Thermal management design Greater light-weighting potential: Corrugated tubes instead of metal and rubber

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

Belgium — A new technique to manufacture a more flexible, extruded corrugated tubing with varying wall thicknesses and diameters is set to help meet new thermal management design challenges stemming from combining internal combustion engine (ICE) and e-mobility technologies including batteries, e-motors, and power electronics.

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Corrugated tubing made from Ryton PPS broadens the range of under-the-hood thermal management applications.
Corrugated tubing made from Ryton PPS broadens the range of under-the-hood thermal management applications.
(Source: Solvay)

Solvay and Maincor Rohrsysteme pioneer a technique to manufacture a more flexible, extruded corrugated tubing with varying wall thicknesses and diameters. This advance is to help meet new thermal management design challenges.

This follows the introduction of Solvay’s Ryton PPS mono-layer extrusion grade Ryton XE3500BL, a high-performance resin now fully optimized for the production of corrugated tubing and commercially available worldwide, the company announced, continuing that leading automotive OEMs had specified this durable, lightweight material to replace heavier and bulkier rubber tubing/metal clamp systems to develop more flexible and agile solutions for fluid delivery lines. According to the manufacturer, Ryton PPS has high thermal stability up to 200 °C, good dimensional stability even at elevated temperatures and in harsh environments, mechanical strength, ductility, toughness, high chemical resistance and is inherently flame retardant.

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