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Plastics in Electrical Equipment / Electronics

Plastics are being used increasingly as functional and design material for electrical and electronic components. Innovative new developments and refinements have further expanded the performance spectrum of plastics in recent years.

Design casing of the MP3 player from Meizu made of plastic

Design casing of the MP3 player from Meizu made of plastic

This dossier provides an overview of current trends in this field.

33 Topic of article Plastics in Electrical Equipment / Electronics
  • Entering the Third Dimension with Light-Colored LDS Additives
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 45 - 48

    Entering the Third Dimension with Light-Colored LDS Additives

    Selective Metallization of Plastic Components with Laser Direct Structuring

    Three-dimensional molded interconnect devices combine electronic and mechanical functions. Plastics additives are necessary for activating...   more

  • Decor and Function on One Film
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 31 - 34

    Decor and Function on One Film

    Heyco Produces Injection Molded Parts with Class A Surface and Integral Electronics

    Today’s printed electronics on injection molded parts always have a multi-layer structure. Decor films are back-molded using the FIM...   more

  • Faultless Conductor Tracks with a Long Service Life
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 10 - 14

    Faultless Conductor Tracks with a Long Service Life

    Integrated Metal/Plastics Injection Molding Enables the Economical Production of Plastic Components with Directly Injected Long-Term-Resistant Conductor Tracks

    The IKV in Aachen, Germany, has investigated the influence of process management on the quality and durability of electrically conductive...   more

  • Flexibilizing Graphite Polar Plates
    Kunststoffe international 2016/06-07, PAGE 63 - 65

    Flexibilizing Graphite Polar Plates

    Toughened Thermoplastic Compounds for Manufacturing Flexible Bipolar Plates

    Efficient bipolar plates are needed for storing electric power obtained from renewable energy sources. While polypropylene makes a suitable...   more

  • Managing the Smallest Melt Volumes
    Kunststoffe international 2016/01-02, PAGE 20 - 23

    Managing the Smallest Melt Volumes

    Influencing Melt Flow when Molding Thin-Walled Electronic Components in High-Performance Polyamide Resins

    Thermoplastic materials must prove their fit in ever smaller and powerful electronic components. A more detailed investigation was carried...   more

  • Electronic Components from the  3-D Printer
    Kunststoffe international 2016/01-02, PAGE 15 - 17

    Electronic Components from the 3-D Printer

    Additive Processes Are Paving the Way for Function Integration in Small Series

    The fact that plastics can be easily modified enables quick and simple function integration in the electronics industry. Furthermore,...   more

  • Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)
    Kunststoffe international 2014/10, PAGE 69 - 71

    Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)

    Special Properties Opening Up Growing Areas of Application

    The main area of application for liquid crystal polymers has been, and still is today, electronic components. However, LCP are increasingly...   more

  • Picture: Avoiding Moisture Damage
    Kunststoffe international 2012/04, PAGE 58 - 60

    Hydrolysis Resistant PBT: Avoiding Moisture Damage

    Thermoplastic polyesters such as polybutylene terephthalate are materials that are sensitive to hydrolysis. Moisture, particularly at high...   more

    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of BASF SE

  • Picture: Looking for the Right Polymer
    Kunststoffe international 2011/08, PAGE 37 - 38

    Laser Direct Structuring Methods: Looking for the Right Polymer

    Laser Direct Structuring Methods offer freedom of design, miniaturization and precision in the manufacture of electronic components. But...   more

  • Picture: Mass-Producing Holograms
    Kunststoffe international 2011/06, PAGE 45

    Photopolymers: Mass-Producing Holograms

    Newly developed photopolymer films can now be produced more economically. In comparison to materials available until now they do not...   more

  • Picture: For Solar Technology to Work
    Kunststoffe international 2011/06, PAGE 51

    Polyamide: For Solar Technology to Work

    Electrical connectors for solar energy systems have to meet strict requirements concerning stiffness (for slim parts), resistance against...   more

  • Picture: Weatherproof for Wind Turbines
    Kunststoffe international 2011/06, PAGE 57

    ASA Polymers: Weatherproof for Wind Turbines

    Due to their resistance to weathering, UV radiation and aging together with chemical resistance ASA polymers are especially suited for...   more

  • Picture: Irradiation Opens up Third Film Dimension
    Kunststoffe international 2010/11, PAGE 45 - 49

    Electron Irradiation: Irradiation Opens up Third Film Dimension

    In several aspects, films made of technical thermoplastics for flexible and molded interconnect devices must comply with a requirement...   more

    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of the BGS Beta-Gamma-Service GmbH & Co. KG .

  • Picture: Future Technologies for Mechatronic Products
    Kunststoffe international 2010/04, PAGE 46 - 50

    Three-dimensional Assemblies: Future Technologies for Mechatronic Products

    offer an enormous optimization potential for the manufacturing processes and overall system. For an optimum MID design, the challenge lies...   more

  • Picture: Saving Time and Costs
    Kunststoffe international 2010/04, PAGE 52 - 54

    UV-Curing Silicones: Saving Time and Costs

    The incandescent light bulb, once the pioneer of a global lighting revolution, is disappearing from stores. It has long been superseded by...   more

  • Picture: For the Sake of the Environment
    Kunststoffe international 2010/04, PAGE 55 - 57

    Nanotechnology: For the Sake of the Environment

    Climate protection, carbon footprint, energy efficiency: Nowadays, these buzzwords are encountered in almost every discussion about the...   more

  • Picture: Film with a Function
    Kunststoffe international 2010/04, PAGE 62 - 65

    Extrusion: Film with a Function

    Production of high-quality film for optical and electronic applications poses significant challenges for the manufacturing process and the...   more

  • Picture: Eco-Friendly and Versatile
    Kunststoffe international 2009/09, PAGE 61

    Polyphthalamide: Eco-Friendly and Versatile

    A newly developed polyphthalamide is very suitable for high-temperature applications in both automotive construction and the...   more

  • Picture: Laser Produces Conductive Structures
    Kunststoffe international 2009/06, PAGE 42

    MIDs: Laser Produces Conductive Structures

    Injection molded interconnect devices can be produced more cost-efficiently than before with a newly developed conductive polypropylene...   more

  • Picture: Ever More Electricity and Plastic
    Kunststoffe international 2009/06, PAGE 49 - 53

    Current Trends: Ever More Electricity and Plastic

    Interest in mechatronic components is growing in the automobile electrical and electronic sector. At the same time the installation space...   more

    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of BASF SE

  • Picture: Throwing Light on Electronics Encapsulation
    Kunststoffe international 2009/06, PAGE 54 - 57

    Process Optimization: Throwing Light on Electronics Encapsulation

    Fiber optic Bragg gratings and innovative sensors for internal mold pressure are enabling load analysis of pivotal steps in the processing...   more

  • Picture: Energy from the Environment
    Kunststoffe international 2009/04, PAGE 46 - 51

    Organic Solar Cells: Energy from the Environment

    Leightweight and flexible are tantalizing characteristics of organic solar cells. Low material costs and efficient production technologies...   more

  • Picture: Saving Electricity Costs
    Kunststoffe international 2009/04, PAGE 52 - 53

    OLEDs: Saving Electricity Costs

    The development of a white organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with high light yield will lead to the launch of economical OLED lighting in...   more

  • Picture: CMOS Technology Gaining Ground
    Kunststoffe international 2009/04, PAGE 54 - 58

    Printed Electronics: CMOS Technology Gaining Ground

    For a number of years now, integrated electronic circuits based on electrically conducting and semiconducting organic plastics have been...   more

  • Picture: All Systems Go for White Light
    Kunststoffe international 2009/04, PAGE 59 - 62

    LED Optics: All Systems Go for White Light

    Polycarbonate with its optical, mechanical and technical properties is ideally suited for the manufacture of light guides and optical...   more

  • Picture: Increased Requirements
    Kunststoffe international 2008/11, PAGE 66 - 68

    Polyamide and PBT: Increased Requirements

    In automotive engineering, application of plastics for electrics and electronics applications is growing above average. This particularly...   more

  • Picture: Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCPs)
    Kunststoffe international 2008/10, PAGE 117 - 119

    Electronic Polymers: Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCPs)

    Due to the rising trend in miniaturization of components the electronics industry continues to drive the headlong growth of liquid crystal...   more

  • Picture: From Development through to Application
    Kunststoffe international 2008/09, PAGE 42 - 45

    Conductive Plastics: From Development through to Application

    Innovative metal/thermoplastic hybrid materials have a high potential for enhancing the range of functions and integration density of...   more

  • Picture: Withstanding the Heat
    Kunststoffe international 2008/09, PAGE 95 - 96

    Electrics/Electronics: Withstanding the Heat

    The second meeting concerned with "plastics in electrics and electronics applications" was themed "Fuse-box Meets Dryer", again....   more

  • Picture: Plastics, Electronics and the Environment
    Kunststoffe international 2008/09, PAGE 97 - 100

    Material Selection: Plastics, Electronics and the Environment

    Depending on the region in the world where they are produced or to which they are exported, plastics used in electronic and electrical...   more

  • Picture: From Vision to Technical Reality
    Kunststoffe international 2008/06, PAGE 54 - 59

    Optical Electronics: From Vision to Technical Reality

    Electrically conducting and semiconducting organic materials are paving the way to a completely new technology and innovative products....   more

  • Picture: Shielding Plastic Housings
    Kunststoffe international 2008/02, PAGE 65 - 69

    Polymer MWNT Composites: Shielding Plastic Housings

    Fillers based on carbon nanotubes provide plastic housings not only with protection against electrostatic discharge, but also shield...   more

  • Picture: Extremely Flat and Flexible
    Kunststoffe international 2007/08, PAGE 77 - 81

    Electronic Elements: Extremely Flat and Flexible

    Transparent polymer films in combination with transparent highly conductive polymers pave the way to flexible electronic elements. The...   more

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