Solvay Corrugated Tubing Technology for Light Weighting
Solvay and Maincor Rohrsysteme GmbH & Co KG have pioneered a technique to manufacture more flexible, extruded corrugated tubing with varying wall thicknesses and diameters. This advance will help meet new thermal management design challenges stemming from combining internal combustion engine and e-mobility technologies including batteries, e-motors, and power electronics. This follows the successful introduction of Solvay’s Ryton PPS mono-layer extrusion grade Ryton XE3500BL, a high-performance resin now fully optimized for the production of corrugated tubing and commercially available worldwide. Leading automotive OEMs have specified this durable, lightweight material to replace heavier and bulkier rubber tubing/metal clamp systems to develop more flexible and agile solutions for fluid delivery lines.
Solvay’s Ryton PPS has remarkable thermal stability up to 200 degree Celcius, exceptional dimensional stability even at elevated temperatures and in harsh environments, mechanical strength, ductility, toughness, superior chemical resistance and is inherently flame retardant.