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Polyamides: Performance and Innovation a Sustainable Approach to Engineering Plastics

Polyamides: Performance and Innovation a Sustainable Approach to Engineering Plastics

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    • POLYAMIDES:Performance and Innovation a Sustainable Approach to Engineering Plastics Michael CainChief Executive Officer and Vice-President, RadiciPlastics USA 5th American Nylon Symposium Atlanta, 30th March 2012
    • TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileTrends in Polyamide DemandPolyamides in Plastics: OpportunitiesSustainability & PerformanceFinal remarks
    • RADICIGROUP: Our Numbers in 2011 Consolidated Sales (Millions of Euro) For Chemicals, Plastics and Synthetic Fibres 3 €1.24 Bilion Personnel 3.500
    • RADICIGROUP Worldwide
    • Radicigroup Product Applications
    • RadiciGroup Nylon 66 Chain
    • Polyamide 66 Production Units Radici Chimica SpA - Novara - ItalyPA 66ADIPIC ACIDNITRIC ACIDSALT 66HEXAMETHYLENEDIAMINERadici Chimica Deutschland GMBH - Zeitz - GermanyADIPIC ACIDNITRIC ACIDCYCLOHEXANOLCYCLOHEXANONE
    • RadiciGroup Nylon 6 Chain
    • Polyamide 6 Production UnitsRadici FilCasnigo – ItalyPA 6 poly,PA 6/66 Carpet yarn,PA66 HTYRadici YarnVilla d’Ogna – ItalyPA6 Poly,PA 6/66 Textile FilamentPA6 Staple
    • RadiciGroup – The Strength of an Integrated Chain
    • RadiciGroup – Global Player in Engineering Plastics
    • RadiciGroup: Worldwide Polymer Brands
    • TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileTrends in Polyamide DemandPolyamides in Plastics: OpportunitiesSustainability & PerformanceFinal remarks
    • World Polyamide Demand Outlook 2010-2020• Nylon by 2020 expected to grow 1.4% in fibres and 4.7% in plastics.• Most increase in Fibres expected in Asia and emerging countries, for core nylon business: Technical applications (tire cord, airbags, industrial uses), textile applications (intimate, sportswear, Hosiery)• Demand in Engineering Plastics driven by Automotive Trends and GDP growth for E/E, consumer and industrial applications Annual Average Growth 2000/10 2010/20 PA FIBRES -1.0% 1.4% PA PLASTICS 4.1% 4.7% PA6&66 TOTAL 0.9% 3.0%
    • World PA6&66 Market TrendsStrong growth forecast in both PA6 and PA66plastics:• the share of plastics in PA66 is expected to be over 50% in 2015 and to reach 56% in 2020.• In PA6 the share of plastics (incl. Film) is expected to be 46% in 2015 and 50% in 2020. Annual Average Growth 2000/10 2010/20 PA66 FIBRES -3.2% 1.9% PA66 PLASTICS 3.1% 4.7% PA66 TOTAL -0.7% 3.3% Annual Average Growth 2000/10 2010/20 PA6 FIBRES 0.1% 1.2% PA6 PLASTICS 4.8% 4.8% PA6 TOTAL 1.8% 2.9%
    • North American Polyamide Market trendsGrowth by 4.5% expected in EP(incl. film).The share of nylon EP was 42 % in 2010 and is forecast toreach 51% in 2020 Annual Average Growth 2000/10 2010/20 PA FIBRES -6.0% 1.0% PA PLASTICS -0.3% 4.5% PA6&66 TOTAL -4.0% 2.6% 100% 1,979 1,174 1,318 1,571 1,711 100% 90% 90% 577 80% 462 559 80% 754 871 70% 70% 60% 60% 50% 50% 40% 40% 1,402 30% 712 759 30% 817 840 20% 20% 10% 10% 0% 0% 2000 2009 2010 2015 2020 PA FIBRES PA PLASTICS PA DEMAND (Thousands of Metric Tonnes) Source: PCI Nylon
    • PA66 & 6 Market Trends in North America Share of PA66 plastics: Share of PA6 plastics : • In 2010 was 41% • In 2010 was 44 % • In 2020 forecast to reach 51% • In 2020 up to 51% Annual Average Growth Annual Average Growth 2000/10 2010/20 2000/10 2010/20PA66 FIBRES -6.8% 0.9% PA6 FIBRES -4.6% 1.2%PA66 PLASTICS -0.6% 5.0% PA6 PLASTICS 0.0% 4.0%PA66 TOTAL -4.8% 2.8% PA6 TOTAL -2.9% 2.5% PA6 PLASTICS PA6 FIBRES PA66 PLASTICS PA66 FIBRES 2020 380 364 492 476 2015 317 357 437 460 2010 257 324 302 435 2009 226 311 235 401 2000 256 521 321 881 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% (Thousands of Metric Tonnes) Source: PCI Nylon
    • TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileTrends in Polyamide DemandPolyamides in Plastics: OpportunitiesSustainability & PerformanceFinal remarks
    • Polyamides in Plastics:Versatile, Cost-Effective, PerformingThe PA Advantages End uses Key Requirements High Temperature resistance and Mechanical Automotive dimensional stability, Performance Resistance to vibration, surface appearance Resistance E&E Flame retardant Excellent combination of Packaging Easy to process Film mechanical, optical and barrier properties Reliable, long lasting,Large component Industrial Mechanical and Chemical Applications design window Resistance
    • Polyamide EPs End-Uses North America End-Use Split 2010 Extrusion & others 24% Automotive 39% Other industrial markets 22% Electrical 15% Average growth 2010-15 Total Polyamides 4.7% Automotive 7.6% Electrical 4.0% Other industrial markets 2.5% Extrusion & others 1.8%Source: RadiciGroup Corporate Marketing on AWJ Consulting 20
    • PA Plastics Demand Drivers Building automotive E&E industryVolume Increase inEnd-Use industries ++++ ++ +Substitution ofTraditional Materials ++++ ++New ApplicationDevelopment + + +Substitution ofother Polymers - -
    • Key Market DriversLightweight for reduced Fuel ConsumptionChanging Engine EnvironmentSmaller packaging requirementsIncreased demand for Turbo Charged EngineLonger vehicles life timeSafetyAnd Sustainability:Reduced Carbon FootprintRecycling: Industrial & End-of Life,Recycled ContentBio-based MaterialsEnergy Efficiency
    • Polyamide Application TrendsKey Market drivers translate into:More Plastics (PA), aluminum, carbon fiberHigher penetration of PA in components:- Oil pans, Engine covers, Bumper stiffeners,- Transmission cross beamsMetal/Plastic Combination Molding
    • Polyamide Performance RequirementsKey Market drivers translate intoEnhanced PA Performance RequirementsImproved Property Retention after AgeingLonger life timeBetter Chemical Properties RetentionEnhanced Mechanical/electrical PropertiesEasy processing, component designat competitive pricing
    • Polyamide DevelopmentsPA6&66 Synergy of Chemicals and Plastics• PA66 Engineering Plastics for High Temperature Applications: • better properties retention at high temperature versus standard grades, • metal substitution, even on very critical thermal conditions, such as on the new turbo charged engines.• High Flow PA 66&6 for Metal Substitution and higher productivity• Eco-sustainable PA6.10 and other special polyamides for Engineering Plastics for Injection Molding, Extrusion and for Fibers
    • High Temperature Resistant PA66 Radilon®A HHR for Injection Molding Radilon A RV350 HHR 3800 Ner : Heat Ageing in Air 250 200 Tensile Strength at Break (Mpa) 150 170 °C 190 °C 100 200 °C 210 °C 50 0 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 Time (h) Radilon® A RV350 HHR 3800 Ner: Tensile Strength measured at temperature of 170, 190, 200, 210°C. After 2000h at 210°C the tensile strength is still more than 50% of its initial value.Radilon® A RV350 HHRAt the hot air temperature until 210°C this brand new material: • better properties retention at high temperature versus standard grades, • ideal for metal substitution, even on very critical thermal conditions, such as on the new turbo charged engines Euro V and Euro VI. Can often replace special polymers such as PPA, PPS, PA4,6.Typical applications: Charge air cooler Resonators Turbo air ducts
    • High Fill Level PA66 & PA6 for Metal ReplacementNew grade 50% GF PA66 Radilon® A RV500 RW BK339 that offers: Higher stiffness Higher deformation at break Improved welding line resistance Higher impact resistance Stress-Strain Curves Comparison (23°C, DAM, ISO 527) Stress-Strain Curves Comparison (23°C, DAM) ISO 527 300 Double Injection 120 250 100 200 Stress (Mpa) 80 Stress (Mpa) 150 Radilon A RV500 RW 339 Blk 60 Radilon A RV500 RW 339 Blk PA66-GF50 PA66-GF50 100 40 50 20 0 0 0,00% 0,50% 1,00% 1,50% 2,00% 2,50% 3,00% 0,00% 0,50% 1,00% 1,50% Strain (%) Strain (%)New grades 50% to 60% GF PA6 Radilon® S URV500Land Radilon® S URV600 L that offer: High stiffness Higher flowability Higher productivity
    • Eco-sustainable PA6.10Radilon® D• obtained from the polycondensation of 1,6 –hexamethylene diamine and 1,10-decanedioic acid (sebacic acid)• bio-based polyamide 6.10 family contains 60% of raw material coming from renewable sourcesEnd uses Fibres /monofil enduses Engineering Plastics end usesPA6.10 for Fibres/monofilament Key performances Improved mechanical properties High resistance to stain (low polarity) Low moisture absorption Highly bacteriostatic High resilience High resistance to detergents
    • Eco-sustainable PA6.10Radilon® D PA6.10Key Performances• Low density-lower moisture absorption and high dimensional stability in humid environments• improved chemical resistance (including against zinc chloride, glycols and road salt solutions) versus PA6 & PA66• Better thermal resistance than PA11 & PA12• Good mechanical properties Target Applications• Flexible and semi-flexible air• Hoses Fuel quick connectors and lines• Cable ties• Automotive conditioning system pipes• Brake depression pipe
    • TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileTrends in Polyamide DemandPolyamides in Plastics: OpportunitiesSustainability & PerformanceFinal remarks
    • PA 6&66 Performance and Sustainability Global Energy Requirement (GER) and Mechanical Properties GER/Tensile Strength (MJ eq/Mpa) 5,00 4,00 3,84 3,28 3,00 2,79 1,93 2,00 1,67 1,54 1,35 1,42 1,00 0,00 PA66 PA6 PP LDPE HDPE PC PETa hiPS Polyamide shows the Best Performance Source: PA6 and PA66: Radici Group Others Polymer: Plastic Europe
    • PA 6&66 Performance and SustainabilityGlobal Energy Requirement (GER)and Elastic Modulus GER/Young’s Modulus (MJ eq/Gpa) 200,00 177,66 150,00 100,00 81,78 46,26 41,40 50,08 47,46 47,12 50,00 27,84 0,00 PA66 PA6 PP LDPE HDPE PC PETa hiPS Polyamide shows good Performance Source: PA6 and PA66: Radici Group Others Polymer: Plastic Europe
    • RADICIGROUP AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCEContinuing efforts to reduce environmental impact Source:Radici Group 34
    • RadiciGroup – Expertise in Chemicals, Plastics, Fibres and RecyclingIntegrated chain – Waste recycling - plastics most efficient use –high recycled content, good retention of mechanical properties
    • TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileTrends in Polyamide DemandPolyamides in Plastics: OpportunitiesSustainability & PerformanceFinal remarks
    • Final RemarksMarket drivers PA plastics Lightweight, changing engine environment, reduced carbon footprint Durability, Safety, Higher Temperature performanceSustainability : Strength of the integrated chain for process efficiency, innovation and new product development matching sustainability and best technical features More Post-consumer Recycling- plastics most efficient use Bio-based materials Cooperation along the supply chain among industry players needed to foster for a sustainable future
    • RADICIGROUP Chemicals- Polymers- Engineering Plastics - Fibres Global Expertise in Polyamides Thank You ! 38www.radicigroup.com