The 2009 Frost & Sullivan European Product Innovation of the Year Award in the field of high performance polymers for electronics is presented to DSM Engineering Plastics for Stanyl® ForTii™, the first new polymer that meets the current market trends of miniaturisation and convergence of electronic devices. The product offers multiple advantages including dimensional stability, improved performance, environmental benefits, cost benefits, strength and chemical resistance, and ease of processing.
DSM's Stanyl® ForTii™ effectively extends the performance range of high performance polyamides; this increases the performance-to-cost ratio for both electronics and automotive market needs.
"This Award recognises the product development behind Stanyl® ForTii™ for both meeting current market demands and offering optimal customer value," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Christina Priya Dhanuja. "In cohering with the prominent trend of miniaturisation, higher data rates, electronic device convergence and increased SMT reflow soldering in the assembly, Stanyl® ForTii™ is positioned to also address the needs of the automotive and the aerospace industry, both of which are keen on reducing weight for better fuel efficiency and introducing an even higher content of electronics."
Formerly known as PA4T, this new halogen-free polymer uniquely combines the most desired features, namely high mechanical, electrical and high temperature performance. The product's unique balance of properties such as enhanced dimensional stability, compatibility with lead free reflow soldering, high stiffness, and mechanical strength at high temperatures effectively meets today's and tomorrow's market needs.
"Due to its broad processing window and high flow, the high performance product is also characterised by outstanding processability," remarks Dhanuja. "Notably, the product outperforms alternative high-temperature resins including polyphthalamides (PPA's) and liquid crystal polymers (LCPs)."
It is characterised by a high melting point of 325 °C, a high glass transition temperature of 125 °C, a high heat deflection temperature of 310°C and comparative tracking index of 600°C (PLC level 0), fulfils the second best moisture sensitivity level (MSL JEDEC 2) while offering a flow higher than any halogen free polyphthalamide.
With the highest stiffness amongst all LCPs, PPAs and PPS in the temperature range of reflow soldering, the product has a very low warpage change before and after reflow, making it an ideal fit to solve issues related to co-planarity. The product also boasts high mechanical toughness, high weld line strength and an enhanced resistance to abrasion.
Meeting our customer and market demand Stanyl ForTii is RoHS compliant and entirely halogen and red phosphorous free. It also has high cost benefits with an increase in throughput and yield, and lower total cost than LCP.
"Importantly, Stanyl® ForTii™ can be moulded using conventional equipment," comments Dhanuja. "With regard to applications, Stanyl® ForTiiTM is ideally suited for lead free Surface Mount Technology, high temperature dip soldering, eutectic bonding, packages of light emitting diodes and full electrical or hybrid automobiles."
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About DSM Engineering Plastics
DSM Engineering Plastics is one of the world's leading suppliers of quality engineering thermoplastics providing customer value through sustainable solutions that reflect the DSM People, Planet and Profit strategy. DSM Engineering Plastics delivers innovative opportunities for customers who design or produce electrical applications, electronic equipment, cars, barrier packaging films as well as many mechanical and extrusion applications. These markets are served with a broad portfolio of high performance materials including Akulon® 6 and 66 polyamides, Arnitel® TPC, Arnite® PBT and PET polyesters, Yparex® extrudable adhesive resins, and Stanyl® high heat 46 polyamides. Most recently, DSM Engineering Plastics introduced the first new polymer of the 21st century: Stanyl® ForTii™. DSM Engineering Plastics had sales in 2008 of EUR 761 with 1500 employees employed worldwide. More on dsmep.com. and ForTii.com/.
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