Polyram’s Unique Specialty PBT
Polyram has the unique ability to partner with its clients and to develop engineered plastics according to tailored specifications, strict industry standards and client requests. We are happy to take this opportunity and proud to introduce you to three unique Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) products: Hydrolysis Stabilized PBT, Flame Retardant PBT and PBT for Gas Injection.
After an intensive development process of almost two years, which was initiated following the request of a prominent client in the automotive industry, Polyram has created a high-end hydrolysis-stabilized PBT compound. Its hydrolysis stability is so good that the decrease in mechanical properties is close to zero.
At the beginning of the development process, Polyram developed an internal process to simulate the hydrolysis resistance required by the client. High chemical similarity to the desired material is not enough. It is not easy to detect the differences in properties of each component and the impact it has on the overall hydrolysis resistance of the final product. Impact enhancers, glass fibers’ sizing, various additives and the raw materials all affect the resistance to hydrolysis, as do the specific combination of them all and the production process.
The results of this simulation were validated at a later stage by using a special “Environmental Test Chamber” testing cell.
The product can undergo testing and acclimatizing at temperatures ranging from -40 to +150 degrees centigrade. The challenge in producing a hydrolysis-stabilized PBT is that PBT absorbs moisture. In humid conditions it absorbs water and changes its properties. In order to achieve the correct resistance to moisture, Polyram had to carefully consider and test the impact of additives, PBT raw material, viscosity and glass fiber sizing. Polyram managed to develop a final product that complies with industry standardization (US-CAR) and is also best suited to the client’s manufacturing conditions and injecting process. Polyram’s hydrolysis-stabilized PBT is intended for use in connectors, housing and coverings, sensors and many more parts for the automotive industry. Polyram continues to develop similar, unfilled PBT and flame –retardant hydrolysis- stabilized products. Today Polyram has the know-how to provide unique hydrolysis-stabilized PBT solutions to any customer. The acquired knowledge also helped to improve in other areas. For example, in cooperation with the company’s , Polyram is working on the development of a comparatively highly hydrolysis-stabilized impact enhancer.
Polyram has a proven ability to develop and produce a wide range of flame retardant PBT materials and to participate in large projects for leading international clients. Our current flame –retardant PBT products are suitable for the automotive as well as the electronic industries, meeting the most stringent standards, even with thin-wall products:
- UL94 – V0 at thickness of 0.3-3 mm
Halogen and Halogen-free products are in development and were tested in wall thickness of 0.4 mm, V0 achieved.
A variety of flame-retardant PBT grades are available, differentiated by fiber content percentage. The products have been tested and proven suitable for the automotive industry and for Over-Molding production and coating applications. The products are used in diverse applications, among which are:
- Plug and Socket Connectors
- Cruise control detector housing
- Alternator Cover
- Compressor engines
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Polyram has managed to develop PBT that withstands the process of gas injection.
This breakthrough product fills the mold properly, does not burn, is stable and preserves its color during gas injection.
As the product, which is currently used in knobs and handles, is visible in the final application and is not coated, the shade and color unity are of critical importance.