STATEMENT: AIAG Update on Design Verification for PA-12 Automotive Resin Replacement

May 01, 2012, 14:20 ET from AIAG

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 30, in response to the potential shortage in PA-12 supply, a resin used pervasively in coatings and connector applications for automotive fuel handling and braking systems, AIAG facilitated the third and final multi-stakeholder workshop to reach consensus on interim design validation process and report (DVP&R) for replacement materials for connectors, multi-layer tubing and assemblies.

After comprehensive review and discussion, the industry has reached consensus and approved these plans. AIAG has formally issued D-35 Interim DVP&R Guidelines due to PA-12 shortages for quick connects, multi-layer tubing and assemblies. This document is now available for free download on AIAG's website (

Abbreviated DVP&R and associated guidelines for metal tubing/rigid tube coatings are still under discussion and the technical committee advises that the current projected completion date is mid-May 2012.

AIAG appreciates the personal and professional commitment made by all participants of our workshops and technical committees. They have, in a very compressed timeframe, provided invaluable strategic direction for all key industry stakeholders interested in common approval criteria of alternative materials during this supply crisis.

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