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Solvay launches new technyl halogen-free flame retardant range

  Solvay Engineering Plastics, a major player in polyamide-based performance materials, has unveiled an advanced PA6.6 polymer technology to offer the possibility of further miniaturisation and enhanced aesthetics to the consumer electronics market in Asia. This innovative solution combines the characteristics of halogen-free flame retardancy with high flow and low migration, while reducing corrosion during the injection process.
“Driven by increasingly sophisticated consumer demands, many of our Asian customers in the consumer electronic industry do not only need to meet stringent flammability regulations for their exports worldwide, but also face the challenges of further miniaturisation and long lasting surface aesthetics for their product development,” said Wilson Chan, Global C&E (Consumer & Electrical) Market Director for Solvay Engineering Plastics. “Our new generation halogen-free flame retardant PA6.6 provides the right solution for these challenges and bring significant environmental benefits compared to halogenated flame retardant polyamide materials.”
The new series of products significantly strengthens Solvay’s existing range of Technyl ‘60’ halogen-free flame retardant materials which span from high-flow Technyl Star PA6 to high-performance Technyl One product grades.  A breakthrough feature of the new formulated polymer Technyl A 60SX is to help customers solve the aesthetics problem caused by the migration phenomena, which may lead to the formation of deposits or causing vents to clog. “For consumer electronics that require optimum surface aspect, this aesthetic problem is intolerable,” added Wilson Chan. “Our unique technology helps to keep migration on the part at a very low level to ensure an attractive appearance over the long term.”
Solvay’s world-class polyamide chemistry also opens wider windows for designers and moulders thanks to its excellent flowability. It can particularly address the wall thickness challenges facing most of the connector makers for consumer electronics. This upgraded portfolio of Solvay Engineering Plastics’ halogen-free flame retardant Technyl materials are also perfect solutions for application in electrical protection devices which require excellent flame retardant properties, minimised tooling corrosion, and optimum surface aspect.  

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