BASF’s solution achieve upto 25 per cent weight savings

BASF’s solution to achieve upto 25 per cent weight savings

3:27 PM, 7th April 2011
BASF’s solution to achieve upto 25 per cent weight savings


The company offers two new ultramid high speed grades and improved simulation method ULTRASIM, optimized in every regard. This will help companies achieve lightweight design - better utilization of improved-flow resin due to ULTRASIM simulation method.


LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: In extensive simulation studies, BASF has now demonstrated that the new Ultramid B High Speed grades (PA 6) make it possible to achieve weight savings of up to 25 per cent when designing plastic parts. However, the enormous benefit offered by this improved-flow material can only be attained if special simulation methods are used to their full extent. For this purpose, the company has further extended the capabilities of its ULTRASIM universal simulation instrument.


In addition, the range of products in the easy-flow polyamide 6 family has been expanded by two new grades: the Ultramid B3WG6 high speed grade with 30 per cent glass fibre content is being joined by Ultramid B3WG8 high speed with a glass fibre content of 40 per cent as well as the Ultramid B3GK24 high speed grade, which is reinforced with glass fibers and glass spheres.


Ultramid B high speed flows at least 50 per cent farther than standard PA6. This makes it possible to reduce the wall thicknesses, and thus the weight, of a plastic part considerably. At the same time, the part being designed must still satisfy the minimum requirements for mechanical properties.


By extending the capabilities of its ULTRASIM simulation instrument, BASF can now optimize both steps - part filling and mechanical properties - on the computer at the same time. The part’s weight can now be minimized, while at the same time the mechanical performance and manufacturing parameters are incorporated into the optimization process.

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