Lightweight and High-Performance Parts to be Used in Many Applications
From the automotive and the E&E industries to mechanical engineering and consumer goods: the new polyphthalamide (PPA) portfolio by BASF - Ultramid® Advanced consists of five polymers with about 50 compounds. Widely used as a choice for metal replacement allowing greater design options, lower cost and lightweighting compared to parts made from metal.
Ultramid® Advanced molding compounds are available unreinforced, reinforced with glass fibers or minerals and also reinforced with long-glass fibers for special applications. Ultramid® Advanced is known for its high mechanical strength, stiffness and thermal stability. In addition, Ultramid® Advanced offers good firmness at low temperatures, favorable sliding friction behavior and can be processed without any problems.
Ultramid® Advanced can be used for many applications because of it's multiple and custom-made characteristics. Applications include automotive, electrical engineering and electronics, construction, furniture, sanitary ware and more. In addition, Ultramid® Advanced can be processed by a variety of methods including extrusion and injection molding. Characteristics and properties found across Ultramid® product lines include:
The PA9T Ultramid® Advanced N shows constant mechanics up to 100°C (glass transition temperature: 125°C), outstanding chemical resistance and low water absorption as well as very good tribological properties. Typical applications include:
Ultramid® Advanced T1000 (PA6T/6I) is the product group with the highest strength and stiffness and with stable mechanical properties at temperatures of up to 125°C (dry) and 80°C (conditioned). It offers high resistance to humidity and to aggressive media – outperforming conventional polyamides and many other PPA materials on the market. Typical applications include:
Ultramid® Advanced T2000 is the ideal solution for parts that require high, constant stiffness and strength over a broad temperature range in combination with resistance to heat and humidity as well as optional flame-retardant (FR) properties. Common applications include:
Ultramid® T KR was amongst the first PPAs on the market. The PA6T/6 has a high melting point of 295°C and can still easily be processed. It provides high stiffness and strength, especially in the presence of humidity, and is at the same time the PPA material with the highest toughness. It possesses excellent heat resistance: The relative tracking index (RTI) of 160°C at 0.4 mm of Ultramid® T KR4340 G6 is one of the highest RTIs in the whole polyamide market. Typical applications include:
Ultramid® One J is a high-temperature polyamide (PA66/6T) outperforming PA66 in mechanical and dielectric properties in presence of humidity and at elevated temperatures. Ultramid® One J shows high flowability and opens up new, colorful possibilities with even white color shades for miniaturization parts with electrical protection. The UL cards testify to excellent RTI and GWIT values, the used flame-retardant is without halogens. Typical applications include: