Asahi Kasei has launched PIN flame retardant (FR) and glass-fibre reinforced semi-aromatic polyamides. Their aesthetic surface gloss and moisture-resistant strength are suitable for automotive and E&E applications. Although with a glass-fibre content of up to 50%, the materials offer high quality appearance without additional surface treatment or coating. Their tensile strength is higher than that of general glass-fibre reinforced PA66 FR grades and is maintained also in a conditioned state (23℃, 50%Rh equilibrium). Applications include automotive powertrain items, and E&E parts that require flame retardancy, such as connectors, magnet switches, or relay blocks. The halogen-free flame retardant grade achieves UL94-V0 flammability (at 0.75 mm thickness) and meets the European railway fire safety standard EN 45545 Hazard Level 3 (highest) in the categories R22 (interior parts) and R23 (exterior part). It is particularly suitable for E&E applications where a high flame retardancy is required. In addition, the materials also offer excellent laser printability and low mould deposit.
Webinar (Omnexsus SpecialChem) “How to achieve high safety and clear laser printability with new halogen/red phosphorous-free, HL3 certified PA66FR” https://omnexus.specialchem.com/webinar-video/new-halogen-red-phosphorous-free-hl3-certified-pa66fr?lr=clientpromotion
Webinar (Omnexsus SpecialChem): “PA66 FR with superb laser printability for high performance applications” https://omnexus.specialchem.com/webinar-video/new-halogen-red-phosphorous-free-pa66-fr-with-superb-laser-printability