BASF's first carbon fibre reinforced Ultradur PBT is designed for use in the automotive electronics and mechanical engineering sectors.
BASF's first carbon fibre reinforced Ultradur PBT is designed for use in the automotive electronics and mechanical engineering sectors.

Ultradur B4300 C3 LS bk15126 offers low electrostatic charge along with good conductivity. The material, which is reinforced with 15% carbon fibre, absorbs hardly any water, is laser-markable, and its mechanical properties are similar to those of a standard PBT with 30% glass fibre.

The composite material can be easily combined with other PBT grades, e.g. by welding or bonding, and is also suitable for complex, thin-walled components.

Possible applications of the carbon fibre reinforced PBT are parts in cars or machines with gases or fluids flowing through, fast-moving components in textile machines, or conveyor belt elements that are subject to static charge due to friction.

Other fields of use include machines in paper processing, printers, and transportation packaging for sensitive electronic goods that require ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection.