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RAI’s highly differentiated products include specialties engineering thermoplastic resins and compounds, composites, thermosets & additives providing additive manufacturing solutions. Offering a distinct set of multi-function physical properties to serve a wide range of industries, the branded portfolio includes ULTEM™ resins and films, LNP™ compounds, NORYL™ resins, LEXAN™ copolymers, and EXTEM™ and SILTEM™ resins.
We work closely with our supply partners to bring in a range of innovative, high quality products to the market which help to address global concerns about the long term effects of plastic usage in our everyday lives.
SABIC’s Ultem™ and Noryl™ resins and LNP™ Copolymers and compounds offer a range of materials fulfilling the stringent fire safety requirements under EN 45534-2. Properties such as low temperature ductility, transparency, enhanced weatherability, chemical resistance and thin wall design capability can also be offered.
ULTEM™ resin offers a unique combination of thermal performance, high modulus, dimensional stability, near-infrared transparency, and non-halogenated FR for a wide range of demanding applications. EXTEM™ resin is well-suited for applications that require a higher thermal performance, such as co-packaged optical components. SILTEM™ resin is an easy extrudable amorphous copolymer with no intentionally added PFAS for potential use in applications such as high-performance wires and cables.
Cutting edge engineering applications may require thermoplastic components with enhanced properties. Through our advanced compounding capabilities and unique copolymer resin technologies, we can support customers to expand their possibilities.
The NORYL resin family consists of SABIC’s polyphenylene ether (PPE) blended with: HIPS, PP, PA, or TPE, select additives and fillers. These resins exhibit a broad range of properties for application in water management, automotive, electrical, solar, energy storage, b&c, appliances and more.
LEXAN resin is an amorphous engineering thermoplastic, characterized by outstanding mechanical, optical, electrical and thermal properties. The LEXAN portfolio provides broad design versatility through its wide range of viscosities and product options such as: environmentally conforming flame retardancy, scratch resistance, toughness, heat resistance, weatherability, biocompatibility, optical quality, and compliance with stringent FDA and USP requirements. These materials follow Underwriter Laboratory (UL) testing protocols and offer a wide variety of product options.
The new EXTEM™ Resin portfolio of amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) and polyetherimide (PEI) resins offers a powerful combination of outstanding elevated thermal resistance up to 280 °C Tg; high strength, stiffness, and creep performance up to 230 °C, broad chemical resistance including chlorinated solvents; and eliminates the draw-backs of semi-crystalline materials, imidized thermosets, and competitive amorphous thermoplastics which can require post-molding curing or crystallization. In addition, EXTEM resin is inherently flame-retardant without the use of halogenated additives that can pose an environmental risk.
The SILTEM™ Resin family of amorphous thermoplastic polyetherimide-siloxane (PEI-Si) copolymer resins combine the high heat performance of ULTEM™ resin (PEI) with the flexibility of silicone elastomers (Si). SILTEM resins have a transparent brown base color. The materials’ flexibility make them an excellent choice for both primary and secondary isolation in wire and cable applications. The materials can also be used in injection molding, profile – and film extrusion and blowmolding.
The VALOX family of thermoplastic polyester resins are semi-crystalline materials based on polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and/or polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymers. VALOX resin formulations include many performance-matched grades designed to provide application-specific property profiles. VALOX resins combine heat and chemical resistance, as well as outstanding electrical properties with exceptionally good processability and surface appearance.
The XENOY alloy is a blend of semi-crystalline polyester (typically polybutylene terephthalate, PBT, or polyethylene terephthalate, PET) and polycarbonate (PC). The XENOY resin family offers good chemical resistance, great impact resistance even at low temperatures, heat resistance, and outstanding aesthetic and flow characteristics. XENOY alloys offer outstanding performance in applications that are exposed to harsh conditions, or that require a high degree of toughness.
CYCOLOY polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (PC/ABS) high impact amorphous thermoplastic blends combine ease of processing with low-temperature ductility. With excellent impact resistance, heat resistance, and outstanding aesthetics, CYCOLOY resin blends can be tailored to meet specific property requirements, to help balance performance, cost and processability. CYCOLOY resin blends provide an excellent design solution when both appearance and durability are important. The CYCOLOY Biocompatible resins portfolio is an amorphous family of PC/ABS resins that are excellent candidates for the Healthcare market.