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