A new low-warp grade of liquid-crystal polymer is designed to provide the precise dimensional tolerances and easy flow needed to injection mold connectors with higher pin densities that enable increased bandwidth and higher data-transfer speeds.

A new low-warp grade of liquid-crystal polymer is designed to provide the precise dimensional tolerances and easy flow needed to injection mold connectors with higher pin densities that enable increased bandwidth and higher data-transfer speeds. Examples connectors with 200 to 300 pins and sockets with around 1000 pins. Vectra E488i from Ticona Engineering Polymers, Florence, Ky., is a halogen-free resin meeting UL 94V-0. It reportedly shows less warpage and flatter parts, both right out of the mold and after lead-free reflow soldering at 260 C, than other LCPs and high-temperature nylons. For property details, visit www.ptonline.com/plaspec. (800) 833-4882 • www.ticona.com/halogenfree

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