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Engineering Materials

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Radar Housings

Leading manufacturers of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are seeking to improve performance and reduce costs, particularly for materials used in radar system housing components.

DSM offers many solutions for today’s complex ADAS components, including proven material solutions such as Arnite® PBT.  New Xytron™ PPS material solutions are also being developed to deliver more affordable performance compared to polyetherimide (PEI) thermoplastics.

Popular DSM grades for ADAS

Arnite® TV4 260 S

30% Glass Reinforced

Arnite® (PBT, PET and blends) are high-performance engineering plastics that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics. As a result, Arnite® A (PET)  and Arnite® T (PBT) are well suited for a broad range of automotive, electrical & electronic and consumer goods applications.

A wide portfolio of Arnite® is available including unreinforced, reinforced and flame retardant grades.

  • Flame Retardant

Arnite® TV4 240

20% Glass Reinforced

Arnite® (PBT, PET and blends) are high-performance engineering plastics that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics. As a result, Arnite® A (PET)  and Arnite® T (PBT) are well suited for a broad range of automotive, electrical & electronic and consumer goods applications.

A wide portfolio of Arnite® is available including unreinforced, reinforced and flame retardant grades.

Xytron™ G3080E

30% Glass Reinforced

Xytron™ is a high performance plastic compound of DSM Engineering Plastics, which is based on PPS (polyphenylene sulphide).

Xytron™ offers extremely good chemical resistance, dimensional stability, intrinsic flame retardancy and high stiffness.

Because of its outstanding properties, Xytron™ contributes to an excellent performance in many different applications.

  • Improved Impact

Xytron™ G3080R

30% Glass Reinforced

Xytron™ is a high performance plastic compound of DSM Engineering Plastics, which is based on PPS (polyphenylene sulphide).

Xytron™ offers extremely good chemical resistance, dimensional stability, intrinsic flame retardancy and high stiffness.

Because of its outstanding properties, Xytron™ contributes to an excellent performance in many different applications.

  • Flame Retardant
  • Excellent Mold Release
  • Low Flash

Applications for Automotive

ADAS Radar Housing

Automotive | Auto Electronics & Electricals

High design flexibility for molding thin-walled parts;High continuous use temperatures (CUT) for superior thermal load management;Excellent processing capabilities supporting easy injection molding;High hydrolytic and chemical resistance to extend part lifetimes;Cost-effective low Dk and Dk radome solutions;Medium conductivity grades minimizing reflections in midframes;High electric and thermal conductivity grades for back covers;Laser-welding options for rapidly bonding radomes and back covers

Automotive innovation insights

  • Improving ADAS performance while reducing costs

    Technology enabling greater connectivity is transforming the automotive industry. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are key to enabling connected cars and in the future, autonomous vehicles are expected use ADAS that includes 40 sensors or more. As a result, the global ADAS market is forecasted to achieve a 17% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2026 – prompting automotive suppliers to increase their investments in the technology.

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