Engineering plastics used in electrical applications have to show excellent electrical performance, good mechanical properties as well as high dimensional stability under heat. In daily operation, they have to guarantee insulation and therefore secure handling.
They have to reduce fire risk in the event of an electrical defect or exposure to external sources of ignition. With a lot of applications, the plastic is used for designing the exterior as well. This is why design requirements e.g. for surface quality, haptics, and colors become more and more important.
For power plugs, CEE plugs and sockets, Ultramid® A3K provides balanced toughness and stiffness properties, as well as good heat resistance and thermal endurance. BASF's Ultramid® 8202C is ideal for wall plates, receptacles and GFCIs and applications with higher heat requirements.