Ixef® PARA’s highly aromatic structure results in lower and slower water absorption than typical polyamides, which are highly sensitive to humidity. Water absorption for Ixef® 1022 (50% glass fiber) is only 0.16% after 24 hours of water immersion at room temperature.
Moisture Absorption, 24h at 23 °C
Good Chemical Resistance
Ixef® compounds are highly resistant to aqueous solutions of wide range of chemicals and cleaning fluids as well as to common solvents, such as:
- Aliphatic hydrocarbons
- Aromatic hydrocarbons
- Chlorinated solvents
Testing also shows good resistance to standard engine oil (Type SAE 10W30) after 2,000 hours at 120°C (248°F) and to automotive fuels after 2,000 hours at 40°C (104°F).