and R435H help reduce weight without sacrificing safety or comfort. Both grades exhibit superior energy absorption over traditional glass-filled PA66 and are ideally suited for reinforcement sections in downgauged steel and aluminum structures.

In ‘silent’ electric vehicles, lightweighting and NVH reduction are particularly important to minimize power consumption and the transfer of wind and road noises into the passenger compartment. To this end, both Vydyne R433H and R435H are ideally suited in next-generation battery frame and housing applications.

“Plastimagen is the biggest meeting of the plastics industry in Latin America, and we are pleased to underscore our commitment to our automotive customers in the region,” says Dharm Vahalia, Ascend’s senior director for engineering plastics. “We have strong relationships with leading OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in the area and are excited to help them drive innovative solutions for greater efficiency, safety and comfort.”

The Ascend Performance Materials booth will be in Hall B, Stand 2244 at the Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City from April 2 - 5.