ForTii® F12

40% Glass Reinforced, PA4T, Flame Retardant, Halogen free and free of red phosphorous

General Information

ForTii® is a breakthrough high temperature polyamide with halogen-free and halogen containing flame retardant grades for demanding applications in the electronics, lighting, automotive, white goods, industrial and aerospace industries.
We developed ForTii® in close co-operation with leading OEMs and tier 1 connector and socket manufacturers to ensure we give our customer what they want – and need.
That means a high temperature polyamide with a broad and versatile portfolio of grades that deliver high performance with a unique balance of properties.
Special features
Regulatory Affairs

Rheological properties

Molding shrinkage (parallel)
0.3
%
Molding shrinkage (normal)
0.85
%
Spiral flow length 1.0 mm 1000 bar
105
mm

Mechanical properties

Tensile modulus
13500
MPa
Stress at break
170
MPa
Strain at break
1.9
%
Flexural modulus
14500
MPa
Flexural strength
280
MPa
Charpy impact strength (+23°C)
65
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (+23°C)
11
kJ/m²

Thermal properties

Melting temperature (10°C/min)
325
°C
Glass transition temperature (10°C/min)
125
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (1.80 MPa)
305
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (0.45 MPa)
323
°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (parallel)
0.3
E-4/°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (normal)
0.35
E-4/°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
0.2
mm
UL recognition
Yes
-
Ball pressure temperature
300
°C
Glow Wire Flammability Index GWFI
960
°C
GWFI (Thickness (1) tested)
3
mm
Glow Wire Flammability Index GWFI
960
°C
GWFI (Thickness (2) tested)
0.75
mm
Glow Wire Ignition Temperature GWIT
825
°C
GWIT (Thickness (1) tested)
3
mm
Glow Wire Ignition Temperature GWIT
800
°C
GWIT (Thickness (2) tested)
0.75
mm
Relative Temperature Index - electrical
140
°C
RTI electrical (Thickness (1) tested)
0.35
mm
Relative Temperature Index - electrical
130
°C
RTI electrical (Thickness (2) tested)
0.2
mm
Relative Temperature Index - with impact
130
°C
RTI with impact (Thickness (1) tested)
0.35
mm
Relative Temperature Index - with impact
130
°C
RTI with impact (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm
Relative Temperature Index - without impact
130
°C
RTI without impact (Thickness (1) tested)
0.35
mm
Relative Temperature Index - without impact
130
°C
RTI without impact (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm

Electrical properties

Relative permittivity (100Hz)
4.2
-
Relative permittivity (1 MHz)
3.9
-
Dissipation factor (100 Hz)
50
E-4
Dissipation factor (1 MHz)
150
E-4
Volume resistivity
>1E13
Ohm*m
Surface resistivity
Ohm
Electric strength
33
kV/mm
Comparative tracking index
600
V

Other properties

Water absorption
4
%
Humidity absorption
1.3
%
Density
1550
kg/m³

Material specific properties

Viscosity number
86
cm³/g

Diagrams

Applications

Industrial Control Gear

Industry
Electrical
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to good electrical and thermal endurance</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for more design freedom and/or potential system cost reductions due to part integration and thinner wall design and lower profiles possibilities, reduced cycle time with lower production losses</li> </ul>

MCCB Housings

Industry
Electrical
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T enable increased design flexibility and integrated functionality, facilitating smart assembly solutions</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to good dielectric aging performance at 150°C and high CTI values at 600 Volts</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for potential system cost reductions up to 15% ( wall thicknesses reduced leading to a volume reduction of up to 25%) compared to conventional materials</li> </ul>

Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers

Industry
Electrical
  • <ul> <li>ForTii® PA4T allows for more sustainable solutions in end-products due to lower CO₂ footprint as compared to solutions with epoxy Xlink agent</li> <li>ForTii® PA4T allows for potential system cost reduction opportunities due to part integration possibilities , possible thinner wall design withlower profiles possibilities, reduced cycle times with lower production losses</li> </ul>

Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers Embedded Pole

Industry
Electrical
  • <ul> <li>ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions due to high and constant dielectric strength, matching the thermal expansion of interrupter</li> <li>ForTii® PA4T allows for more sustainable solutions in end-products due to lower CO₂ footprint as compared to solutions with epoxy Xlink agent</li> <li>ForTii® PA4T allows for potential system cost reduction opportunities due to part integration possibilities , possible thinner wall design withlower profiles possibilities, reduced cycle times with lower production losses (proven improved productivity with 7 times, increased recyclable rate from 0 up to 100%, reduce energy consumption 87.3%)</li> </ul>