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Current contributions & news on Bada innovations

04.06.2018

Two new shining stars

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.

07.05.2018

Transparent Bada Compounds – Insight in New Applications

Bada AG has broadened its product range of transparent plastics for many product groups within the framework of various development projects, which enables them to provide applications that require high transparency of the finished parts.

Badaflex TPE-S 55A 5371LD transparent S1 is a thermoplastic elastomer with good transparency and adhesion. Shore hardness can be widely modified opening
opportunities for applications like suction cups and non-slip coated surfaces.

Badalon PC 30 transparent, a polycarbonate, can be coloured transparently in any colour even for smaller batch sizes, making it the ideal material for e.g. viewing windows and aesthetic parts way beyond mass application.

Bada provides the transparent PP type Badaprop PPH50 transparent for applications that require a fine-crystalline material that is transparent when processed with thin wall thicknesses. This compound stands out for its low density, negligible hygroscopicity and its availability in almost any colour.   

Badamid PPA/PA66 transparent S1 has been developed for very special applications. The use of a special polyamide makes this blend amorphous and combines the benefits of amorphous plastics with those of partially crystalline polyamides: extremely low
processing shrinkage, low warpage, excellent transparency and outstanding chemical resistance, to name just a few examples. Its fields of application are e.g. electronics and mechanical engineering where viewing windows and visible parts are required for process control.

Badamid PPA/PA66 GF15 transparent S1 is a further development of this type. The glass fibre content gives the compound that certain opacity due to light scattering on the fibre. Thus, parts backlit with LCDs or LEDs can be realized – an increasing trend, especially in automotive interiors.

In addition to backlighting, high-gloss surfaces with depth effect (the so-called piano-lacquer look) more and more dominate the interior equipment of motor vehicles. With the above-mentioned compounds, Bada provides a broad product basis that can be used for these applications. When they are coloured with special pigments, a glossy black surface with depth effect can be realized. Do not hesitate to contact us for a
product solution, tailor-made for you!

01.02.2018

Successful UL listing Badamid PA12 CF20/GF10 S3

Bada AG specializing in the production of tailor-made compounds has come up with an exceptional gift for their customers in 2018.

With the successful UL listing of the Badamid PA12 CF20/GF10 S3 type, we have brought a new speciality on the market.

In addition to a comprehensive UL certification (UL File E189230), the compound has an interesting property profile that is predestined for antistatic and electroconductive parts, fans, chair castor wheels, and loudspeaker housings, as well as applications in the field of ATEX and the E/E industry.

The users benefit from the crucial advantage of being able to offer their products worldwide with the desirable UL mark.

Bada AG has a certification for all thicknesses ranging from 0.8-3.0 mm to provide their customers with maximum freedom of design. Thus, parts covered by the respective UL Yellow Card can be produced in almost every component thickness.

The Badamid PA12 CF20/GF10 black S3 product can be processed on all standard injection moulding machines.

If you need any further information or material samples please do not hesitate to contact our Application Technology!

02.01.2018

Badalac ABS 30 FR< takes to the skies with Airbus and Boeing

Quite rightly, the aircraft industry has the highest demands on safety worldwide. Compounds delivered in this area consequently have to comply with these immense requirements. Challenged by this task, Bada AG enables the newly developed materials to take to the skies.

The fire class is an essential factor, in addition to an excellent surface and mechanical stability. >Badalac ABS 30 FR< perfectly combines all these qualities.

The CS/FAR 25.853 standard measures and qualifies afterflame times, burning distance and the fact if the material produces burning droplets. >Badalac ABS 30 FR< clearly underruns the safety values of all the three tests, consequently our material fulfils the relevant requirements according to the CS/FAR 25.853 standard. In addition, it is listed with UL94 V-0 for all colours.

Colour adjustments are no issue for >Badalac ABS 30 FR<. No wonder that standard colours like brown and oyster white are joined by pearl white, different shades of grey, and blue. It goes without saying that any other colour can be provided as well. We will be happy to adjust your individual colour. Please do not hesitate to contact us!

The Airbus family A320 and Boeing 737-800 of the international S7 Airlines (www.s7.ru) and Globus Airlines are equipped with parts made of

>Badalac ABS 30 FR< for seat panels and luggage compartments. S7 Airlines with headquarters in Moscow operates 120 flights per day and carries 10.6 million passengers per year. The parts are produced by Sibir Technics LLC, domiciled in Novosibirsk/Russia, a company of ENGINEERING Holding, a leading MRO in Russia (www.engineering-ru.com). Sibir Technics LLC holds BDCA, RCAA and especially EASA Par 21-G as well as EASA Part-21J certificates and certifications. This allows producing plastic parts for above mentioned aircraft.

The profitable development partnership between Sibir Technics LLC and Bada AG enabled both companies to realise successful projects. You too can benefit from a successful cooperation with Bada!



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