Fakuma 2018: Japan’s Polyplastics to highlight latest material and technology innovations

Japan’s Polyplastics will showcase its material solutions, technology innovations, and the latest applications at the upcoming Fakuma 2018 exhibition Oct. 16–20 in Friedrichshafen, Germany (Hall B1, Booth B1-1213). The trade show is expected to attract more than 1,800 exhibitors and roughly 50,000 visitors.

Polyplastics homes in on automotive and electrical/electronics applications with its range of engineering plastics. Pictured here is a hybrid electric vehicle motor insulator.

Polyplastics will also focus on e-mobility, along with its efforts in research and development. The company’s newly established technical center in Frankfurt offers expanded customer support, delivering design and product development expertise for a range of applications.

Polyplastics will exhibit the latest developments for its broad product portfolio including Duracon polyacetal (POM), Duranex polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), Durafide polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), Laperos liquid crystal polymer (LCP), and TOPAS cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) resins. Examples of recent applications in new energy vehicles, high-end electric devices, and food and sanitary will also be displayed.

Other key material developments include POM resin grades with low-VOC emissions for the production of automotive interiors. These Duracon low-VOC acetal grades are specifically designed to meet the latest regulations governing the concentration of VOCs in automotive interiors.

Polyplastics will also highlight its new Durafide PPS grade which delivers improved heat shock resistance for a range of automotive applications. Meanwhile, the company will showcase its extensive range of engineering thermoplastics which facilitate laser welding of housing components for the automotive and electrical/electronics industries.

At Fakuma, Polyplastics will present the viability of PPS for bump-off molding of automotive engine cooling systems. Bump-off molding results in an undercut that “bumps” in two directions and ejects from the mold without using a sliding structure. The parting line (mold lip) is eliminated, allowing for a burr-less product. Polyplastics’ linear Durafide PPS, which already offers superior performance over rivals like polyamide 66, now has bump-off molding capabilities to eliminate deburring. Polyplastics has also developed Duranex 457EV, an unfilled, high-impact PBT which satisfies the UL2251 standard for electrical/electronics and automotive.



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