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Envalior at the “Plastics in E&E Applications” SKZ conference

  • Unique product portfolio of engineering plastics and high-performance thermoplastics for the E&E sector
  • Establishment of material cycles that conserve resources and protect the climate
  • Presentation on thermally conductive plastics

Düsseldorf, September 12, 2023 – Envalior will use the “Fuse Box Meets Dryer – Plastics in E&E Applications” conference organized by the South German Plastics Center (SKZ) to highlight its leading position as an innovation partner for the international electrical and electronics (E&E) industry. “We resulted from the merger of two industry leaders – namely DSM Engineering Materials and LANXESS High Performance Materials – which were both long-standing development partners of the global E&E sector. We can therefore offer this industry a unique, versatile portfolio of tailor-made products and accompanying services ranging from engineering plastics to high-performance thermoplastics,” explains Alexander Radeck, E&E manager in technical marketing at Envalior. At the SKZ conference, Envalior will also focus on products and solutions with which the company supports the sustainable transformation of the global economy toward material cycles that conserve resources and protect the climate. Moreover, Envalior experts will give a presentation on the advantages of thermally conductive plastics in the thermal management of assemblies for electric vehicles. The SKZ conference will take place on September 20 and 21, 2023, in Veitshöchheim, Germany.

Everything from a single source
Envalior’s product range for the E&E industry includes, for example, polyamide 6, polyamide 66, PET and PBT compounds from the Akulon®, Arnite®, Durethan®, Novamid® and Pocan® ranges, which are halogen-free and flame-retardant, boast excellent creepage current resistance, are particularly hydrolytically stable in hot and humid environments or cause barely any electrical corrosion thanks to their metal- and halide-free additivation. Highlights of the high-performance thermoplastics include the polyamide 46 compounds Stanyl® and the polyphthalamides of the ForTii® series. The latter are characterized by excellent strength and rigidity at continuous operating temperatures of up to 160 °C, are chemically very resistant and partially based on biological raw materials. The compounds of the Stanyl® series exhibit high-grade mechanical properties at high temperatures, excellent frictional behavior and high wear resistance. “The advantage of this wide range of products and properties is that we can meet the E&E industry’s diverse requirements and our customers can procure all associated products from a single source,” says Radeck.

On the road to climate neutrality
On the topic of sustainability, Envalior presents an interactive sustainability tool on a monitor that illustrates the various approaches to sustainable product design. For example, it presents the polyamide 6 Durethan® BLUEBKV60H2.0EF, 92 percent of whose raw materials are alternative materials such as cyclohexane, which is bio-based or biologically recycled or comes from chemical recycling. The construction material is strengthened with glass fibers comprising industrial glass waste instead of mineral raw materials. “Our products based on sustainable raw materials underline the company’s goal of achieving climate neutrality and the greatest possible independence from fossil-based raw materials with the aid of resource-conserving material cycles,” says Radeck.

Simulation-based geometry optimization increases heat dissipation
Envalior’s presentation titled “Thermally Conductive Plastics in the On-Board Power Supply of Electric Vehicles” will be held at the conference at 10:20 a.m. on September 21, 2023. It will briefly address the necessity of using thermally conductive plastics because of the increasing current densities in the on-board power supplies of electric vehicles. In addition to the theoretical foundations of the thermal conduction of polymers, it will then explain how thermally conductive fillers influence the mechanical properties of the compounds. The range of applications of Envalior’s thermally conductive compounds will be outlined on the basis of selected products. The example of a connector will be used to show how such plastics help to dissipate heat efficiently. Heat dissipation can be dramatically increased when the connector geometry is optimized with support from simulations. Calculated values and those determined in laboratory tests match closely here.


For more information on the products and services provided by Envalior, visit https://envalior.com/products-services/.

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HiAnt® services, with which Envalior supports its customers from the E&E industry, include customer-specific material optimization, the development of component concepts, the simulation of production processes and structural component properties, and tests of finished parts.

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