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Servers with higher speeds and more bandwidth require connectors & sockets with higher pin counts. High performance plastics enable thinner walls with a reliable connection

Plastics that meet the latest demands in servers

Plastics that meet the latest demands in servers

Increasing connectivity and cloud computing is placing higher demands on servers. As data rates increase, higher speeds and more bandwidth require connectors and sockets with higher pin counts. At the same time, the industry is looking to reduce energy consumption substantially, like the recently introduced DDR4 memory, which increases performance by up to 50% while decreasing the voltage and power draw of the overall computing system.

Our high-performance engineering plastics are ideal for applications like DDR4 DIMM connectors, enabling easy rework at lower temperature loads. For USB-C connectors, we’re enabling thinner walls with a more reliable connection.

Our team of experts work together with key industry partners to find the best solutions for today’s challenges, as well as the next-generation DDR5 DIMM connectors.

Featured customer applications

USB-C Connectors

Electronics | Desktops / PCs |

Stanyl® PA46 offers the safest solution for USB connectors due to high HDT's a CTI rating of 600V is achieved (enabling up to 27 Watt power). The high CTI Stanyl® fails only after more than 2x the number of salt solution droplets compared to a lower CTI LCP during CTI (Comparative Tracking Index) test.;Due to the high wear resistance Stanyl® PA46 shows no sign of wear after 10,000 insertion/extraction cycles, where a PA9T shows a clear wear out at the mating surface after durability tests.;Stanyl® PA46 allow for cost effective solutions due to its excellent processability and high flowability, enabling thin walled designs and strong weld lines. Stanyl PA46’s weld line strength is 3 times higher than that of a LCP or PA9T.;UL94-V0 at 0.2mm wall thickness, extensive color portfolio, including light colors. No blistering in USB-C connector designs.;Stanyl® PA46 powers high-bandwidth USB-C connectors for Virtual Reality - Virtual Link Connectors (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) for headset cameras and sensors.

DDR DIMM Connectors

Electronics | Connectors |

ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions due to its excellent stiffness and high deflection temperature under load (HDT) and its excellent low warpage behaviour after reflow soldering, outperforming Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCPs) and polyphthalamides (PPAs); ForTii® enables DDR manufacturers to produce more cost effective applications with reduced weight and height, enabling easy rework at lower temperature loads, with fewer heat traps and better thermal airflow; ForTii® PA4T allows for sustainable solutions due to its good carbon footprint and due the use of halogen and red-phosphorous free flameretardants

Featured products

With our broad, high-quality materials portfolio and in-depth technology know-how, we work in close collaboration with customers to develop new applications in response to the search for lighter, stronger and more durable materials.

Here's a selection of some of our most recognized brands and products, keeping you ahead of the curve and enabling you to lead the market through the use of cutting-edge technology.

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Learn about DSM and integrated electronics

Integrated electronics, a revolutionary technology to put electronics in plastics. They enable cars to be lighter and safer, electronics to be more functional and comfortable. They make our lives more comfortable.

DSM is your partner for integrated electronics, today and tomorrow. With proven solutions, a portfolio of LDS materials, expertise and processing knowledge, we are ready for your challenge.

How can we help you?

We take a scientific approach to building solutions. Our dedicated teams work closely with our customers to look at the entire process of developing new parts and components – whether it is a case of metal replacement, or developing solutions that are stronger, safer and more effective. Our methodical approach extends to every step of the process, from design and material performance to production and compliance.

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  • Strength, stiffness & fatigue

    As car manufacturers continuously focus on reducing weight to improve fuel efficiency, replacing metal parts with plastic remains a key challenge.

  • Safety in electrical & electronics

    Safety is a key concern whenever plastics and electronics meet, and in today’s digitized world, that happens with increasing frequency.

  • Flame retardancy

    The engineering plastics used in various electronics parts have to comply with strict flame retardancy requirements and more environmentally friendly solutions

Further reading

  • DDR4-connector

    ForTii: The best fit for DDR4 housings

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