EcoPaXX® Q-KS

Flame Retardant (halogen- phosphorous-free)

General Information

EcoPaXX® is our bio-based, high-performance polyamide (PA410) that offers outstanding performance across the board, while being made mainly from tropical castor beans which don’t compete with the food chain.
EcoPaXX® belongs to the family of long-chain polyamides, which offer exceptional performance in the most demanding of environments. That includes excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, combined with a very high melting point (highest of all bio-plastics) and high crystallization rate (typical for engineering plastics like PA66 and PA46).
And… EcoPaXX® is certified 100% carbon neutral from cradle to gate. That means the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during the production of EcoPaXX is offset by the amount absorbed in plant growth, and in particular by thericcinus communis – the tropical castor bean plant that makes up some 70% of EcoPaXX.
Special features
Regulatory Affairs
Processing technology
Injection Molding
Design challenge
Life cycle assessment

Rheological properties

Molding shrinkage (parallel)
1.1
%
Molding shrinkage (normal)
0.9
%

Mechanical properties

Tensile modulus
3600
MPa
Yield strain
4
%
Stress at break
75
MPa
Strain at break
6
%
Flexural modulus
3900
MPa
Flexural strength
120
MPa
Charpy impact strength (+23°C)
75
kJ/m²
Charpy impact strength (-30°C)
85
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (+23°C)
3
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (-30°C)
2.8
kJ/m²

Thermal properties

Melting temperature (10°C/min)
250
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (1.80 MPa)
110
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (0.45 MPa)
190
°C
Burning Behav. at 1.5 mm nom. thickn.
V-0
class
UL recognition
Yes
-
Burning Behav. at thickness h
V-0
class
Thickness tested
0.4
mm
UL recognition
Yes
-
Oxygen index
36
%
Glow Wire Flammability Index GWFI
960
°C
GWFI (Thickness (1) tested)
0.75
mm
Glow Wire Ignition Temperature GWIT
960
°C
GWIT (Thickness (1) tested)
0.75
mm
Relative Temperature Index - electrical
130
°C
RTI electrical (Thickness (1) tested)
0.4
mm
Relative Temperature Index - electrical
130
°C
RTI electrical (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm
Relative Temperature Index - with impact
95
°C
RTI with impact (Thickness (1) tested)
0.4
mm
Relative Temperature Index - with impact
95
°C
RTI with impact (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm
Relative Temperature Index - without impact
115
°C
RTI without impact (Thickness (1) tested)
0.4
mm
Relative Temperature Index - without impact
115
°C
RTI without impact (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm

Electrical properties

Volume resistivity
>1E13
Ohm*m
Surface resistivity
Ohm
Electric strength
32
kV/mm
Comparative tracking index
V
Electric strength
37
kV/mm
at thickness
0.5
mm
at condition
40ºC/93% RH/120 h

Other properties

Water absorption
4.8
%
Water absorption in water at 23°C after 24h
0.6
%
Humidity absorption
1.7
%
Density
1160
kg/m³
Biobased content
60
% (Bio C/Total C)

Diagrams