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New PBT grade for autmotive headlamp bezels

DSM Engineering Plastics (Sittard) : 24 February, 2004  (New Product)
The new Arnite XL PBT, specifically designed for automotive headlamp bezels, is now available from DSM Engineering Plastics.
DSM Engineering Plastics has released Arnite XL, a new grade of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) designed for automotive lamp bezel applications.

Arnite XL offers high strength and stiffness, excellent flow and the ability to consolidate material usage. More importantly, Arnite XL offers exceptional resistance to outgassing at high temperatures, dimensional stability, and the capability to be vacuum-metallised without painting.

“Arnite XL emerged from a collaboration with customers to develop a material that flows well, has high temperature resistance and dimensional stability, and resists lamp fogging,” said Robert Evans, General Product Manager – Arnite for DSM Engineering Plastics. “Where customers have traditionally had unique application requirements for Polycarbonate, Polyamide 6/6 and PBT, they can now consolidate their demand into one grade, Arnite XL, which meets all of their combined requirements.”

Arnite XL has good mould flow properties, allowing designers great freedom for designing deep ribs, mounting tabs, and other sharply defined geometric part attributes. Arnite XL compliments a broad range of Arnite PBT and PET formulations from DSM Engineering Plastics.

Arnite grades are used in a wide variety of automotive electrical and electronic applications such as ignition components, fuse boxes, lighting enclosures, door handles, electric motor covers, gear housings and electrical connectors to name only a few.
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