At DSM, we have developed a hydrolysis resistant polybutylene terephthalate (HR-PBT) portfolio, which delivers exceptional hydrolysis resistance. Our Arnite HR-PBT material demonstrates very stable performance for more than 3,000 hours in an aging test environment at 85°C and 85% relative humidity, as well as USCAR (simulation) 3, 4 and 5 norms. These are standard norms used for performance evaluation of these materials.
Our Arnite HR-PBT achieves excellent high-temperature performance without the need for heat stabilizers, thus avoiding possible corrosion problems with metallic contacts. Its very low moisture absorption ensures high dimensional stability for safe and reliable parts.
In addition to excellent mechanical properties, Arnite HR-PBT delivers a cost-effective material with swift processing times and global security of supply, avoiding the turmoil the industry has experienced with PA66 supply issues. Our Arnite HR-PBT portfolio is designed to address even more stringent testing validations as the trend towards electric-powered and autonomous road vehicles picks up.
More information about DSM’s Arnite HR-PBT portfolio can be found here. Also, you can contact us for more information or to request test samples, or visit plasticsfinder.com.