Structural Components

Kalix® high-performance (HPPA) and Ixef® polyarylamide (PARA) can replace metal in structural components where strength, rigidity and aesthetics are important, such as housings, covers, chassis and frames.

 

Kalix® HPPA

  • High strength and rigidity
  • Excellent surface appearance
  • Lower warpage and low to no flash
  • Reduced shrinkage
  • Halogen-free flame retardant grades
  • Bio-sourced polymers

 

Ixef® PARA

  • High strength and rigidity
  • Excellent surface appearance
  • High flow fills thin-walled parts
  • Low and slow moisture uptake
  • Halogen-free flame retardant grades

 

Even with high glass loadings, molded parts have a smooth, resin-rich surface finish that’s perfect for painting, metallization or producing a naturally reflective shell.

Structural grades
Grade Description
Kalix® 9950 50% glass fiber, general purpose
Kalix® 9945 HFFR 45% glass fiber, halogen-free flame retardant
Kalix® 2955 55% glass fiber, high impact, lower warpage than 2855
Kalix® 2855 55% glass fiber, high impact, higher strength, stiffness and ductility than 2955
Kalix® 3950 50% glass fiber, lowest flash, lowest warpage
Kalix® 3850 50% glass fiber, lowest flash, low warpage, higher strength, stiffness and ductility than 3950
Kalix® 5950 HFFR 50% glass fiber, halogen-free flame retardant, low warpage
Ixef® 1622 50% glass fiber, improved impact strength
Ixef® 1524 50% glass fiber, halogen-free flame retardant

Electronic Components

Amodel® polyphthalamide (PPA) outperforms standard polyamides in high-temperature electronic applications such as micro-speakers, micro-receivers, micro-switches, connectors, camera modules and LEDs.

 

Amodel® PPA

  • High heat resistance
  • High strength and stiffness
  • Retains properties in humid environments
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Good surface appearance

Outstanding electrical properties and high heat resistance make Amodel® PPA suitable for electronic component exposed to SMT processing.

 

Electronic grades
Grade Description
Amodel® AS-4133 L 33% glass fiber, SMT compatible, UL94 HB
Amodel® HFZ A-4133 L 33% glass fiber, SMT compatible, reduced out-gassing, UL94 HB
Amodel® A-4160 60% glass fiber, SMT compatible, high modulus, UL94 HB
Amodel® HFFR-4133 33% glass fiber, SMT compatible, UL94 V0 at 0.8 mm, halogen-free flame retardant
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