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Enabling the next generation of mobile devices with plastics


Enabling the next generation of mobile devices with plastics

Mobile devices have changed the way we find information, entertain ourselves, and remain connected to our friends and family. As devices evolve to help us manage more aspects of our lives, they demand more from the materials used to make them.

Our solutions, combined with our team of experts, empower you to define the next generation of mobile electronics. Our unique materials enable cutting-edge design, higher performance, and the ability to unlock the full potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), while also reaching targets for safety and sustainability.

Whether it’s for connectors, cables, frames or antennas, the world’s leading mobile device manufacturers rely on our materials to enable thinner and lighter components that are safer and more reliable.

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.

Audio Jack Connectors

Electronics | Connectors |

Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to its outstanding mechanical strength outperforming competitive materials for jacks by up to four times, therefore enabling 20.000-plus insertion/extraction cycles; Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for cost effective solutions to due good processability and high flowability enabling thin walled designs

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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Customer case study

Xiaomi selects DSM ForTii® – for antenna splitters of Xiaomi Mi4

ForTii, a high-performance polyamide, from DSM, is being used in the frame splitters of Xiaomi Mi4. Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd., is a highly innovative enterprise specializing in smartphone production in China. Because of its perfect mechanical performance, incomparable high flowability, excellent color stability, superb chemical resistance and DSM R & D team's strong technical support, Xiaomi selected the material.

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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.

explore our expertise
  • Downsizing & Miniaturization

    As our economy places more focus on efficiency, industry is responding by creating products that are thinner, lighter, and smaller – with the same or more functionality.

  • 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.

  • Life cycle assessment

    When we talk about Bright Science, Brighter Living, one of the core ideas we’re expressing is our concern for sustainability. That’s why we have integrated green design into our business.

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