Excellent Combination of Mechanical Strength and Aesthetics

Ixef® PARA is a polyarylamide that provides an excellent combination of mechanical strength and aesthetics. Its remarkable strength and rigidity stems from its 50% to 60% glass reinforcement profiles. Ixef® PARA produces a naturally reflective shell that is glass-free, high-gloss and resin-rich.


Why Ixef®

Why Ixef®

To meet the specific demands of a wide range of markets, Ixef® PARA compounds are available in a variety of grades that offer unique performance, mechanical and aesthetic features. From custom colors to grades with unrivaled resistance properties, Ixef® PARA grades possess the properties required to replace metal in a myriad of critical applications and components.

Characteristics and Properties

Ixef® PARA’s broad product family gives you numerous ways to optimize performance, processing and price. Its high flow, dimensional stability, and high strength and stiffness make it suitable for replacing metal in a wide range of structural applications where aesthetics are important. Characteristics and properties found across the product line include:

  • High rigidity
  • Outstanding mechanical stress resistance
  • Rigidity and injectability into complex and thin shapes
  • Impeccable surface finishes
  • Excellent low creep
  • Slow rate of water absorption

Markets and Applications



With similar tensile strength of traditional cast metals and alloys, Ixef® PARA provides ideal dimensional stability. Highflow grades of Ixef® PARA can help produce appliance components that exhibit reliable rigidity and dimensional stability. Additionally, there are Ixef® PARA compounds that were developed to suit FDA regulations. Typical applications include:

  • Levers
  • Oven Handles
  • Coffee Drip Grids
  • External Housing Components
Automotive and Mobility

Automotive and Mobility

Ixef® PARA compounds help manufacturers and OEMs in the automotive industry address major weight saving challenges. The Ixef® PARA compounds with high levels of glass fiber reinforcement can provide the excellent strength and rigidity needed without compromising on aesthetics. Typical applications include:

  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Electric Vehicles
Electrical and Electronics

Electrical and Electronics

When strength and rigidity are important, manufacturers in electrical and electronic markets can place their trust in Ixef® PARA. Ixef® PARA can replace metal components with ease by offering unparalleled design flexibility and other mechanical properties. Typical applications include:

  • Mobile Phones
  • Tablets
  • Laptops


Ixef® PARA allows manufacturers to produce efficient, single-use equipment for healthcare that can be sterilized in bulk. This material can also withstand high-energy gamma rays without dramatic changes in its appearance or physical capabilities. Typical applications include:

  • Inserters
  • Curettes
  • Needle Holders
  • Forceps
  • Retractors
  • Extractors
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