Ticona Engineering Polymers announced a new grade of Fortron PPS that reduces the amount of chlorine contained in the formulation, thereby enabling electrical and electronic component original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers to design and make products that will comply with anticipated halogen-free industry standards. According to the company, Fortron PPS 1140A66 fuses reduce chlorine concentrations to below 900 parts per million. This reduction in chlorine concentrations is accomplished without a loss of the mechanical properties that make these PPS resins appropriate for making connectors, switches and other electrical components. The resins satisfy the UL 94V-0 flammability rating without the addition of flame retardants. Also, Fortron PPS is suitable for use in applications where exacting electrical properties are required, such as jigs used in semiconductor production and testing.
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