DuPont™ Zytel® PLUS nylon gets it's ability to withstand long term exposure to heat and chemicals from SHIELD Technology, only from DuPont. DuPont™ SHIELD Technology combines several innovations, including a new polymer backbone, polymer modifications and a special set of additives, to enhance many performance characteristics.
For example, DuPont™ Zytel® PLUS - can:
- withstand 4,000 hours of exposure to hot air
- withstand more than 3,000 hours exposure to hot oil and 3000 hours exposure to hot automotive coolant
- last 2 to 3 times longer than other nylons exposed to aggressive chemicals – such as road salt – and hot environments
- retain most of its weld strength after 1000 hours at 210 degrees C, while traditional materials have dropped to almost zero.
These improvements are achieved while maintaining excellent processability and delivering superior surface aesthetics.
The following data charts illustrate the step-change in performance.