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materials & material processing

LEXAN Thermoplastic Sheet targets aircraft interiors.

April 23, 2015

Part of LEXAN™ XHR LIGHT sheet series, XHRL300 and XHRL200 are suitable where high impact strength is not critical. Thermoplastic sheets meet stringent industry regulatory requirements, including heat release (OSU 55/55), flame, smoke density (FAR25.853), and toxicity (BSS7239, ABD0031). With density of 0.94 g/cm³ and 1.07 g/cm³ respectively, LEXAN XHRL300 and XHRL200 offer up to 36% and 28% weight savings, respectively, when replacing traditional PVC/PMMA-based solid sheet products. Read More

chemical processing & waste management

Polycarbonate Resins target aircraft cabin lighting.

April 22, 2015

Suitable for extruding parts with thin walls down to 1.0 mm, LEXAN CFR5630 provides material option for components that require transparency or virtually any custom color, while LEXAN CFR5630D is available in 5 different colors to deliver desired diffusion and light-transmission effects critical to LED lighting. Both are lot-to-lot certified so customers are assured that each lot they order consistently meets FAR25.853 flame and smoke regulatory standards and OEM toxicity requirements. Read More

materials & material processing

PC-Based Film helps smart card manufacturers increase security.

November 14, 2014

LEXAN™ SD film overlay enables smart card, passport, and e-ID manufacturers to integrate security features using UV laser-technology. Specifically, end-users can apply ghost image into card or document and create tactile, white marking which fluoresces under UV light – all during personalization phase – to foster design flexibility. This transparent, polycarbonate (PC)-based material will become available in 50 and 100 micron gauges and can be laminated. Read More

materials & material processing

Thermally Conductive Compounds suit heat sinks in LED market.

September 22, 2014

Offering UL94 V0 rating at 0.8 mm, KONDUIT PX13012 is black in color with high thermal conductivity. Electrical isolative, flame retardant compound offers optimized tensile strength and elongation at break, making it suitable for hybrid or all thermoplastic heat sinks in LED lighting industry. White in color, KONDUIT PX11311U offers UL94 V0 rating at 1 mm. Product provides thermal conductivity, optimized heat-shock performance across temperature range of -40 to 85°C, and up to 92% reflectivity. Read More

materials & material processing

Polycarbonate Copolymer meets strict fire safety requirements.

September 26, 2012

Developed for rail seat backs and covers, LEXAN™ FST3403 Thermoplastic achieves HL3 hazard level rating under CEN/TS 45445-2 R5. Material also provides high flow capabilities that enable large parts, such as seat back shells, to be injection molded without marks, texture defaults, flow lines, and other surface defects. Ability to be custom colored avoids need for secondary painting, while impact and chemical resistance helps protect railcar, bus, and tram seating from wear and tear. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, materials & material processing

Additive Resins extend performance of thermoset systems.

August 20, 2012

Noryl SA90 resin, designed as additive for epoxy and cyanate ester-based thermosets, provides low dielectric constant and loss factor to enable 1-10 GHz performance in epoxy-based PCBs. Noryl SA9000 resin provides low dielectric constant and loss for performance up to 20 GHz in non-epoxy based thermoset systems. Both low molecular weight, bi-functional oligomers provide moisture stability and minimized loading of non-halogenated flame retardants. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, electronic components & devices, green & clean

BIPV Panels provide optimized thermal insulation.

June 29, 2012

Suited for roofing, cladding, and glazing applications, Lexan BIPV Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Panels combine flexible PV laminated crystalline cells with transparent Lexan Thermoclear PC sheet, which is UV-protected and virtually unbreakable. Units can be cold bended on site to form curved roofing systems. Available in 10, 16, 20, 25, and 40 mm gauges, and in rectangular and X wall configurations, semi-transparent panels come in clear, opal white, bronze, green, blue, and gray. Read More

materials & material processing

Thermoplastic Compound supports laser direct structuring.

August 17, 2011

Validated and certified by LPKF for use on their equipment, LNP Thermocomp Compound is suited for integrated LEDs and connectors in portable devices. In addition to custom colorability and optimal surface finish in external housings, PC/ABS-based compound provides performance attributes for electronics applications, including impact resistance, high flexural modulus, and dimensional stability. Product also offers wide processing window and can be plated. Read More

chemical processing & waste management

Polycarbonate Resin has transparent, high-strength formulation.

May 20, 2011

SABIC® PC Resin is transparent and water-resistant, and also offers optimal mechanical, optical, electrical, and thermal performance. Amorphous thermoplastic material features high impact strength and heat resistance, dimensional stability at elevated temperatures, as well as UV resistance. Product is suitable for use in high-volume production processes such as compact disc manufacturing and sheet extrusion. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, materials & material processing

Amorphous TPI Resin withstands prolonged extreme temperatures.

April 20, 2011

Providing dimensional stability for thin-wall molding, Extem UH 1019 achieves continuous use temperature rating of 260°C according to UL 746B. Resin uses high-yield injection molding and extrusion processes and can be recycled. Inherently flame retardant without use of halogenated additives, Extem UH 1019 is suited for wire and cable insulation, high performance connectors, semicon plasma chamber components, high heat film, bearing cages, gears, membranes, and composites. Read More

architectural and civil engineering products

Polycarbonate Roofing withstands high winds and heavy snow loads.

April 18, 2011

Intended for use as stadium roofing, Ultra-Stiff Lexan(TM) Thermoclear(TM) sheeting has capability to withstand wind and snow loading pressures of up to 2,200 N/m² and wind speeds up to 125 mph. Multiwall configuration provides thermal insulation, and sheet helps contribute to LEED certification by providing natural light and possible recycled content. Solar Control infrared grades reduce build-up of interior heat in arenas while increasing natural light transmission. Read More

chemical processing & waste management

Carbon-Fiber-Filled Resin is used to make lightweight aircraft interior parts.

July 12, 2010

Carbon-fiber-filled Ultem(TM) polyetherimide resin offers lightweight, strong alternative to airline-grade die-cast and machined aluminum for aircraft interior components. Injection molded or extruded, it is intended for applications such as aircraft tray table arm components, armrests, footrests, and galley items such as coffee maker chassis. Product complies with FAA flammability FAR 25.853, smoke density, and heat release requirements for OSU 65/65. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, green & clean

Automotive Resins suit electric and hybrid vehicles.

May 11, 2010

Automotive resins include Valox(TM) polybutadiene terephthalate resin as well as Noryl(TM) polyphenylene oxide resin, which is amorphous polymer that maintains stiffness across broad temperature range. It offers low moisture uptake that minimizes dimensional and mechanical property changes and has low, stable coefficient of thermal expansion. Both resins offer impact/chemical/temperature resistance and flame retardance and are suited for use in battery components, including frames and housings. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, electronic components & devices, green & clean

LED Elements are made from array of Lexan(TM) resins.

April 23, 2010

Expression 2011 elements, offering various color and special effect options, expand design potential. By influencing light transmission, diffusion, and color, materials, designers an create distinctive and differentiated products. Resin choice, in addition to different colors and effects, results in differentiation in thermal resistance, flame retardance, and insulative properties. Read More

materials & material processing, green & clean

Lexan® Film provides environmental solution to E/E manufacturers.

April 22, 2010

Available in 100-762 micron gauges, Lexan EFR Film delivers non-brominated, non-chlorinated flame retardance, enabling E/E OEMs to create flat, lightweight notebook computers and other electronic devices. According to UL 94, film delivers V-0 performance above 380 microns, as well as VTM-0 flame resistance performance down to 125 microns for translucent and 100 microns for opaque materials. Product also provides primary and secondary shielding, while maintaining UL recognition. Read More

materials & material processing

High-Temperature Copolymers suit industrial applications.

April 9, 2010

Featuring high heat resistance and high flow, Lexan(TM) XHT clear, polycarbonate copolymers are suitable for molding thin-wall parts such as medical devices and electrical fuses. Materials minimize color shift and retain clarity over long lifespan. When vacuum-metalized, products made with copolymers can withstand temperatures of up to 195°C without blistering, hazing, or delaminating. Copolymers can be recycled and direct-metalized without lacquering, so scrap can be re-used in molding process. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, materials & material processing

Anti-Static Compounds promote safe drug dispensing.

February 16, 2010

Intended for inhalation devices, LNP(TM) Stat-Loy(TM) specialty compound grades offer built-in, permanent anti-static properties to promote efficient delivery of full dose of powder or aerosol to patient each time. Compounds are pre-assessed for biocompatibility according to ISO 10993 and available in 3 transparent resin systems: acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS); polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)/acrylic; and Xylex(TM) resin, a polycarbonate (PC)/polyester alloy. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, materials & material processing

Specialty Copolymer Resins offer extreme performance capabilities.

November 3, 2009

Optimized for high melt flow without any decrease in toughness, Lexan HFD resins also exhibit ductility that does not negatively affect melt flow. Chemistry permits use down to -40°C and combines 2 monomers to ensure performance in demanding applications. Offered in 5 grades with up to 5% bio content and with/without UV stabilizers, resins allow for creation of thinner-wall parts without risk of cracking upon mold removal. Properties also reduce molded-in stress to avoid birefringence. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, green & clean

Bio-Based Composites contribute to sustainable products.

August 5, 2009

LNP(TM) Thermocomp(TM) specialty compounds are bio-based materials that use curau fiber and wood flour natural reinforcements. Comprised of polyamide-6 nylon reinforced with up to 20% curau fiber, LNP Thermocomp PX07444 can potentially be substituted for glass-filled nylon in specific applications. LNP Thermocomp MX07442 is polypropylene (PP) reinforced with 30% wood flour. Aimed at replacing wood, it is resistant to fungus and exhibits dimensional stability. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, transportation industry products, green & clean

Polypropylene LGF Resins target global automotive industry.

September 26, 2008

SABIC® STAMAX polypropylene long-glass-fiber resins are formulated to replace steel in components such as front-end and door modules and offer lightweight solutions for fuel efficiency and emissions reduction. Resins offer design flexibility for part consolidation as well as performance properties including high stiffness, dimensional stability, high flow, and good crash behavior. Flow characteristics allow for thinner wall instrument panel carriers compared to traditional materials. Read More

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