Stanyl for LED lighting applications in harsh environments

Date Announced: 21 Sep 2010

Stanyl® PA46 was selected by AVX Corporation for a new robust and reliable connection system for use in high reliability and harsh environments for wire-to-board applications. This is a new application for Stanyl in the emerging Solid State Lighting market.

The 9176 Series of surface mount Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDC) were originally developed for the rugged automotive and industrial market applications. This industry proven contact system is approved to automotive levels for shock, vibration, and temperature cycling, further underlining its reliability.

This IDC connector system provides a “gas tight” termination of a discrete wire to the PCB. The insulator housing provides the necessary strain relief on the wire to protect it from extreme mechanical and environment conditions. Operating temperature is -40ºC to +125ºC.

The insulators for the 9176 Series devices are made from UL94-V0 Stanyl PA 46 from DSM Engineering Plastics. According to Tom Anderson, Product Manager at AVX Corporation says: “Our new 9176 Series connector system reduces total applied cost when compared to either soldering or crimping while providing a reliable, repeatable and repairable process. This requires a high stiffness at high temperatures (260ºC) to enables the SMT (Surface Mount Technology) soldering.”

Rui Zhang at DSM Engineering Plastics says: “Stanyl has a well-established and proven track record for robust and reliable connections. It offers high flexibility and stiffness and is suitable for a 260ºC reflow soldering process. In this application, Stanyl offers an excellent UL 94 V0 solution.”

AVX
AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

DSM Engineering Plastics
DSM Engineering Plastics is one of the world's leading suppliers of quality engineering thermoplastics providing customer value through sustainable solutions that reflect the DSM People, Planet and Profit strategy. DSM Engineering Plastics delivers innovative opportunities for customers who design or produce electrical applications, electronic equipment, cars, barrier packaging films as well as many mechanical and extrusion applications. These markets are served with a broad portfolio of high performance materials including Akulon® and Novamid® 6 and 66 polyamides, Arnitel® TPC, Arnite® PBT and PET polyesters, Yparex® extrudable adhesive resins, and Stanyl® high heat 46 polyamides. Most recently, DSM Engineering Plastics has introduced the first new polymer of the 21st century: Stanyl® ForTii™ and has expanded her portfolio with two bio-based, high performance engineering plastics, EcoPaXX™ and Arnitel Eco. DSM Engineering Plastics had sales in 2009 of EUR 648 million and employs some 1600 people worldwide More on: www.dsmep.com.

DSM – the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company
Royal DSM N.V. creates solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance. Its end markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM manages its business with a focus on the triple bottom line of economic prosperity, environmental quality and social equity, which it pursues simultaneously and in parallel. DSM has annual net sales of about € 8 billion and employs some 22,700 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information: www.dsm.com.

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