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PPS grade answers thin-wall call with high heat to boot

A mineral/glass-filled polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) with exceptional high-flow properties is targeting applications in the appliance, industrial, and electrical/electronics (E/E) sectors that need high temperature resistance in thin-wall designs.

IMM Staff

February 4, 2010

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PPS grade answers thin-wall call with high heat to boot

Fortron 6162A7 from Ticona (Florence, KY) is rated UL94 V-0 for wall thicknesses down to 0.8 mm without the use of flame-retardant additives, and it also features 40% improved flow vs. the existing grade Fortron 6165A6. Comparative tracking index (CTI) is greater than or equal to 175V, while the UL hot wire ignition (HWI) rating is 0 at 3.0 mm thickness.

Ticona developed Fortron 6162A7 in response to a consumer appliance manufacturer that needed a high-flow version of Fortron 6165A6 to allow molding of larger-diameter parts in a multicavity tool. Fortron 6162A7 is also intended for use in E/E switches, relays, potentiometers, and other circuit-carrying components. —[email protected]

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