Bayer MaterialScience LLC says it is aiming at ultrathin consumer electronics applications with its new polycarbonate/polyester resin blend.
Makroblend UT5205 is especially well-suited to metal insert molding. Plastic/metal hybrids provide stiffness, durability and desired aesthetic effects, according to the Pittsburgh-based company.
The new blend is formulated to accommodate stresses built in during molding and during heating and cooling cycles when the product is in use. It also resists chemicals like suntan lotion and hydrolysis.
According to Bayer, the new material also could be used in other applications where resistance to stress and chemicals is important.
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