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Current contributions & news on Bada innovations

04.11.2019

“high-voltage orange”

Since the motor of electric and hybrid vehicles is operated with up to 600 V or soon 1000 V AC, color coding of the corresponding components makes sense and the industry has agreed on using the warning color “high-voltage orange” according RAL2003 in hybrid - and electric cars for this reason.

While a RAL2003 color can be adjusted quite easily in "simple" compounds, the situation changes with more complex material systems. If high filler levels, flame retardants, stabilizers or impact modifiers are required, adjusting the "high voltage orange" color is a challenge. Interaction with certain additives or simply the over-coloring of the filler component require a wide know-how in the field of coloring. Also critical is the stability against heat aging, because especially in the drivetrain environment increased temperatures prevail due to higher energy density.

For housings, connectors and plugs, Bada has developed the PA66-based, UL-listed Compound Badamid UL A703 GF30 FR HF orange, whereby the glass fiber content can be varied in the range of 20-35%.

For the same applications but higher service temperatures, Bada offers solutions based on high temperature polyamides, e.g. PPA-HT GF30 FR HF orange. This compound is also additionally flame retardant according to UL94-V0.

 

If a better conduction of heat is required from the components, for example for housings, the PA6-type Badamid B70 TC S2 is available in orange, with a thermal conductivity of about 1.2 W / m * K.

For rigid cable ducts with snap-in hooks on the device, the tough-modified Badamid B70 GF15 TM-Z2 orange was developed, with a good compromise on stiffness and flexibility.

A unique material on the market to Bada´s knowledge is the UL-listed, flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer Badaflex UL TPE-S (x) A FR01 orange, available in a hardness range x of 40-90 Shore A. Due to the wide hardness range many applications such as gaskets and cable passages, but also semi-rigid components such as plugs can be realized.

For further customer-specific developments the Bada team of application technology and market development is available at any time - challenge us!

27.09.2019

New laboratory room

In summer 2019, Bada Hispanaplast expanded its facilities by adding a new laboratory room at its Huesca plant. This laboratory is mainly focused on tests in which there are volatile elements or fumes, such as the analysis of fire-retardant materials, whose demand has been increased in recent years. For this, the laboratory has:

- Extractable test to determine the amount of plasticizer (according to internal methodology)
- Calcination test according to UNE-EN ISO 3451 using a muffle
- Glow wire test, both GWFI and GWIT, according to DIN EN 60695-2-12
- Flammability test according to UL-94 (UNE-EN 60695-11-10)

For this last test, the novelty is the incorporation of a semi-automatic combustion chamber for flammability tests, according to UL94 standards, to avoid the minimum human interference in the measurement process, avoiding human errors, deviations and thus increasing reliability and repeatability in accordance with current regulations.

29.01.2019

Interplastica Moscow - 29 Jan. - 01 Feb. 2019

Interplastica is an international specialized exhibition for plastics and rubber processing and the region’s leading industry platform. It provides a representative overview of machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industry, as well as processing and recycling machinery, tools and peripheral equipment, measuring, controlling, regulating and verification technology, raw and auxiliary materials, plastics and rubber products, logistics, warehouse technology and services. Those attending the Interplastica come primarily from the plastics processing and chemical industries, as well as from mechanical engineering and user industries. The enormous international presence offers trade professionals the unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of innovations from every corner of the globe that are specially tailored to the Russian market.

Meet us at booth - 2.3B24

15.01.2019

BADA AG PRESENTS A NEW GENERATION OF COMPOUNDS LISTED WITH UL

Bada AG set a new benchmark for halogen-free flame-retardant polyamides on the plastics market with two newly developed products Badamid C70 FR HF HH and Badamid BA70 FR HF HH. Both materials captivate with an outstanding technical property profile combined with flame retardance and short cycle times in the injection moulding process.

Both material types are flame-protected according to UL94 V-0 up to a wall thickness of 0.4mm and achieve highest RTI values up to 130°C.

Bada AG has added their well-established products Badamid UL A703 GF(XY) FR HF und Badalac UL ABS 30 FR01 listed with 5VA according to UL94 to the existing Yellow Card. With this additional listing, now it is also possible to use both materials for covers and housings that are positioned in the direct vicinity of electronic contacts. Furthermore, the minimal wall thickness of 0.75 mm has been listed for Badalac UL ABS 30 FR01 enabling thinner wall thicknesses to be produced with this material, too. The new product can be coloured much better and has been further optimized with regard to its mechanical characteristics.

The materials mentioned above are topped off with the product group Badaflex UL TPE-S 40-90A FR01. This is a flame-protected soft plastic based on SEBS with a Shore-A range of 40° to 90°. Like the materials mentioned above, it is listed with UL94-V0 up to a wall thickness of 0.4mm, which makes it the ideal material for thin walled parts like gaskets that are supposed to have flame-retardant properties. We would like to highlight that Badaflex UL TPE-S 40-90A FR01 can easily be processed by injection moulding and coloured in a broad range of colours.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We will be happy to assist you that the selection of the right material runs smoothly.

07.01.2019

ADN FREE POLYAMIDE 66 ALTERNATIVES

Have you also been worried in the last few days about the further supply of raw materials for your existing PA66-based product?
Are you currently looking for a solution?

The company Bada AG, specialized in the production of customer-specific compounds, has done extensive development work in the last few months and can now offer several alternatives to the currently scarce PA66 shortly before the start of the Fakuma. Some alternatives not only offer similar performance, Bada AG has even set itself the task of offering added value.

The product group Badamid PA-HP2 offers not only a mechanical alternative to the well-known PA66 glass-reinforced grades. Products made of this material also have 10-20% higher mechanical properties freshly injected with the same glass fibre content, play in the same league commercially and receive confirmation upon purchase that these grades are manufactured without ADN in the pre-product rail and are therefore not affected by a foreseeable shortage of this PA66 pre-product. Highly filled surfaces from this material appear mirror-smooth and the often hated glass fiber streaks are almost completely missing with this product group.

If you are looking for lower water absorption with PA66 than with PA6, Bada AG can fall back on a broad portfolio of PA6 blends, which are conditioned to have the same or lower water absorption as a comparable PA66 product. Here, too, Bada AG ensures a commercially neutral solution when designing recipes.

Have you not yet found what you are looking for with this small selection of alternatives? No problem, Bada AG offers (potential) customers a so-called "Cross Check". Simply ask for the type used so far with the corresponding technical/commercial data (application, most important characteristic values, annual quantity, lot size, scale price) and Bada AG will offer you possible alternatives with a technical data sheet.



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