The unique polyamide is UV and temperature resistant, scratch-proof as well as suitable for flame-retardant requirements. Ultramid Vision shows excellent stress cracking resistance to sun screen, cleaning agents and solvents as well as fats and oils.
In addition to the uncolored base grade Ultramid Vision B3K un, there is the option of producing specially equipped products featuring diffuse light scattering along with high transmittance. Customers can also obtain specially colored grades. Alternatively, Ultramid Vision can be colored with polyamide-based color masterbatches, which can be procured from e.g. BASF Color Solutions. In addition, the highly light-permeable Ultramid Vision can be combined with other polyamide materials in a multi-component injection-molding process. This leads to easy production of multifunctional parts with transparent or illuminated sections.
Ultramid Vision is particularly suitable for applications requiring a visual check, e.g. level indicators. The new polyamide can also be used for shockproof and chemically resistant covers for lighting elements. Further application areas include back-lit switches and buttons or diffusely scattering light covers in chemically aggressive environments. Because of the virtually unlimited scope for coloring Ultramid Vision with low-migration and lightfast colorants, luminous color effects can be achieved that offer a wide range of design possibilities for creating design objects or design features.