Plastics can tackle many of the key trends in E&E. Connector miniaturization, pitch size reduction, pin count increase; they all require plastics with excellent molding capabilities and high-strength characteristics. Meanwhile the growth of lead-free reflow soldering will require materials with far higher temperature resistance and excellent co-planarity.
ForTii meets all these needs – and a host of other trends.
For example, high-speed applications require plastics with stable dielectric constant. Then of course there’s the huge trend towards greener designs requiring engineering plastics with a lower carbon footprint. We believe halogen-free plastics will spread further (thus raising the demand for high temperature plastics). Then of course, there is the issue of what happens to products at the end of their lives.
Again, ForTii delivers on these important requirements. It scores well in Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) and has a higher recycling content – absolutely key for the E&E industry.