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Ultramid®

Ultramid® is BASF's trade name for its line of polyamide (PA) products. BASF started manufacturing Ultramid® polyamides over 50 years ago. Ultramid® is the trade name for polyamides supplied by BASF for injection molding and extrusion. The product range includes PA6 grades (Ultramid® B), PA66 grades (Ultramid® A), special polyamides like PA6T/6 (Ultramid® T) and PA610 (Ultramid® S Balance) as well as special grades based on copolyamides. Ultramid® A is produced by condensation polymerization of hexamethylene diamine and adipic acid, Ultramid® B by hydrolytic polymerization of caprolactam. These materials are obtained from petrochemical feedstocks such as benzene, cyclohexane and p-xylene.

Industries

The Ultramid® extrusion grades, available in a wide variety of viscosities and additive packages, are used in nearly all fields of packaging. Ultramid® can also be used for the production of stretched monofilaments such as industrial wires, fishing lines, tennis racket strings, weed trimmer lines and bristles.

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Profile& Characteristics

  • High strength and rigidity
  • Very good impact strength
  • Good elastic properties
  • Outstanding resistance to chemicals
  • Dimensional stability
  • Low tendency to creep
  • Exceptional sliding friction properties
  • Simple processing
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Application& Exhibit

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Cable set for electronic ventilation system Automotive

Ultramid® A
PA66

  • Overmoulding part
  • Very good mechanical strength
  • UL V-0 listing with halogene flame retardance
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Airbag housing

Ultramid® B
PA6

  • Substitution of magnesium
  • High stiffness even at high temperatures
  • Impact modified for very good cold impact strength
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Quick connectors for fuel pipes

Ultramid®
TPA6/6T

  • Very high resistant to fuel and zinc chloride up to 130°C
  • Low tendency to creep
  • Combination of stiffness and impact (flying stones)

Downloads

Ultramid® Product Brochure Download
Ultramid® Product Range Download