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Ultradur HR PBT

Hydrolysis Resistant (HR) grades

Ultradur HR PBT

When you need more, why settle for standard grades of PBT when now theres new Ultradur HR PBT ... a higher performing material providing resistance against hydrolysis and even, on select grades, against NaOH? This latest BASF breakthrough is specifically designed for applications that require mechanical property retention during exposure to high heat, humidity, and with some grades, chemical attack. Additionally, these new grades are designed to be laser weldable for easier component assembly, and have higher flow properties delivering measurable processing benefits over standard PBT grades. Now that theres more, why settle for less? Ultradur HR PBT For Higher Performance.

Reinforced Grades
B 2300 G6 HR B 4300 G6 HR Injection molding grade containing 30% glass fiber with high flow and hydrolysis resistance.  Injection molding grade containing 30% glass fiber, exhibiting a good balance of properties and flow.

B 4043 G6 HR  Injection molding grade containing 30% glass fiber with good impact resistance, good sodium B 4330 G6 HR hydroxide resistance and hydrolysis resistance. Injection molding grade containing 30% glass fiber with superior sodium hydroxide resistance, excellent impact resistance and hydrolysis resistance. Some Ultradur HR grades have been formulated to be sensitive to laser light and may be used in applications requiring laser-printing for part identification. Actual contrast levels and uniformity of laser- printed lines are dependent on variables such as type of laser used in the process, surface condition of the molded part, and part geometry. It is the responsibility of the user to determine the suitability of Ultradur HR for use in an application requiring laser-printing.

Developmental Grades

  BASF is developing additional hydrolysis resistant materials in various glass content levels, including
unreinforced grades to meet the needs of specific application requirements.


Automotive actuators, Sensors, Electrical connectors, Electronic control unit (or module) housings in packaging locations where an application needs to retain its mechanical properties after exposure to high heat and humidity and /or stronger chemical resistance is required due to vehicular environments (for example salt and calcium chloride exposure). under the hood (engine periphery) fenders wheel wells doors front bumper area, etc.

Packaging locations can include:

Rheological and Mechanical Properties

Ultradur HR (PBT)
Rheological properties Molding shrinkage (parallel) Molding shrinkage (perpendicular) Mechanical properties 23C/50%r.h. Tensile modulus Tensile stress at break Strain at break Flexural modulus Flexural strength Charpy impact strength (+23C) Charpy notched impact strength (+23C) Spiral flow characteristics 500 psi pressure 1000 psi pressure 1500 psi pressure * Molding conditions for spiral flow mold: Melt temperature = 260 C Mold temperature = 95 C Unit % % MPa MPa % Mpa MPa kJ/m kJ/m cm cm cm Test Method ISO 2577 ISO 2577 ISO 527-1, -2 ISO 527-1, -2 ISO 527-1, -2 ISO 178 ISO 178 ISO 179 /1eU ISO 179 /1eA BASF test method HR Resistant Impact Modified HR + NaOH Resistant

B 2300 G6 HR
0.2 0.8

B 4043 G6 HR
0.4 0.7

B 4330 G6 HR
0.4 0.7

9000 140 3.2 8000 190 63 10 40 60 73

8500 117 3.9 7200 175 78 15 29 45 57

8200 110 5 7000 164 75 17 22 33 43

High Flow Characteristics

Selected Ultradur HR PBT materials were designed to have higher flow, for easier molding when compared to standard grades of PBT.

Ultradur Spiral Flow Comparison

80 70
Centimeters of Flow
High Flow Material Standard PBT

60 50 40 30
Centimeters of flow

500 psi pressure 1000 psi pressure 1500 psi pressure

20 10 0

B 4300 G6

B 2300 G6 HR

B A S F S p i r a l F l o w T e s t M e th o d

Ultradur HR Provides More Resistance to Hydrolysis

Ultradur Hydrolysis Resistance Comparison
B 4300 G6
PROPERTIES Tensile strength DAM, MPa Tensile strength after conditioning, MPa % Retention at 110oC / 100% RH for 10 days

B 2300 G6 HR
High Flow, HR 139 116 83%

B 4043 G6 HR
High Flow, Impact Modified, HR, NaOH Resistant 117 104 89%

B 4330 G6 HR
Impact Modified, Exceptional NaOH Resistance, HR 110 100 91%

Standard PBT 145 30 21%

Tensile Elongation DAM, % Tensile Elongation after conditioning,% % Retention

2.8 0.4 14%

3.2 2.6 81%

3.9 2.9 74%

5 3.1 62%

Charpy Impact DAM, kJ/m2 Charpy Impact after conditioning, kJ/m2 % Retention

72 7.4 10%

74 45 61%

78 58 74%

75 60 80%

Ultradur HR Provides More Resistance to NaOH

Ultradur NaOH Resistance Comparison

HR + Exceptional NaOH Resistant PBT

Relative NaOH Resistance

HR + NaOH Resistant PBT

Standard PBT

B 4300 G6

B 4043 G6 HR

B 4330 G6 HR

BASF Proprietary Accelerated NaOH Exposure Test Method

B 2300 G6 HR Black 15045 B 4043 G6 HR Black 15073 B 4300 G6 HR Black 15045 B 4330 G6 HR Black 15045

Additional grades and colors can be developed to meet the needs of specific application requirements.

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