At the SKZ conference, Lanxess will focus on alternatives to polyamide 66 compounds and its growing range of halogen-free flame-retardant polyamide and PBT compounds. Photo courtesy Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co KG.
At the SKZ conference, Lanxess will focus on alternatives to polyamide 66 compounds and its growing range of halogen-free flame-retardant polyamide and PBT compounds. Photo courtesy Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co KG.

Lanxess plans to showcase polyamide 66 alternatives during a conference taking place at plastics testing center Süddeutsche Kunststoffzentrum (SKZ).

‘In terms of topics, this year we are concentrating on cost-effective alternatives to polyamide 66 compounds, the application of our structural materials in the battery, powertrain and charging infrastructure of electric vehicles, and our growing range of halogen-free, flame-retardant polyamides and polybutylene terephthalates (PBT),’ said Marc Marbach, High Performance Materials (HPM) segment head.

This includes the company’s range of halogen-free flame-retardant polyamide 6, polyamide 66 and PBT compounds featuring up to 45% by weight glass fiber reinforcement. Polyamide 6 compounds reportedly have high tracking resistance and high glow-wire resistance on the finished part, making them suitable for applications in unsupervised operated household appliances, and metal- and halide-free product types for components such as high-voltage connectors near the car battery and the electric powertrain that must not corrode over the long term.

‘We have now developed formulations with high thermal stability, with which polyamide 6 types, such as Durethan BKV30FN04, can be dyed in an orange shade, as per RAL 2003,’ Marbach.

The company has also expanded its portfolio to include halogen-free flame-retardant, glas -fiber reinforced polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 compounds, which are laser transparent.

This story uses material from Lanxess, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.