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Polyplastics’ Glass-filled PBT Grade for High-voltage Automotive Components

Published on 2020-03-05. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Thermoplastic Composites      Automotive    

polyplastic-pbt-grade-auto The Polyplastics Group is offering an improved polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) grade which provides tracking resistance for a range of high-voltage automotive components. DURANEX® PBT CG7030 is a 30% glass-filled grade which also delivers strong dimensional stability and highly stable electrical resistance and dielectric breakdown properties.

Highly Superior Dimensional Stability in DURANEX PBT CG7030

DURANEX PBT CG7030 exhibits highly superior dimensional stability. Polyplastics reports that both moisture absorption and dimensional change rates for PBT grades are around one-tenth of the values observed for PA66-GF33%.

Test results also show that DURANEX PBT CG7030 maintains its dielectric breakdown strength in high heat and humid environments (85ºC/85%RH, after 1,000 hours). Indeed, a significant decline of around 40% was observed for PA66-GF33% in high heat and high moisture conditions.

DURANEX PBT CG7030 also has improved volume resistivity versus PA66-GF33% which shows significant declines in high heat and high moisture environments.

Polyplastics' Conducted Extensive Testing

As car makers move increasingly to electric vehicles, the demand for high-voltage components is expected to increase. Polyplastics conducted extensive testing of both PA 66 and PBT in temperature environments ranging from -40ºC to 140ºC for electric car applications such as batteries, power control units (PCUs), and motors/generators.

Since the properties of PBT grades experience little change even in hot, moist environments, Polyplastics determined that they are more suitable than PA66 for use in high-voltage applications. These results suggest that using PBT could produce less variation in electrical properties when environments change.

Source: Polyplastics
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