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