Rhodia's Brazil team makes plastic substitutes for engine parts

11 May 2011 23:02  [Source: ICIS news]

SAO PAULO (ICIS)--France-based specialty chemicals producer Rhodia is exporting special engineering plastic made with Brazilian technology for producing parts for engines and other automobile components, the company’s global president said on Wednesday.

The company’s plastic can be used to substitute certain parts of metal engines. While the product costs more than aluminium, the extra cost is offset by energy savings, according to Rhodia.

The product, which was developed by Rhodia’s Brazilian team, is being exported to the US and Europe, said Francois Hincker, president of Rhodia’s engineering plastics global business unit.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the Brasilplast trade fair and conference.       

The extension of TechnylStar technology, as Rhodia’s plastic is named, has been designed for the production of small parts, including technical valves for the automotive as well as other industries, the company added.     

Brasilplast is a major fair for the plastics industry in South America, and is organised and promoted by Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado, a joint venture made up of Reed Exhibitions and Alcantara Machado.

Brasilplast runs 9-13 May. 


By: Hellen Berger
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