“There were two main factors behind the use of our polyamide 6 in the new oil pan. It fulfills the key requirements regarding thermal and oil resistance, toughness and surface quality and is much cheaper than any comparable polyamide 66,” explains Christof Boden, expert in plastic components in vehicle oil circuits at LANXESS. IBS Filtran has extensively investigated the oil and thermal resistance of the polyamide 6 reinforced with 35% by weight of short glass fibers. Endurance tests at 150°C in various transmission oils have shown that in terms of aging, there is no difference from a comparable polyamide 66. In fact, polyamide 6 has somewhat better impact resistance and elongation at break, which means that the oil pan is generally better able to cope with stone chippings. The excellent surface quality that can be achieved with the compound is another benefit. These outstanding surface characteristics in the area around the oil pan gasket, for example, help the gasket to work well. Polyamide 6 also exhibits less shrinkage, which has a similar effect because it results in less warpage. The material's good weldability is another of its strengths. The inner shell of the oil filter is joined to the main body of the pan by means of vibration welding. “The weld seam demonstrates tremendous strength and is therefore capable of reliably withstanding the pressure,” says Boden.
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