New generation resin suits fuel tanks

Fina reports that it is commercialising its Finathene WR201B and WR201BN resins suitable for use on fuel tanks. The granulate-based material can produce tanks with weight savings of around 10% over existing high density polyethylene grades, while maintaining compliance with industry fire and impact safety standards .

With a density of 0.9495g/cm3, the resin provides the necessary rigidity for thinner wall mouldings, reducing material usage. The total cost of the fuel tank is further reduced through energy savings in manufacture and faster cycle times.

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