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Parts which are becoming ever smaller and more complex and offer steadily increasing functionality are typical of the high demands imposed on the materials used in electrical engineering and electronics. They have to be dimensionally stable, weatherable, impact-resistant and scratch-resistant, have antistatic properties and give problem-free processing to produce parts which are visually attractive. Users in these sectors can choose from a range of plastics from the BASF product line to meet every requirement.

Ultradur® has excellent electrical and thermal long-term performance and can withstand high mechanical loads. Its excellent dimensional stability means that the functioning of filigree component assemblies can be relied upon whatever their environment. Additionally, there are grades of Ultradur capable of being marked by laser inscription, a process frequently used for identification marking of electronic components.

Ultrason® is an extremely versatile thermoplastic. In addition to outstanding thermal properties it has low creep, even at high temperatures, good flame retardancy, excellent insulation properties and high dielectric strength. Ultrason’s high stiffness, strength and dimentional stability permit its use in engineering parts requiring tight tolerances. This material can be an effective substitute for metals, ceramics, glass or thermosetting plastics.

Petra® thermoplastic polyester is based on 100% post-consumer and post-industrial polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The Petra family of injection molding resins offers a balance of engineering properties combined with high-temperature performance, chemical resistance, good electrical properties and ease of processing. Glass-reinforced, flame-retardant Petra resins provide customers excellent stiffness and strength in complex and thin molded parts. Petra PET is a cost-effective replacement for thermosets and helps address several performance, environmental and color-quality issues. Our FR grades employ flame retardants without halogenated dioxins or furanes. Appropriate grades of Petra PET have 100% post-consumer and post-industrial content. They possess excellent stiffness and heat resistance. In fact, some grades of Petra PET have a UL94 V-0 in thin sections only 1/64 inch. Applications include terminal blocks, bobbins, connectors, switches and relays.

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