SABIC Launches Thermoplastic Compound for Laser Direct Structuring to Reduce Weight of Mobiles

SpecialChem - Jun 10, 2011

LNP* Thermocomp* Thermoplastic BERGEN OP ZOOM, The Netherlands -- The Innovative Plastics strategic business unit of SABIC has announced the first new custom-colorable LNP* Thermocomp* thermoplastic compound for laser direct structuring (LDS) to save space and reduce the weight of mobile devices. LDS is a sophisticated process for integrating electronic and mechanical functionality into a single module, such as mobile phone and notebook antennas. Previously, only black plastic materials were available, typically forcing designers to confine LDS components to the device's interior. The introduction of the company's new colorable LNP Thermocomp compound vastly expands device design options. This new material...

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