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High flow PBT cuts cycle time for high volume connector

A plug-in connector for data media is the first component made from Ultradur High Speed, BASF's new high-flow PBT. The connector, which is used to connect cables in laptops, telephones and other devic...

May 1, 2005   Canadian Plastics



A plug-in connector for data media is the first component made from Ultradur High Speed, BASF’s new high-flow PBT. The connector, which is used to connect cables in laptops, telephones and other devices with an ISDN or DSL connection, is manufactured from Ultradur High Speed B4300 G2, a grade containing 10% glass fibre.

The small, intricate component weighs 1.5 g and is manufactured in quantities of several million per year. The molder was especially attracted to the material’s excellent flow, which helped eliminate problems filling the complex, eight-cavity tool. The high-flow PBT also helped do away with the entrapment of air on the thin connector ribs, and, as well, helped reduce cycle time by 20 to 25%. The material was first introduced at K 2004 and, depending on its glass fibre content, flows at least twice as far as comparable standard Ultradur grades.

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