High performance material for lithium ion battery casings
Bayer has launched Bayblend® FR4000, an innovative “environmentally friendly” PIN flame retardant polymer blend designed for demanding automobile and electronics applications and other high performance requirements. Thermal stability, weathering durability, chemical resistance, UV stability and low-temperature impact strength enable application in vehicle lithium-ion batteries, where flame retardancy is essential.
A mineral-filled blend is adapted for large structural components with thin wall thickness. Fire performance of UL94 V-0 (1.5 mm thickness) and IEC 60695-2-12 (glow wire flammability, 960°C) are achieved. Bayer’s Bayblend® thermoplastics are based on combinations of polycarbonate and ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene).Bayer Bayblends®: http://www.plastics.bayer.com/en/Products/Bayblend.aspx
“Bayblend® FR4000 series – a new generation of flame-retardant polycarbonate blends. High thermal stability and resistance to weathering” http://www.press.bayer.com/baynews/baynews.nsf/id/High-thermal-stability-and-resistance-to-weathering