Bright Science from DSM

Press Release
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
DSM Engineering Plastics

DSM’s Akulon Fuel Lock enables ICO Polymers’ new solution for rotomoulding monolayer tanks.


Akulon Fuel Lock, an innovative-polyamide 6 technology developed by DSM, forms the basis of a new solution for rotomoulding monolayer tanks, developed by ICO Polymers, a subsidiary of A. Schulman, Inc. and a leading producer of rotational molding polymers.

The monolayer PA6 solution, named Icorene 7620 Fuel Lock, was developed for small engine tanks for off-road vehicles to comply with the latest legislation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which was introduced to minimize emissions from fuel evaporation.


Icorene 7620 Fuel Lock  was launched during the Conference of the Alliance of Roto Moulding Organizations (ARMO), held in Lyon, France, in early October, where it was enthusiastically received by industry insiders who recognize the intrinsic value of this innovation.


The new monolayer PA6 solution is based on the successful Akulon Fuel Lock, an innovative polyamide 6 from DSM, originally designed for injection and blow-moulded fuel tanks that are used for engines in hand-held and ground-supported lawn and garden equipment, as well as recreational, professional landscaping and marine applications.

 

Icorene 7620 Fuel Lock eliminates the need for after-treatment procedures such as the environmentally challenging fluorination process. Moreover, this monolayer solution obviates the need for complex multi-layer concepts, delivering improved equipment efficiency and productivity – and therefore lower energy consumption during processing. In use, the monolayer solution ensures a durable barrier performance over the required liability period of five years, and this does not diminish over time.


The easy-to-process toughened polyamide PA6-based monolayer rotomolding (RTM) solution was designed specifically for the production of small engine tanks for off-road vehicles. Its development was made possible by combining ICO Polymers’ expertise in RTM, particle size reduction and processing - and DSM’s leadership in high performance engineering materials.  


Heinrich Lingnau at ICO Polymers, BU manager of specialty powders for EMEA region, said: “PA6 will surely establish a position in the RTM market because of its combination of high strength, modulus and relative high melt temperature. Working with DSM, we were able to develop this significant innovation that helps to meet the dual challenges of climate and energy.” Dr. Claudine Porcel, R&D manager of ICO Polymers for EMEA region, said: “The improved technology and professionalism of convertors in the RTM market now makes it possible to process PA6 effectively and efficiently.”


Tim Vorage, Application Development Manager of DSM, stated: “Our newly developed cost-effective Akulon  Fuel Lock for the RTM market is the outcome of an intense cooperation with the research department of ICO Polymers. The material not only shows a permeation factor of below 20% of the EPA limit, but it also exhibits high toughness at low temperatures.”


Ralf Ponicki, Global Segment Manager Outdoor Power Equipment of DSM, added: “The rotomoulding solution is very much appreciated by customers that already use our injection and/or blowmoulding solution, since they can now use a solution for permeation reduction from one source with proven technology that gives peace of mind regarding liability.”


Besides EPA compliant tanks, Icorene 7620 Fuel Lock can be used in any applications that require low fuel permeation, low temperature impact performance and UV stability.

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

Maersk Takes Coffee Very Seriously

Maersk acknowledges that coffee is very special, mainly in regards to the processes and requirements involved for it’s shipping. "So we have adapted the way we work so we can meet your needs,

MSC Jade Sails with MAN's Biggest Engine

The largest and most powerful engine from MAN Diesel & Turbo’s portfolio ever designed and built has entered service.   Built by Doosan Engine in Korea and rated at 75,

Statoil’s 50 years to be Recorded

Statoil has decided to launch a large project to write the story about the company for its 50th anniversary in 2022. The University of Oslo has been chosen the

Workboats

Alabama Pilots Order High-speed Launch from Gladding-Hearn

The Alabama Pilot, Inc., in Mobile, Ala., has ordered a Chesapeake Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Delivery of the new 53-footer is scheduled for mid-2017.

SeaPro FourStroke Making Gains in the Commercial Market

Mercury Marine’s family of SeaPro FourStroke outboard engines is suited for high-hour applications and harsh environments, according to the manufacturer, who said

Ulstein Delivers for BS Offshore

The first of two service operation vessels (SOV) ordered in 2015 by Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BS Offshore) and its client Siemens from Ulstein Verft in is now completed,

Environmental

MISC Publishes its 2015 Sustainability Report

MISC Berhad (MISC) today announces the publication of its 2015 Sustainability Report, covering the Company’s commitment, strategy and performance for the year ended

Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award Recipients Named

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2016 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) will be presented to Arthur E. Imperatore, Founder and President of New York Waterways; Donald Marcus,

Orca Energy ESS to Power Fish Farm Support Vessel

Grovfjord Mek. Verksted AS (GMV) has selected Corvus Energy as the supplier of the lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for a fish farm support vessel called GMV ZERO.

Fuels & Lubes

Conrad Shipyard Forms LNG Business Unit

Conrad Shipyard has formed a new business unit focused on LNG projects.   Conrad, builder of North America’s first LNG bunker barge scheduled for 2017 delivery,

Klüber Synthetic Gear Oils Offer Max Efficiency

Klüber Lubrication, manufacturer of specialty lubricants, provides high-performance gear oils that are based on high-grade raw materials and advanced additives,

Alfa Laval Announced Plans for SMM 2016

At SMM 2016, Alfa Laval will mark the 100th anniversary of its first marine separator, and present marine customers with more new solutions.   Over the course of a century,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0692 sec (14 req/sec)