Arcoplex Group: partnership with Sabic

14 July 2020

Arcoplex Group is pleased to announce the partnership with Sabic for the distribution of ULTEM™  resins, EXTEM™ and SILTEM™.

“We are pleased to collaborate with a Group that aims to responsibly provide quality products and services through innovation, learning and operational excellence” – Giacomo Scanzi (CEO Arcoplex Group).

Sabic’s mission is carried out through major investments in technology and innovation, with offices spread all over the world and hundreds of dedicated scientists, who contribute to the continuous development of new patents and certifications to meet the various needs of a constantly evolving market. These characteristics make Sabic a partner to be proud of.

The Arcoplex Group product portfolio therefore expands with ULTEM™, EXTEM™ and SILTEM™ resins.

ULTEM™ resin is an amorphous, transparent, amber colored, polyetherimide (PEI) resin, which is characterized by excellent resistance to short and long term heat exposure while keeping its outstanding performance, such as strength, stiffness, impact and electrical properties. ULTEMTM™ resin may be used for applications that must meet stringent physical performance, endure harsh environments and comply with demanding regulatory requirements.

With a combination of excellent dimensional stability and low coefficient of thermal expansion up to high temperatures and under load conditions, ULTEM™ resin offers benefits in, for example, design freedom with predictable expansion / shrinkage and thin wall capability. With its inherent flame resistance, low smoke evolution and toxicity and stable electrical performance (Dk/Df), ULTEM resin finds a home in various markets and industries, such as Electrical and Electronics, Automotive / Mobility, Mass Transportation and Healthcare.

SABIC’s EXTEM™ resin portfolio offers the highest heat amorphous Thermoplastic Polyimide (TPI) grades in the world with a glass transition temperature up to 267ºC and enhanced creep and strength performance at elevated temperatures. EXTEM™ resin is approximately 50% stronger at 170ºC then ULTEM™ resin and offers true thermoplastic melt processability with high performance as molded. With no need for post-cure or crystallization to yield its maximum performance unlike PAI and PI polymers, EXTEM™ resin may offer manufacturing cost effectivity and improved productivity. EXTEM™ resin is inherently flame retardant and has a high limiting oxygen index.

SILTEM™ resin is an amber, transparent, amorphous, halogen free siloxane polyetherimide block co-polymer (PEI-si) with ULTEM™ resin and siloxane soft-blocks used in wire, cable, nuclear and aircraft applications, offering flexibility, dimensional stability at elevated temperatures and high tensile elongation.

SILTEM resin is an option for high performance wire coating solutions meeting high industry and regulatory standards:

  • Non fluorinated
  • Flexibility (no cracking)
  • Abrasion resistance
  • High heat performance

Axtrolab, the Arcoplex Technical Service, is available to provide you with all the information you may need, call 0363-33.201 or write to the address [email protected]

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