A reinforced polyamide 6 (PA6) product range tailored to the requirements of the electroplating process has been introduced by the TER Plastics Polymer Group (Herne, Germany). The Terez Galvano PA products are characterized by their surface finish and strength, according to the company.
Galvanized molded parts are used in a variety of applications, including automotive trim, handles, furniture, and sanitary and household products. Good adhesion of the metallized surface is a basic requirement of the material, which also must display aesthetic and textural qualities. Electroplated plastics are characterized by a cool-touch effect, notes the company.
Nonreinforced materials quickly reach their limit when subjected to bending or tensile forces. The Terez Galvano PA line is specifically tailored to the electroplating process and achieves excellent adhesion to the metalized layer. Good flow properties, mechanical strength and surface quality are among the characteristics.
The product line is suitable for high-gloss as well matte and chromed surfaces.