New BASF Ultradur® B 4560 PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) for Direct Metallizable Automotive Exterior Lighting Applications
Why pay for base coating, when you don't have to?
Ultradur® B 4560 PBT was designed for applications in the automotive
exterior lighting industry. The material is direct metallizable, which eliminates
base-coat operations reducing costs by cutting several steps
out of the manufacturing process.
Ultradur B 4560 PBT is a standard injection molding grade
available in black and uncolored versions. BASF developed the
product to provide Tier 1 automotive exterior light manufacturers a
direct metallizable resin, which eliminates the need for base coating.
Automotive exterior lighting bezels are the primary application, however, this material would be suitable for non-automotive lighting and other direct metallizable applications..
This resin provides excellent surface quality and has been noted
by our customers to have high gloss. In addition, the resin exhibits
low plate-out, reduced contamination of tooling, low fogging and low
moisture uptake. The high flow reduces cycle times and enables molding
of more complex geometries.
Benefits for Parts Manufacturers & Injection Molders include:
Direct Metallizable -- Saves money by eliminating base coating
Higher Flow -- Enables faster cycle times and more complex
Low Moisture Uptake -- Ensures low fogging and dimensional