WEB EXCLUSIVE: Vectra T. rex liquid-crystal polymer is a new grade from Ticona, Florence, Ky., aimed at sheet extrusion and thermoforming. This high-temperature thermoplastic now has sufficient melt viscosity and melt strength for these processes. It has the heat resistance for large commercial baking pans and sterilizable medical trays and equipment; meets flame, smoke, and toxicity (FST) requirements for aircraft interiors; and provides high stiffness and low CLTE for use in microchip carriers.The initial grade is 40% mineral filled and will be highlighted at this month’s K 2010 show in Dusseldorf, Germany. It boasts up to three times greater melt viscosity and 20% higher impact strength than standard 40% mineral-filled LCP, along with an HDT of 245 C/473 F.
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