resin family

Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP)

All Resin Families

Liquid Crystal Polymers are halogen-free, high-performance polymers that provide high-temperature performance in Eco-friendly thin-wall applications with exceptionally precise and stable dimensions. LCP can replace such materials as ceramics, metals, and composites because of its outstanding strength at extreme temperatures and resistance to virtually all chemicals, weathering, radiation and burning.

Polymer Characteristics

  • High strength and stiffness
  • High HDT (270°C / 518°F)
  • Long term CUT 220°C / 428°F
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Very high melt flow
  • Inherently self-extinguishing (UL 94 V0)
  • Halogen free
  • Dimensionally stable (to tolerance class T6)
  • Very low coefficient of thermal expansion

Grades

  • Glass fiber reinforced
  • Carbon fiber reinforced
  • Fiber/filler modified
  • Medical technology
  • Electro-plating
  • Conductive

Processing Methods

  • Injection molding
  • Extrusion 
  • Co-extrusion 
  • Thermoforming

Typical Applications

  • Connectors, bobbins, sockets, switches, chip carriers
  • Components for surface mount devices
  • Pumps, impellers, meters
  • Sterilizable trays, dental tools, surgical instruments
  • Components in printers, copiers