Bayer MaterialScience LLC has added an ecologically friendly polycarbonate to its lineup geared to thin-wall electrical applications.
Bayblend FR3041 has passed UL-94 flame testing of V0 at 0.75 millimeters and 5VA testing at 2.3 mm. It complies with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of certain substances in electric and electronic equipment, and does not have to be separated from collection of electric/electronic waste.
The resin blend is designed for performance in thin-wall uses requiring high impact resistance and high flame ratings. It contains no fillers or chlorinated or brominated flame retardants.
The blend has good chemical and impact resistance and improved hydrolysis resistance and surface appearance, according to the Pittsburgh company.
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