Against dust and flying sparks
BASF thus meets the increasing requirements on material and parts especially in automotive electronics. With Ultradur B4300 C3, miniaturization, precision, and safety can be combined even better in the future: parts made of the carbon fiber-reinforced engineering plastic retain their antistatic property permanently and even after contact with media (e.g. fuels) and at high temperatures.
Effective immediately, Ultradur B4300 C3 LS bk15126 is available in commercial quantities. The material, which is reinforced with 15 percent carbon fiber, has a low volume and surface resistance. It absorbs hardly any water, is laser-markable, and its good mechanical properties are similar to those of a standard PBT with 30 percent glass fibers. Furthermore, Ultradur B4300 C3 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 fiber-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 usage include machines in paper processing, printers, and transportation packaging for sensitive electronic goods that require ESD (=electrostatic discharge) protection.