New high-voltage products in the portfolio of ClickPlastics AG Bensheim

ClickPlastics AG and their Asian partners, who are up to 100% backwards integrated, have developed new PBT and PPS products (unreinforced and reinforced, depending on customer requirements) in their portfolio that fulfill the requirements of the LV 215 standard.

The LV 215 standard contains values, ​​that are minimum requirements for products to be used for high-voltage connectors.  The current charging power for the batteries should be ≥ 400V, some end customers want to increase charging power up to 1500V.

Mainly the requirements of LV 215 for CTI (Comparative Tracking Index) ≥ 600V -1000V after heat storage for 1008 hours at 150°C can hardly be meet by the materials used up to now. For the requirement of 3000 hours at 85°C and constant color performance, most common products also fail.

The properties mentioned above and additional flame retardancy VO at 0.4mm or 0.8mm thickness, hydrolysis resistant under the test conditions 85%/85°C – where the mech. properties aren’t allowed to fall below 50% after this test – can’t be achieved with current materials.

In addition, a corrosion test of the metal contacts, which are boiled in 100°C hot water, is required, in which the residues are then analyzed. The resistance to battery acid must also be given.

Most current materials fail due to the above mentioned array of requirements. PBT and PPS grades developed by ClickPlastics and their Asian suppliers, that have been specially developed for this application, offer all the desired properties.

ClickPlastics AG, Hall 6 E80

ClickPlastics AG expands product portfolio with biodegradable plastics

The German engineering plastics distributor ClickPlastics AG is representing the complete Bioplastics –  productline of their Chinese partner Hengli Group since January 2022.

The product portfolio consists of biodegradable PBAT-Resins (Polybutylenadipat-terephthalat), biodegradable PBS-Resins (Polybutylensuccinat) and PBAT-Biocompounds for mulch /packaging films.

PBAT has similiar properties like Polyethylene with low density. Films produced from PBAT show a high elasticity with high termal resistance up to 230 °C. The blow molding process alIows thicknesses up to 100 µm with good printing and welding properties. The special chemical structure allows a degradable process through microorganisms und enzymes. PBAT-compounds even contain  30 % of biobased materials. The product portfolio is in the final process of certification according the relevant standards  EN 13432, DIN CERTO and OK Compost/ TÜV Austria. Sample quantities are available short notice from the German warehouse.

ClickPlastics will introduce PLA-Resins (Poly Lactic Acid) from  their Asian partners during the K Show as well. PLA is based on lactic acid, a natural acid, and is mainly produced by fermentation of sugar or starch with the help of microorganisms. PLA is one of the very rare plastics, which is bio-based and as well biodegradable.

ClickPlastics AG, Hall6 E80