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Release date- 11062014 -
The new products, which include the Kalix HPPA 5000 halogen-free series and bio-based Kalix HPPAs, deliver exceptional strength, stiffness, and significantly improved chemical resistance versus traditional polycarbonate (PC) or PC/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) materials typically used for covers and housings for mHealth electronic devices.
The new Kalix HPPAs - first launched for smart mobile electronicsat K 2013 in
'This material introduction strengthens our commitment to both the healthcare and mobile electronics industries,' said
Kalix 5950 HFFR's high flow and low moisture absorption make it particularly suited for injection molding large structural components such as frames and covers for displays, terminals, and modules that require strength, rigidity, and exceptional dimensional stability.
Kalix 5950 HFFR has received an
The Kalix 3000 series breaks new ground as the industry's first bio-based amorphous PPA. The two new grades - Kalix 3850 and Kalix 3950 - provide less warp, reduced shrinkage, and low to no flash. This improved processability results in tighter dimensional tolerances and more cost-effective manufacturing due to fewer secondary operations such as deflashing. Both compounded grades consist of 16% renewable content, according to the ASTM D6866 test method for determining bio-based carbon content.
Meanwhile, the new Kalix 2000 series, based on PA 6,10, consists of Kalix 2855 and Kalix 2955. They provide strong mechanical properties, high impact strength, an exceptional surface finish, and low moisture absorption. These two compounded grades consist of 27% renewable content according to ASTM D6866.
Both the Kalix 2000 and 3000 series contain monomers that come from the sebacic acid chain which is derived from non-food competing and GMO-free castor oil. Overall, in addition to their renewable content, the grades (between 50-55% glass fiber loading) provide greater strength and stiffness than most competing glass-reinforced materials including high-performance PAs and lower-performing engineering plastics such as PC.
Both the Kalix 2000 and 3000 series offer an ultra-smooth surface finish. Along with Kalix 5950 HFFR, they can be matched to a wide range of colors including the bright and light colors used for mHealth electronic devices. They can also be painted with existing coatings commonly used for these devices.
The new Kalix HPPA materials are available globally and
As an international chemical group,
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