Make magic with plastic: Thin and reliable USB Type-C connectors
Stanyl and ForTii have high CTI (Comparative Tracking Index) ratings well above 400V, which are a measure of their ability to provide electrical insulation. Alternative materials show a short break during CTI testing, resulting in a serious performance and safety issue for the complete device when in use and exposed to particles, moisture, sweat or other pollution due to electrical tracking. DSM high performance polyamides offer an ideal balance of toughness and stiffness. Furthermore, the flame retardant additive systems that they incorporate to provide a UL 94 V-0 rating contain no halogens.
USB Type-C receptacle walls are 25% of the previous generation. For the plug they are even thinner at 0.12 mm. The excellent processability of Stanyl and ForTii provides connector designers with flexibility in component structure and tooling design. Stanyl and ForTii can be used to produce connectors with wall thicknesses as thin as 0.12 mm and which still have the required high mechanical properties. Their high flow in combination with high weld-line strength ensure the required high pin pull-out strength.
So is now the right time for you to Make Magic with plastics?