Stanyl®’s journey: serendipity inspires innovation

The story of Stanyl starts more than 40 years ago, when there was concern of a possible cotton shortage and that soon only food production would be a priority cornering the cotton industry. Thus, there was a need to replace cotton with a new synthetic fiber.

This was the driver for the Nylon 4 research project at Envalior. Although the project wasn’t considered successful, it laid the groundwork for large scale production of the PA 46 raw material diaminobutane.

According to Ruud Rulkens, research scientist for Envalior, serendipity often inspires innovation, especially in the case of Stanyl. Scientists were open minded to the results gained from the Nylon 4 research project. They did not view the project as a failure, but as an experiment in which they gained valuable information that would be the groundwork for the invention of Stanyl.

To learn about the innovative product development of Stanyl, watch the below Tech Talk presented by Rulkens.

Stanyl® 30 years strong: the story of the world’s most successful high-temperature polyamide

Rulkens will walk you through the different stages of Stanyl’s product development, from the 1970s to now, discuss how Stanyl’s development required multi-discipline collaboration between chemists and physicists, show examples of how research has impacted the Stanyl business development, explain the three unique features that make Stanyl a most successful high-temperature polyamide, and more.  

To learn more about Stanyl visit plasticsfinder.com for related products and application data sheets. Contact us for product inquiries or sample requests.

Candace Roulo

Global Manager of Messaging and Content Development

Published on

22 January 2020


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Candace Roulo

Global Manager of Messaging and Content Development

Candace Roulo is Global Manager of Messaging and Content Development for Envalior. Based in Troy, Michigan, she specializes in writing blogs and articles about advanced materials solutions. Prior to joining Envalior, Candace served in editorial roles at SME and Penton Media. Candace earned her bachelor’s degree in communication, specializing in public relations, at Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

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