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Connecting strengths - plug into the PPA Ultramid® Advanced T2000

In the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry, the trend for further miniaturization drives the development of the next generation of high-performance parts, especially in the connector market. The challenges for these parts so far made of standard materials now lie in combining dielectric with mechanical strength, and this in very demanding conditions and on a performance level that standard plastics have not been able to reach so far. Furthermore, good mechanical properties at high temperatures and resistance to humid environments or chemicals call for new plastic materials as an alternative for metal to save weight.

In order to connect these needs with an appropriate solution, BASF is now extending its polyphthalamide (PPA) portfolio with Ultramid® Advanced T2000 – a new compound group based on the polyphthalamide 6T/66. Ultramid® Advanced T2000 combines excellent mechanical with dielectric strength at high temperatures – a combination which is particularly needed for electrical and electronic connectors. Due to its partially aromatic chemical structure, Ultramid® Advanced T2000 is a versatile alternative to metal in specific humid conditions.

Ultramid<sup>®</sup> Advanced T2000 Actuator

With this excellent property profile as well as BASF’s long application experience and profound technical expertise, Ultramid® Advanced T2000 is the solution for connecting mechanical and dielectric strength in E&E and automotive applications.

Ultramid® Advanced T2000
The new PPA with decisive advantages over other 6T/66 PPAs on the market

Ultramid<sup>®</sup> Advanced T2000 MCB

Ultramid® Advanced T2000 offers decisive advantages regarding mechanical properties and resistance to humidity as well as for processing. 

BASF has developed the simulation tool Ultrasim® in such a way that parts made of Ultramid® Advanced T2000 can also be simulated. 

Excellent mechanical, electrical and thermal properties:

  • High strength, stiffness and resistivity with superior mechanical and electrical properties compared to standard polyamides such as PA 6 or PA 66 over the complete range of application temperatures, both dry and in conditioned state
  • Improved impact strength above market benchmark for PA 6T/66, as well as on par with standard PA 66
  • High melting point (310°C) and heat deflection temperatures of > 280°C (HDT-A) for lead-free soldering without deformation

Outstanding resistance to humidity:

  • Lower water uptake than standard aliphatic polyamides such as PA 6 or PA 66 resulting in high dimensional stability, and small impact on properties

Efficient processing:

  • Significantly higher flowability compared to other high-temperature polyamides without compromising flexibility or toughness
  • Several post-processing options such as welding with other Ultramid® Advanced T2000 grades, polyamides or PPAs in general, and laser marking

Ultramid® Advanced T2000
Compound portfolio tailored for specific E&E requirements

The initial portfolio consists of the following compounds:

  • Standard and high heat-stabilized, glass-fiber reinforced grades with reinforcement levels of 30% to 50% to provide a broad range of stiffness, strength and toughness, available both as uncolored and laser-markable black
  • Reinforced grades with improved impact resistance, with e.g. 30% glass fibers
  • A special range of flame retardant and glass-fiber reinforced grades with 30% to 40% glass fibers and with UL 94 V-0 rating available for all colors
Ultramid<sup>®</sup> Advanced T2000 Thermostatgehäuse

Ultramid® Advanced T2000
A good connection for the E&E and automotive industries 

With these properties, Ultramid® Advanced T2000 can be applied in parts that require high and constant stiffness and strength over a broad temperature range in combination with resistance to heat and humidity.

Such applications can be found in mainly:

  • the E&E connector industry where high resistivity, mechanical strength and resistance to humidity are required, e.g. connectors, switches and structural laptop parts
  • the transportation industry where materials must remain strong in whatever temperatures or environments, e.g. water pumps, fuel system components and transmission sensors
Ultramid<sup>®</sup> Advanced T2000 Fuel Valve

Ultramid® Advanced T2000
The ideal polyphthalamide for connectors in the E&E industry

Further information on Ultramid® Advanced T2000, the new PPA on the basis of PA 6T/66, can be found here:

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Connecting strengths

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