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BASF develops PESU plastic for car parts in contact with hot oil
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:22.Jul.2020

BASF is launching an engineering plastic that is particularly suitable for automotive parts that come into contact with hot oil. The new polyethersulfone (PESU) Ultrason E0510 C2TR shows good tribological properties, high oil resistance and excellent dimensional stability also with wide ranges of temperature fluctuations.

 

The injection-molding grade with ten percent carbon fiber reinforcement can be used within a wide temperature range between -30 and +180°C. It is easy to process because of its low viscosity and therefore its good flow properties. The new grade is now globally available.


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The new polyethersulfone Ultrason E0510 C2TR is particularly suited for automotive parts that come into contact with hot oil.


Ultrason E0510 C2TR enables the manufacture of various car parts that come into contact with oil: oil pumps, oil control pistons, pressure valves and high-speed components in automatic or manual gearboxes. It can also be employed in new applications for alternative drive technologies.

 

Due to its good flow properties parts with wall thicknesses of less than one millimeter can be injection-molded without compromising on their stability, durability and oil resistance. The low coefficient of thermal expansion of 10.4 [10-6/K] ensures parts that are dimensionally stable and that can withstand rapid temperature changes from cold to hot without any damages.

 

Tests according to ASTM G137 have shown that the sliding friction performance outperforms the one of other tribologically optimized high-performance thermoplastics: even at high wear rates, test components show only low wear with virtually unchanged mechanical stability and chemical resistance.

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