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Chemistry LCP


Unique unidirectional melt orientation serves thin walled in smallest applications keeping stable dimensions like wearable pumps and transponders.

These highly crystalline, thermotropic (melt-orienting) thermoplastics are distinguished from semicrystalline plastics by their special molecular structure, which consists of rigid, rod-like macromolecules that are ordered in the melt phase to form liquid crystal structures. The crystal orientation increases by reducing wall thicknesses. Therefore, the values for tensile and flexural modulus are proportionally higher for smaller wall thicknesses.

Vectra® MT® LCP replaces stainless steel in medical applications with several grades compliant with USP Class VI guidelines and ISO 10993. They are resistant to gamma radiation, steam autoclaving and most chemical sterilization methods. It also saves second process steps for insulation in electronic parts, thanks to its inherent flame-retardant properties.

Vectra® LCP grades can be customized with a variety of fillers and reinforcing materials to meet demanding application requirements. Our MIC (Mold In Color) Technology (linked) reduces the risk of contamination and heat history while improving the color distribution.

Comparison technical data is available in our brochure.

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