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ULTEM™ Resin 2110R

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SABIC's Specialties Business 10% Glass fiber filled, enhanced flow Polyetherimide (Tg 217C) with internal mold release. ECO Conforming, UL94 V0 and 5VA listing. This product does not contain PFAS intentionally added during SHPP’s manufacturing process and are not expected to contain unintentional PFAS impurities. Each user is responsible for evaluating the presence of unintentional PFAS impurities.

Polymer Name: Polyether Imide (PEI)

Processing Methods: Injection Molding

Fillers Included: Glass Fiber

Additives Included: Flame Retardant, Mold Release Agent

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

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Plastics & Elastomers Functions
Technologies

Features & Benefits

ULTEM™ Resin For Battery Operated AR/VR Glasses
  • High strength to weight ratio enables a thin wall, light weight design.
  • Excellent balance of strength and resilience, in addition to light weight, offers flexibility for designers to deliver both comfort and functionality.
  • High dimensional stability supports efficient assembly of electronic components.
  • ULTEM™ resin’s inherent FR eliminates the need for an additional FR agent, which can cause materials, such as amorphous nylon, to be more brittle and less resilient.
  • Adheres to IEC62368-1 electronic safety standards.
ULTEM™ Photonics Applicational Benefits
  • Design Freedom & Miniaturization : Thermoplastics can help enable complex part designs for pluggable and co-packaged optics to replace solutions like glass or thermoset resins. Potential applications include aspherical lenses or lens arrays.
  • Integration and Simplification : Thermoplastics are well-suited for the integration of mechanical and optical features to simplify design and assembly for potential cost improvement. Examples include alignment fixtures and overmolding of other thermoplastic materials.
  • Mass Production with High Precision : Injection molding of thermoplastics can help enable high precision manufacturing of complex parts at large build numbers.
  • Assembly of Mixed Materials : Integration of multiple components can be accomplished with two-shot injection molding:
    • Optical and light blocking
    • Optical and rigid alignment/mounting
Ultem Resin Attributes for Eyewear Frames
  • Super tough
  • Meets JIS B7285, includes 20,000 cycles blending repetitions
  • Long life cycle
  • UV stabilized
  • Light weight
  • Excellent in chemical and hydrolytic resistance
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Thin wall molding down to 1.2 mm
  • Long term heat resistance (RTI > 170°C)
  • Available in custom colors

ULTEM resin delivers a broad range of desirable performance properties for eyeglass frames and is also potentially usable in safety and 3D eyewear frames.

 

Dimensional and Hydrolytic Stability

  • Ensures the lenses are retained in the frame
  • Extends the product life cycle

 

Temperature and Chemical Resistance

  • Excellent stain and chemical resistance
  • High heat deflection temperature protects the frames even when left on the car dashboard in direct sunlight

 

Design Freedom & Ease of Production

  • Precision thin wall molding at 1.2 mm
  • Capability for custom colors providing a wide range of esthetic effects
  • Enhanced processing window vs. nylons

 

Density

  • Intrinsically lightweight (up to 50% vs. metal)

 

Mechanical Properties

  • Higher flexural modulus at 3510MPa
  • Offers elasticity coupled with resistance to deformation, allowing the frame to bend easily yet return to its original shape
ULTEM™ Resin Offers
  • Lead times of approximately 4 weeks*
  • Up to 55% higher stiffness
  • Better dimensional stability vs. PSU
  • Excellent property retention at elevated temps:

Tg - 217°C, HDT @ 1.80 MPa: 190°C

  • Up to 17% lower CTE than PES/PPSU 
  • Chemical resistance
  • Metal plating compatibility
  • Compatibility with multiple sterilization methods
  • Availability for stock shapes & films
Product Highlight

The ULTEM™ family of amorphous thermoplastic polyetherimide (PEI) resins offer outstanding elevated thermal resistance, high strength and stiffness, and broad chemical resistance. ULTEM™ copolymers are also available for even higher heat, chemical and elasticity needs.

ULTEM™ resins uniquely balance both mechanical properties and processability, offering design engineers exceptional flexibility and freedom. ULTEM™ resins are also inherently flame retardant and possess excellent dielectric character. ULTEM™ resins are therefore an excellent candidate for your electric vehicle battery needs where high heat resistance is required.

With its appreciable flow and dimensional stability, coupled with excellent resistance to Li-ion electrolyte, ULTEM™ resins such as ULTEM™ CRS5011 resin are today being used for insulation of Li-ion cell terminals. Given its excellent dielectric character, ULTEM™ resin is also an ideal candidate for bus bar insulation. For other powertrain elements, such as DC power converters. ULTEM™ UTF120 dielectric film is already enabling high temperature film capacitors. 

 

Product Highlights
  • Long lasting reliability : Modulus & strength retention after 80°C/85H at1000hrs
  • Stable optic signals with temperature : Dimensional stability over thermal range of -20°C to ~150°C
  • Stable optic signals with humidity : Dimensional robustness over broad environmental humidity
  • Passing 200 insertion tests : Balanced ductility and stiffness performance
  • Thin-wall flame resistance : Inherent FR characteristics, halogen and PFAS-free
  • Proven economical mass production : Easy processing with tight tolerance through molding
  • Colored solutions : Compliance to IEC 61249-2-21 , IPC 4101E and JEDEC JS709B
Key Benefits
  • Heat Resistance
  • Dimensional Stability
  • Dielectric Performance
  • Miniaturization and Thin Wall
  • Resilience
ULTEM™ Resin Attributes for Board-to-Board Connectors
  • Proven reliable solution that may be used for high performance board-to-board connectors
    • Replacement of the PTFE dielectric insulator with an injection moldable and reliable thermoplastic solution
    • Provides long-term outstanding dimensional, thermal and mechanical performance over a wide temperature range
    • Offers stable dielectrics over a wide temperature and humidity range
  • Improved design freedom with custom colors and PFAS-free
    • Injection molding offers better design possibilities for improved assembly, functionality and system cost out opportunities
    • A wide selection of halogen-, PFAS- and PFOA-free FR solutions
    • Most ULTEM resins can be custom colored for part recognition during assembly
  • Economical mass production of components and available as a biobased solution
    • Proven large series production with high yields
    • ISCC+ certified biobased solutions are available to support carbon footprint reduction

Applications & Uses

Plastics & Elastomers Processing Methods
Potential Applicational Features
  • Fiber Optical Connector
    • High IR transmission
    • High refractive index
    • Low CTE 25 - 200°C
    • Design for easy assembly
  • On Board Lens Array
    • Can withstand reflow soldering peak temperature up to 260°C
    • Complex interconnect designs for co-packaged optics
  • Sensor Lens
    • Option for partial overmolding to reduce light scattering
    • High IR transmission
    • High flow for complex tooling
Applications in Various Industries
  • Mobilty
  • Connectors
  • Water
  • Food Service
  • Healthcare
  • Aerospace
  • 5G Antennas / Radomes
  • Semiconductors

Properties

Flame Rating
Mechanical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Taber Abrasion (CS-17, 1 kg)15mg/1000cySABIC method
Tensile Stress (Yield, Type I, 5 mm/min)114MPaASTM D638
Tensile Stress (Break, 5 mm/min)115MPaISO 527
Tensile Stress (Break, Type I, 5 mm/min)115MPaASTM D638
Tensile Strain (Break, 5 mm/min)4%ISO 527
Tensile Strain (Break, Type I, 5 mm/min)6%ASTM D638
Tensile Modulus (at 1 mm/min)4500MPaISO 527
Tensile Modulus (at 5 mm/min)4610MPaASTM D638
Flexural Stress (Break, 2 mm/min)185MPaISO 178
Flexural Stress (Break, 2.6 mm/min, 100 mm span)199MPaASTM D790
Flexural Modulus (at 2 mm/min)4500MPaISO 178
Flexural Modulus (at 2.6 mm/min, 100 mm span)5240MPaASTM D790
Ball Indentation Hardness (H358/30)140MPaISO 2039-1
Physical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Melt Flow Rate (at 337°C, 6.6 kgf)11.5g/10 minASTM D1238
Specific Gravity1.34-ASTM D792
Mold Shrinkage (on Tensile Bar, flow)0.4 - 0.6%SABIC method
Density1.34g/cm³ISO 1183
Water Absorption (at 23°C, saturated)1%ISO 62-1
Moisture Absorption (at 23°C, 50% RH)0.6%ISO 62
Melt Volume Rate (at 360°C, 5.0 kg)13cm³/10 minISO 1133
Thermal Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Heat Deflection Temperature (at 1.82 MPa, 6.4 mm, Unannealed)207°CASTM D648
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (at -40°C to 150°C, flow)0.000031/°CISO 11359-2
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (at -40°C to 150°C, xflow)0.0000511/°CISO 11359-2
Relative Temperature Index (Electrical) ᵖ170°CUL 746B
Relative Temperature Index (Mechanical with impact) ᵖ170°CUL 746B
Thermal Conductivity0.24W/m-°CISO 8302
Relative Temperature Index (Mechanical without impact) ᵖ170°CUL 746B
Ball Pressure Test (at 123°C to 127°C)Pass-IEC 60695-10-2
Vicat Softening Temperature (Rate A/50)223°CISO 306
Vicat Softening Temperature (Rate B/50)212°CISO 306
Vicat Softening Temperature (Rate B/120)217°CISO 306
Heat Deflection Temperature/Be (at 0.45MPa, Edgew 120*10*4, sp=100mm)210°CISO 75/Be
Heat Deflection Temperature/Ae (at 1.8 Mpa, Edgew 120*10*4, sp=100mm)205°CISO 75/Ae
Electrical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
High Voltage Arc Track Rate (PLC)2PLC CodeUL 746A
Comparative Tracking Index (UL, PLC)4PLC CodeUL 746A
Hot Wire Ignition (PLC 1)min. 3mmUL 746A
Hot Wire Ignition (PLC 2)min. 1.5mmUL 746A
High Ampere Arc Ignition (PLC 3)min. 1.5mmUL 746A
High Ampere Arc Ignition (PLC 4)min. 3mmUL 746A
Arc Resistance (Tungsten, PLC)6PLC CodeASTM D495
Volume Resistivity1.00E+15Ω.cmIEC 60093
Surface Resistivity (ROA)min. 1.E+15ΩIEC 60093
Dielectric Strength (in oil, at 0.8mm)34kV/mmIEC 60243-1
Dielectric Strength (in oil, at 1.6mm)27kV/mmIEC 60243-1
Dielectric Strength (in oil, at 3.2mm)15kV/mmIEC 60243-1
Relative Permittivity (1 MHz)2.9-IEC 60250
Dissipation Factor (at 50/60 Hz)0.0009-IEC 60250
Dissipation Factor (at at 1 MHz)0.0025-IEC 60250
Dissipation Factor (at 2450 MHz)0.0046-IEC 60250
Comparative Tracking Index ʳ150VIEC 60112
Comparative Tracking Index (M) ʳ100VIEC 60112
Relative Permittivity (50/60 Hz)3-IEC 60250
Impact Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Izod Impact (Notched, at 23°C)53J/mASTM D256
Izod Impact (Reverse Notched, 3.2 mm)400J/mASTM D256
Izod Impact (Unnotched, 80*10*4, at 23°C)30kJ/m²ISO 180/1U
Izod Impact (Unnotched, 80*10*4, at -30°C)30kJ/m²ISO 180/1U
Charpy Impact (Notched, at 23°C)7kJ/m²ISO 179/2C
Charpy Impact (at 23°C, Unnotch Edgew 80*10*4 sp=62mm)35kJ/m²ISO 179/1eU
Charpy Impact (at -30°C, Unnotch Edgew 80*10*4 sp=62mm)35kJ/m²ISO 179/1eU
Injection Molding
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Back Pressure0.3 - 0.7MPa-
Drying Temperature150°C-
Drying Time4 - 6Hrs-
Drying Time (Cumulative)24Hrs-
Front - Zone 3 Temperature345 - 400°C-
Front - Zone 3 Temperature360 - 415°C-
Maximum Moisture Content0.02%-
Melt Temperature350 - 400°C-
Melt Temperature370 - 410°C-
Middle - Zone 2 Temperature340 - 400°C-
Middle - Zone 2 Temperature350 - 405°C-
Mold Temperature135 - 165°C-
Mold Temperature140 - 180°C-
Nozzle Temperature345 - 400°C-
Nozzle Temperature350 - 405°C-
Rear - Zone 1 Temperature330 - 400°C-
Rear - Zone 1 Temperature340 - 395°C-
Screw Speed40 - 70rpm-
Shot to Cylinder Size40 - 60%-
Vent Depth0.025 - 0.076mm-
Hopper Temperature80 - 120°C-
Flame Characteristics
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
UL Recognized (94V-0 Flame Class Rating) ᵖmin. 0.41mmUL 94
UL Recognized (94V-0 Flame Class Rating) ᵖmin. 0.38mmUL 94
UL Recognized (94-5VA Flame Class Rating) ᵖmin. 1.9mmUL 94
UV-light (Water exposure/immersion) ᵖF1-UL 746C
Glow Wire Flammability Index (passes at 960°C) ʳ ᵖ3.2mmIEC 60695-2-12
Oxygen Index (LOI) ᵖ46%ISO 4589
Note
  • ᵖ UL ratings shown on the technical datasheet might not cover the full range of thicknesses and colors. For details, please see the UL Yellow Card.
  • ʳ UL Ratings shown on the technical datasheet might not cover the full range of thicknesses, colors and regions. For details, please see the UL Yellow Card.
 

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance
ULTEM™ Resin May Support
  • Electrical: UL94 V0 & 5VA, UL94 F1, UL746B
  • Telecom: Telcordia GR-326, TIA/EIA-604-10A
  • Mobility: FMVSS, IATF 16949, ISO 14001
  • Food Service: FDA, NSF, EFSA, JHOSPA
  • Water: NSF, WRAS, KTW
  • Semiconductors: FM
  • Healthcare: ISO 10993, FDA, USP Class VI, compatible with multiple sterilization methods
  • Aerospace: ABD 0031, BMS, FAR25.853, OSU 55/55 & NBS smoke density tests

Technical Details & Test Data

Lightweight Solution In AR Glasses With ULTEM™ Resin

Balance of Comfort & Performance

LLVISION wanted to develop a new generation of AR glasses that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help individuals with hearing-loss to “see the voice” during conversation. The new product, named “LEION Hey”, was the first to be designed for consumer usage, offering an embedded 400mAh battery and eliminating the need for cables. However, the additional functionality added to the total weight of the glasses, making them potentially uncomfortable to wear on daily basis. The challenge arose to find a lightweight, flame retardant (FR), and high-performance material to reduce the total weight to less than 80 grams. The material also needed to be compliant with IEC 62368-1 electronic safety standards since the onboard computer and battery are integrated into the legs.

The Solution : High Strength ULTEM™ 1000 Resin

SABIC proposed ULTEM™ 1000 resin, a high performance, inherent FR polyetherimide (PEI) material, for consideration in the legs of LLVISION “LEION Hey” AR glasses. The high strength-toweight ratio of ULTEM™ resin helped LLVISION to address their key challenges. In addition, the excellent balance of stiffness and resilience of ULTEM™ resin provided the right clamping force, giving the end-user an overall more comfortable wearing experience. Compared to incumbent amorphous nylon solutions, the excellent dimensional stability of the ULTEM™ material supported LLVISION to create a more efficient assembly of the electronic components within the legs.

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
Availability

ULTEM™ resin is available in transparent and opaque custom colors, and can be glass filled for added stiffness.