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INVISTA’s New Novadyn™ Transparent Polyamides Provide a Major Boost to Traditional Nylon’s Conditioned Properties


March 16, 2015
By Business Wire News

WILMINGTON, Del.

INVISTA has launched Novadyn™ polyamides – transparent polymers that can also be used as differentiated blend additives to improve traditional nylon performance. Novadyn™ polyamides are highly versatile semi-aromatic polyamides with a unique combination of performance, cost effectiveness and recycled content.

Novadyn™ DT/DI polyamide brings value to customers who require parts that are both transparent and chemically-resistant.

“We designed Novadyn™ DT/DI polyamide for transparent applications where polycarbonate struggles with chemical resistance or where more costly transparent polymers may be over-specified,” said Allen Reihman, director of new business development for INVISTA.

As a blend additive for traditional nylons, Novadyn™ DT/DI polyamide significantly improves conditioned mechanical properties for nylon 6,6 and nylon 6, including up to 43 percent improvement in conditioned flexural strength and stiffness.

“The nylon world is not ‘dry as molded,’” said Reihman. “In humid environments, Novadyn™ polyamides can boost traditional nylon properties, enable thinner parts and enhance light-weighting initiatives.”

INVISTA is showcasing Novadyn™ polyamides at the NPE International Plastics Showcase (booth S12095) March 23-27 in Orlando, Florida.

Novadyn™ DT/DI and Novadyn™ DT polyamides can also be used to modify crystallinity, boost glass transition temperature and reduce costs. These products can be considered for molding, film, filament and fiber processing applications. Novadyn™ polyamides can be used in a variety of applications including automotive, electrical, industrial and consumer products. To learn more, visit www.Novadyn.INVISTA.com. Request samples at nisp@INVISTA.com.

About INVISTA

With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit INVISTA.com.

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INVISTA
Jodie Stutzman, 316-828-1786
Jodie.Stutzman@INVISTA.com