WEB EXCLUSIVE: DSM Engineering Plastics
of the Netherlands (U.S. office in Evansville, Ind.) has added two new halogen-free compounds of high-temperature Stanyl nylon 46 that are specially designed for connectors, sockets, and other electronic components. The new grades—SC50 with a UL 94V-0 rating, and MC50 with a 94V-2 rating—reportedly offer the usual advantages of Stanyl, such as toughness and high flow but with more reliable and trouble-free processability.
According to DSM, this new generation of materials incorporates technology to address issues associated with other high-temperature nylons and is aimed at the increasing demand for miniaturization and integration of electronic products. The new grades reportedly offer significantly higher performance than other halogen-free, high-temperature nylons, including much higher flow, thin-wall strength, and good Glow Wire Ignition Temperature in the final part. According to DSM, other halogen-free flame retardants have been found to compromise the performance of the material. One of the biggest challenges is the corrosion of injection molding machines. This series is based on new flame retardant technology that reportedly eliminates such corrosion.