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A. Schulman Launches Regulations-compliant FR Polyamide for Electrical Connectors

Published on 2018-04-04. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Electrical & Electronics    

Schulamid® 66 MV 5 FR for Electrical Connectors
Schulamid® 66 MV 5 FR for Electrical Connectors
A. Schulman, Inc. has launched Schulamid® 66 MV 5 FR, a new un-reinforced flame retardant polyamide for use in electrical connectors.

Plastics for E&E Applications


  • Plastics offer many benefits to electrical and electronical applications, ranging from lightweight to heat and electrical insulation. 
  • These characteristics are also essential in injection molded connectors, where safety requirements are high. 
  • A. Schulman’s new Schulamid® 66 MV 5 FR has especially been developed for this market and replies to stringent market demands.

Schulamid® 66 MV 5 FR


  • Schulamid® 66 MV 5 FR has successfully passed the most important tests for electrical and electronic applications, such as RTI (Relative Temperature Index – measures the deterioration of materials in electrical devices) and UL 94 V-0 (flame resistance test). 
  • Furthermore, Schulamid® 66 MV 5FR has high CTI ratings in performance level class PLC0 (600V), which are a measure of their ability to provide electrical insulation. 
  • The product resists the glow wire flammability index test (GWFI) at 960°C. 
  • For additional safety, it is halogen-free, assuring that no toxic substances are released into the air in case of a fire. 
  • The innovative polyamide is also compliant with the new railway safety standard EN 45545-1, which is now mandatory for rolling stock in Europe. 
  • This standard aims at minimizing the risk of ignition and controls the extend of fire development.

In addition to ensuring improved cycle times and hence a higher output, Schulamid® 66 MV 5 FR shows also an out-standing processability which allows more flexibility in the connector structure and design. As colors are of increasing importance in electrical and electronical applications it is important to note that Schulamid® 66 MV is available in a broad range of colors, which are all UL 94 V-0 listed, as of 0.4 mm.


Source: A. Schulman, Inc.
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