PACCS Eaton has developed new Polymer Air Conditioning Conveyance System (PACCS) lines, which it claims are a lighter-weight alternative to traditional aluminium tubing or rubber lines.

The company says the PACCS lines are up to 50% lighter than traditional air conditioning lines, provide improved gas tightness, and are 90% recyclable at end of life. Composed of a blended thermoplastic material, the PACCS lines are flexible, can withstand greater pressure, and offer greater chemical resistance to oil and refrigerant in high thermal conditions than traditional lines, claims Eaton.

These A/C lines can be used on a range of applications, including passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and agricultural vehicles.