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The Ultramid® Advanced portfolio:
We provide the PPA you need.
For lightweight and high-performance parts to be used in many different applications – from the automotive and the E&E industries to mechanical engineering and consumer goods: the new polyphthalamide (PPA) portfolio by BASF:
The PPA portfolio is globally available and supplemented by BASF's exceptional simulation tool Ultrasim® and its profound experience in application development. This makes it possible for customers to choose the right material for the right part with a matching, tailor-made application profile.
The PA9T Ultramid® Advanced N shows constant mechanics up to 100°C (glass transition temperature: 125°C), outstanding chemical resistance and low water absorption as well as very good tribological properties. Ultramid® Advanced N can be employed for
Within the Ultramid® family, Ultramid® Advanced T1000 (PA6T/6I) is the product group with the highest strength and stiffness and with stable mechanical properties at temperatures of up to 125°C (dry) and 80°C (conditioned). It offers high resistance to humidity and to aggressive media – outperforming conventional polyamides and many other PPA materials on the market. Ultramid® Advanced T1000 can be used
The compounds based on PA 6T/66 combine excellent mechanical strength with insulating, dielectric properties at high temperatures. Ultramid® Advanced T2000 is the ideal solution for parts that require high, constant stiffness and strength over a broad temperature range in combination with resistance to heat and humidity as well as optional flame-retardant (FR) properties. Thus, a lot of intricate parts can be manufactured:
Ultramid® T KR was amongst the first PPAs on the market. The PA6T/6 has a high melting point of 295°C and can still easily be processed. It provides high stiffness and strength, especially in the presence of humidity, and is at the same time the PPA material with the highest toughness. It possesses excellent heat resistance: The relative tracking index (RTI) of 160°C at 0.4 mm of Ultramid® T KR4340 G6 is one of the highest RTIs in the whole polyamide market. Thus, Ultramid® T KR is ideally suited for E&E applications like
BASF’s simulation tool Ultrasim® is used in the design of parts for all industries. With customized models, BASF has further developed the calculation tool in such a way that parts made of Ultramid® Advanced grades can also be simulated. Using Ultrasim®, the physical behavior of the part can be predicted on the basis of manufacturing parameters, fiber anisotropy and load direction or speed. The mathematical part optimization can furthermore provide the best possible design under the given conditions. Ultrasim® is therefore a unique tool for optimizing customer parts at a very early stage so that they can handle highest loads. With these precise predictions, costs and time associated with prototypes or extensive mold corrections can be avoided.
With its long experience as well as its technical and material expertise of engineering plastics, BASF can contribute to realize challenging applications and provide the most efficient technical solutions for PPA applications across all industries. Emerging trends in the markets result in challenges that need intensive joint discussions and learnings. BASF has the experts to engage with the relevant experts at processors, manufacturers and OEMs and thus to provide extensive information on materials, consultation on new application development and technical service for processing.