Solvay-New Series of Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Polyamides for Smart Mobile Devices

Solvay Specialty Polymers has expanded its Kalix® high-performance polyamide (HPPA) product line with the introduction of a new series of halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) materials offered for use in structural parts for smart mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, and other smart mobile electronics. The newly launched Kalix® HPPA 5000 series complements Solvay’s new portfolio of biobased Kalix® HPPAs for mobile devices which was also introduced today at K 2013 (Hall 6 Stand C61), the 19th International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber Worldwide, which runs Oct. 16-23, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Kalix® 5950 HFFR has received an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 94 flammability rating of V0 for electrical/electronics applications for thicknesses of 0.4 mm and above and 5VA at thicknesses of 1.5 mm and above (both ratings for all colors). The 50% glass fiber-reinforced grade, based on a variant of MXD6 polyamide, provides greater mechanical properties than competing HFFR polyamides and serves as an alternative to metals like aluminum and magnesium… Read more

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