Rhodia Polyamide (Lyons, France) has recently launched two new products, Technyl Force and Technyl SI. Technyl Force is a new long-fiber engineering plastic that is based on the company's Technyl Star high fluidity technology. Reportedly well suited to satisfy energy absorption requirements for an impact on automotive front body panels, the product range allows customers to optimize design and reduce the weight of structural parts (such as machine components, power tools and sports equipment) without compromising the performance. Technyl SI is a new polyamide that, according to the company, offers increased stiffness and up to 20 percent greater impact resistance than other available polyamides.
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