Lanxess has developed performance PIN FR materials for LEDs (light emitting diodes). A new PIN FR PCT polyester (polycyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate) provides light-weight and flexible application with optimised light reflection, temperature and light resistance, flowability for processing, thermal conductivity to avoid overheating in use and PIN flame retardance to ensure fire safety.
This will be used for LED chips, housings, connectors and components. PIN flame retardant PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) reflective grades, with high ageing resistance, are adapted for housings of LED downlights and spotlights. A high performance polyamide 6 combining light reflection and high thermal conductivity, with PIN FR fire safety, is adapted to components subject to concentrated heat due to LED miniaturisation. pinfa member, Lanxess is a leading global speciality chemicals company, employing over 16 000 people in 29 countries.
“Thermoplastics tailored to LEDs. Team of light industry specialists set up. Range now includes PCT compounds for LED chips. New polyamide combines thermal conductivity with efficient flame retardance’ Lanxess press release