VESTAMID® Terra DS is 100 percent natural and in many applications outperforms the niche long-chain nylons. VESTAMID® Terra DS is semicrystalline, which is the reason for its high mechanical resistance and chemical stability. It absorbs only little water. As a result its mechanical properties vary little when exposed to changing environmental humidity, and the material features a high dimensional stability. Because of its chemical and physical properties, and the plant origin of its monomers, VESTAMID® Terra DS is an interesting addition to conventional longer-chain polyamides, and it also meets the growing demand for materials made from renewable raw materials.
VESTAMID® Terra DS (PA 1010) at a glance:
100% based on bio-renewables
Carbon Footprint: 4.0 kg CO2eq.
High mechanical strength
Good UV and chemical resistance
Low water absorption so that the mechanical properties are scarcely affected by changes in atmospheric humidity
For use at high temperatures
High translucency; good transparency with thin walls
Fills a position similar to that of the long-chain high-performance polyamides PA 12 and PA 1212