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DSM launches new halogen-free flame retardant Stanyl products for electronics market

Singapore, SG, 29 Oct 2012 12:00 CET

DSM has launched a series of new halogen-free flame retardant Stanyl compounds for the electronics market, namely, Stanyl® SC50 and Stanyl MC50. Manufacturers of connectors, sockets and electronics components can now enjoy the traditional strengths of Stanyl products such as toughness and high flow with more reliable and trouble free processability. This new generation of materials incorporates technology to address issues associated with other High Temperature Polyamides. Products are being commercially sold and sample quantities are also available.

Aiming to address the increasing demand on the miniaturization and integration of electronic products, the new products of Stanyl show exceptional higher performance over conventional halogen-free HTPA materials, such as much higher flow, thin wall strength and Glow Wire Ignition Temperature at end use part.

These products have opened a new door for our customers,” says Jason Lee, DSM’s Global Segment Manager of IO & FPC Connectors. “The halogen-free requirement has narrowed the material choice of the industry. As a provider of innovative and sustainable solutions for the electronics industry, we’re bringing these series of new products based on new flame retardant technology to offer a wider choice for our customers.”

Commercially available Halogen Free flame retardants for HTPA were found to compromise considerably on many performance of the material. One of the biggest challenges is the corrosion of the injection molding machine. As a result, DSM decided to use its Bright Science to develop halogen free flame retardant Stanyl grades without corrosion. “DSM’s unique flame retardant solution has enabled us to provide stable supply of process friendly products to the market. We are offering Stanyl SC50 with UL94 V-0 rating and Stanyl MC50 with UL94 V-2 rating” commented Mr. Lee.

The electronics industry continues to experience rapid growth, driven by rising wealth in the high growth economies, as well as the speed of innovation and shrinking product lifespan in the consumer electronics sector.

As a recognized partner of the electronics industry, we need to sense and capture all the potential trends and challenges that our customers face, and keep coming up with better innovative solutions in response with speed, so that we can be more competitive in the market,” said Mr. Lee. “We aim for our solutions to make a positive difference to people’s lives, today and for generations to come.”