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Ultramid® Advanced N

The new superhero for engineers: Ultramid® Advanced N for challenging applications

The time has come for a new superhero to step into the limelight: Ultramid® Advanced N, the new polyphthalamide (PPA) by BASF. By this, BASF is expanding its range of partially aromatic polyamides. The portfolio comprises unreinforced compounds and compounds reinforced with short or long glass fibers as well as flame-retardant grades. They exceed the properties of conventional PPA plastics. The new product line is supplemented by detailed material characterization and the proven BASF application development capabilities. BASF offers selected grades for customer projects around the world from now on.

For a broad application range, BASF developed several grades of Ultramid® Advanced N ranging from unreinforced to varying degrees of glass fibers, carbon fibers or mineral fillers. Depending on the requirements of individual applications, different heat stabilizers and also flame-retardant grades are available.

Ultramid® Advanced N – the PPA by BASF for many challenging parts in all industries

Ultramid® Advanced N provides

  • excellent mechanics of up to 125°C and in wet or conditioned state
  • very low water uptake resulting in high dimensional stability and small influence on properties
  • resistance to many challenging media such as hot oil, coolants, aggressive fuels, acids, calcium or zinc chloride solutions
  • excellent wear behavior and abrasion resistance
  • simple processing with a broad parameter window and good flowability
  • several post-processing options such as welding, laser marking, reflow soldering.

With these outstanding properties, Ultramid® Advanced N is the ideal problem-solving material for many demanding applications – the superhero for engineers facing new challenges!

Come and contact us to find out more about our superhero’s abilities at our booth at the K 2016!