WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new halogen-free liquid crystal polymer grades for electrical/electronic parts are said to be cost-competitive and to avoid processing issues encountered with high-temperature nylons. Vectra G131 (35% glass) and G331 (35% glass/mineral) from Ticona, Florence, Ky., are inherently flame resistant (UL 94V-0 at 0.15 mm) without additives and are said to be dimensionally stable in thin-wall parts at up to 260 C, suiting them to lead-free soldering. Relative to HT nylons, the Vectra G Series reportedly offers faster molding cycles, no flash or mold deposit, no moisture-related blistering, and longer tool life (non-corrosive in water-heated molds). They also allow use of up to 25% regrind.
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