PolySource to Present Technical Paper at Conference
Dr. Cliff Watkins, director of applications development for Independence, Missouri-based PolySource, will be presenting a technical paper at the 2018 ITB Automotive Energy Storage Systems Conference.
Dr. Cliff Watkins, director of applications development for Independence, Missouri-based PolySource, will be presenting a technical paper titled Aliphatic Polyketone in Fuel Contact Applications at the 2018 ITB Automotive Energy Storage Systems Conference on March 7-8 in Detroit, Michigan.
New performance requirements for fuel tank modules and the entire fuel handling subsystem are driving a change in material from POM to higher heat engineering resins, such as PPA. Watkins said: PPA is more difficult to mold than POM and significantly higher in cost, too. Tier 1 engineers have recognized that polyketone might be the better option than PPA. Polyketone has the moisture resistance and frictional performance of polyacetal, the thermal resistance of polyamide 6 and fuel permeability resistance that is nearly 10 times that of polyamide 12.
Watkins will present a progress report on testing that is underway now in basic material testing, fuel exposure and zinc chloride resistance. Performance benefits obtained with aliphatic polyketone in various fuel contact components also will be highlighted.
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