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Ultramid® Vision – the first semi-transparent polyamide

BASF has now succeeded in developing Ultramid® Vision, the first semi-crystalline polyamide that allows light to pass through largely unhindered. Compared to opaque standard polyamides, Ultramid® Vision shows very high light transmission with low light scattering.

This new polyamide combines the best properties of two material groups:

  • the chemical resistance, temperature resistance and easy processing of semi-crystalline, opaque resins with
  • the transparency of amorphous polymers,
  • at a competitive price level.

Thus, Ultramid® Vision is a cost-efficient material solution for applications in chemically challenging environments which require a high level of light transmission or even transparency.

Ultramid® Vision at the Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany!

Please visit us from October 16 to 20 at the BASF booth: hall B4, booth 4306


In addition to the uncolored base grade Ultramid® Vision B3K un, there is the option of producing specially equipped products featuring diffuse light scattering along with high transmittance. Customers can also obtain specially colored products. Alternatively, Ultramid® Vision can be colored with polyamide-based color masterbatches which can be procured from e.g. BASF Color Solutions.

Potential applications

Ultramid® Vision can be employed for manufacturing components in various industries. It is particularly suitable if these components need to provide the following functions:

  • visual check
  • visually attractive light design
  • illumination


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