French Chemical company, Rhodia recently unveiled the first high-flow flame-retardant range of Technyl® polyamide products specifically designed for the connector industry. The company says the new Technyl® range offers new high-flow products that meet the stringent Glow Wire Tests (GWT) for finished parts and which have VDE (IEC 60335-1) and UL approval. Within Rhodia's PA 6.6 range, three grades meet the specific needs of the appliance market by displaying exceptionally stable GWIT performance, as required by the IEC 60335-1. Rhodia's three new grades of high-flow flame-retardant range of Technyl® polyamide include Technyl® A 32G1, UL94 V2, Technyl® A 30G1, UL94 V0 and Technyl® A 60G2 V30.
Technyl® A 32G1, UL94 V2 is free of antimony trioxide (ATO free), displaying extremely robust GWIT performance up to 900°C. Technyl® A 30G1, UL94 V0, displays good GWIT and excellent GWFI performance. Technyl® A 60G2 V30 is a halogen, red phosphorus and ATO free high flow PA 6.6 product that has excellent all-round flammability performance with proven end part performance. According to the company, these three new products complete one of the largest EP fire resistant offering designed for the connector industry. Rhodia supplies reinforced or un-reinforced PA 6, PA 6.6 and PA 6.6/6 UL94 V0 rated grades, each displaying excellent all-round properties. These grades are based on high-flow, fast cycling PA 6 and PA 6.6 polymer technology using both halogen and halogen-free additives to obtain the correct fire resistant performance.