PCT challenges polyamides in LED lighting


A new option is available to designers of LED lighting systems for vehicles with the introduction of a series of polycyclohexylene-dimethylene terephthalates (PCT) compounds that reportedly deliver outstanding initial reflectance and reflectance stability, which are attributes required in light-emitting diode (LED) packages found in display backlight and general lighting.

Developed and marketed by Ticona (Sulzbach, Germany), "These super-white Thermx PCT LED grades provide customers with much better color and reflectance stability than commonly used PA9T and PA6T nylons at high temperature," according to Ruth Castillo, Thermx PCT and Vectra LCP global business director - Ticona....
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