DSM Engineering Plastics, one of the world's leading suppliers of engineering thermoplastics, will showcase its Eco solutions at K 2010 in Düsseldorf, Germany, held from 27 October until 3 November 2010. The company will be exhibiting in Hall 6, stand number B11.
A key focus will be DSM Engineering Plastics’ complete portfolio of Halogen Free engineering plastics, developed for a wide range of high-performance applications. Following the introduction of Stanyl® CR, this growing product family now includes Stanyl®, Stanyl® ForTii™; Akulon®; Arnitel® XG; and Arnite® XG.
Complete Halogen Free portfolio in High Performance Polyamide
A market leader in high performance polyamides, DSM offers particular expertise in anticipating and proactively addressing market demand. Based on this, and the company’s widely used, high performance polyamide, Stanyl , DSM has developed several Halogen Free materials. All of these will be prominently featured at K 2010. They include: Stanyl ForTii, a completely new high performance polyamide that extends the application range of current Stanyl products. Besides Stanyl ForTii the Stanyl portfolio offers 2 different high-flow capable grades: Stanyl CR and Stanyl Highflow. Both grades are Halogen Free to meet the industry standard J-STD- 079. Each has been designed by DSM to meet specific customer needs.
Stanyl® ForTii™ is an entirely new high temperature polyamide with Halogen Free, Flame Retardant grades. Due to its low moisture absorption combined with an extremely high stiffness it classifies for the second best moisture level according IPC/JDEC J-STD 020D. Stanyl Fortii extends the application range of current Stanyl products to an even higher temperature range supporting lead-free reflow soldering in most demanding surface mount and pin-in-paste soldering assembly processess. Customers will achieve higher performance in their applications versus previously available materials such as LCP.
Stanyl® CR is a new generation, Halogen Free, Flame Retardant Stanyl grade offering excellent flow, with a UL94-V0 flammability rating for the electronics industry. It is currently in use by leading global connector manufacturers.
“The industry is rapidly moving towards the use of Halogen Free products. With Stanyl CR, customers now have the opportunity to replace previously halogenated stanyl grades while they can continue to rely on the well-known strength of Stanyl. DSM continues to support halogenated grades in parallel to meeting customer requirements and different transition shedules.” said Jason Lee, Global Segment Manager. DSM Engineering Plastics.
The Stanyl® Highflow UL94 HB rated portfolio is meeting market demand for Halogen Free, miniaturization, and cost reduction in the electronics industry. This UL94 HB rated portfolio is completely Halogen Free and has the best flow capability of all previously available materials, making extremely miniaturized designs possible. At the same time, it exhibits maximum productivity meeting demand for cost reductions.
Arnitel® XG is a high-end materials solution developed to replace PVC in wire insulations and cable jackets. Arnitel XG is a Halogen Free Flame Retardant co-polyester that does not contain brominated flame retardants, chlorine or plasticizers. The product has been successfully commercialized for PVC replacement, meeting the stringent safety, reliability and esthetic requirements for external wiring. It is also a more environmentally responsible material vs. PVC.