Pinfa member Lanxess offers a variety of PIN polyamide and PBT compounds with colour stability for high voltage e-mobility components. Orange colour is prescribed as safety and distinguishing feature for high voltage cables and components in electric vehicles. However, it is a challenge to ensure colour stability over time. Lanxess now offers a variety of unfilled and glass fibre reinforced performance PIN compounds in orange RAL2003 and RAL2010. Colour stability has been demonstrated for 1 000 hours at up to 150 °C. Among others, the product range includes glass fibre reinforced polyamide 6 compounds, offering excellent mechanical properties such as high stiffness and strength, good flowability and processability, as well as outstanding flame protection properties (UL94-V0 @ 0.4 mm). A Yellow Card (Underwriters Laboratory certification) is available for each grade. Target applications for such materials are high voltage connectors and busbars. Specific orange-coloured, glass fibre reinforced PIN PBT compounds also achieve UL94-V0 @ 0.4mm and offer significant advantages with regard to tracking resistance, laser marking and colour stability.
“Orange-colored compounds for high voltage components in electric vehicles”, Lanxess http://bond-laminates.com/en/company/press-releases-media/latest-press-releases/2019-00049e/