Polyplastics targets DURANEX (R) PBT grids for autonomous steering applications

16 July 2020

As the automotive industry makes a solid change to electric vehicles, Polyplastics Co., Ltd., a leading global supplier of engineering plastic, sees strong potential for its products innovative resin components in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that allow autonomous driving. DURANEX (R) PBT materials - aimed at actuators and communication equipment - deliver solid durability, alkaline resistance, resistance to hydrolysis, and resistance to heat shock.

In "by-wire" systems, the actuator requires a higher level of reliability as ADAS parts become more sophisticated and electronic controls automated. Polyplastics' DURANEX (R) PBT is chosen for many electrical actuator parts because it continues to perform competently, even in harsh environments. Under-body parts are exposed to water and snow-melting agents from road surfaces, as well as to the eye and other substances. These parts also heat up as they are close to the machine, engine and other parts that generate heat. As a result, PBT is chosen in many actuator parts due to its high heat resistance, superior chemical resistance and low water absorption rate.

DURANEX (R) PBT 330HR, 531HS, and 532AR are grades with superior durability (resistance to hydrolysis) to withstand conditions like these. DURANEX 532AR is resistant to alkaline matter and does not easily experience stress cracking even when in contact with metal rust fluid. This makes it great for hair under cars.

In communication equipment, PBT flame retardant resins are also in demand in engine applications exposed to high voltages, batteries and charging parts. The DURANEX (R) PBT 750AM is a UL V-0 grade with a level of durability in car-mounted environments. Because it has the ability to stabilize the shapes of capsules and connectors, this grid is being used more and more in car parts that require flame retardant in recent years.

Access: https://www.polyplastics.com/en/product/lines/pbt_adas/index.html

About Polyplastics

Polyplastics Group is a global leader in the development and production of engineering thermoplastic solutions. The Group's product portfolio includes PBT, polyoxymethylene (POM), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), liquid crystal polymer (LCP) and cyclic olefin copolymer (COC). With over 50 years of experience, the company is supported by a strong global network of research and development, production and sales resources.

DURANEX (R) is a registered trademark of Polyplastics Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries.


Source: prnewswire.com