Product Announcement from Celanese Corporation

Liquid Crystal Polymer For Extrusion/Thermoforming-Image

Ticona Engineering Polymers has added a new member to its family of inherently flame resistant liquid crystal polymers (LCP): Vectra® T. rex LCP is designed for thermal forming processes and offers all the properties this high-performance polymer is known for high dimensional stability, excellent high-temperature performance and chemical resistance.

With high melt viscosity and melt strength, this new LCP is ideally suited for extrusion and thermoforming processes," said Edward Hallahan, marketing manager, high performance polymers. "Initially, Ticona is offering a 40 percent mineral filled grade, Vectra T.rex 541, which provides impact and notched impact strengths that are significantly higher than those of other mineral-filled grades."

Vectra T. rex 541 also provides:

  • High heat deflection temperature (HDT) of 245 degrees Celsius (473 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 20 percent improvement in impact performance vs. standard 40 percent mineral filled LCP
  • Higher melt viscosity up to 3-times greater than standard 40 percent mineral filled LCP
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