Solvay’s PARA Enables Development of Quieter Clutch Actuator System by FTE
| Subj: Media reviews
Solvay has announced at the recent International CTI Symposium that its Ixef® 1027 polyarylamide (PARA) enabled development of a new clutch actuator system from FTE automotive Group.
Selected to replace a glass-filled polyamide (PA) 6/6 actuator that generated cabin noise at elevated temperatures, Ixef® 1027 PARA introduced lower thermal expansion and higher dimensional stability to the new actuator design, which is now onboard a leading heavy-duty diesel truck series sold in the U. S.
Reduced Cabin Noise
FTE and its customer have managed to reduce cabin noise with each new generation of the manual transmission truck. Ironically, this has caused once relatively quiet functions to become ever more noticeable in recent models.
Ixef® 1027 PARA
Solvay and FTE, who have collaborated for over 20 years, worked together to select Ixef® 1027 PARA.
® Ixef is a registered trademark of Solvay