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PC card header made of PA-4,6 instead of LCP

SpecialChem / Aug 16, 2006

The electronic components manufacturer Tyco Amp Den Bosch has decided to replace the liquid crystal polymer (LCP) it uses to manufacture its PCMCIA parts i.e. PC card headers that are used in laptops to provide plug-in expansion, network connectivity and other add-on functions. So the firm has chosen a polyamide-4,6 (PA-4,6) grade namely Stanyl® High Flow 46HF 5040 from DSM Engineering Plastics to produce the new thin walled parts because of the better mechanical properties and the very low warping of this grade. Moreover the use of PA-4,6 offers material cost saving compared with LCP.

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