Bada AG specializing in the production of tailor-made compounds has established two new shining (but not nonincendive) stars in the firmament of flame retardant polymer compounds: Badamid C70 FR HF HH and Badamid BA70 FR HF HH.
Both products distinguish themselves by a certified long-term stability in addition to a UL94 V-0 classification for all common wall thicknesses. Both have top RTI values (130°C) far below
1 mm wall thickness and are thus predestined for e.g. the switch and clamp market, where they establish a new state-of-the-art. In addition, both types have been tested on the basis of the European standard for railway components EN 45545-2 and awarded the highest classification “hazard level3”. Due to these characteristics, these materials are well suited for any European rail traffic product.
These two unreinforced compounds come from the extensive polyamide product line and are based on a blend of PA66 and PA6 or on a copolyamide. While the copolyamide-based product stands out for its wide processing window (ideal for brilliant colours) and is well suited for snap-fits and integral hinges, Badamid BA70 FR HF HH particularly scores with short cycle times and its high productivity regarding high-volume products.
In comparison to former products, the user benefits from decisive advantages, as this product line has the ability to unite opposites and offers an unprecedented variety of certifications that leaves nothing to be desired by the electronics industry.
According to Bada AG, possible applications and target markets are e.g. housings, switches, insulators, connectors, and contact supports.
The Badamid C70/BA70 FR HF HH product line can be processed by injection moulding and allows for the production of thin-walled, UL94 approved parts with segments down to 0.4 mm wall thickness that facilitate the miniaturization of components.