Electronic Products & Technology

Resin enables metallization, boosts design aesthetics

Stephen Law   

Electronics Production / Materials materials production resin

SABIC ULTEM DT1820EV resin assists designers in elevating the styling and aesthetics of consumer electronics components, while reducing costs by approximately 25% compared to metal. Product delivers a smooth, high-gloss finish that provides an exceptional surface for different decorative aesthetics: paint-free color, secondary painting or metallization using physical vapor deposition (PVD). To further improve the appearance, this polyetherimide (PEI) material features improved surface hardness to help minimize scratches, and high modulus to help avoid PVD layer cracks. Product’s high flow enables complex, thin-wall geometries that support miniaturization and weight reduction. Potential applications include camera deco rings, smartphone touch panel frames and smartwatch frames.

click here for more info


Stories continue below

Print this page

Related Stories