Electrical / Electronics Industry - Chemical Additives for Plastics

Electrical and Electronics

Creating seamless connections in a fast-moving sector

Racing forward at breath-taking speed, the electrical and electronics field is becoming ever more sophisticated and streamlined. Rapid progress in the sector is accelerating communication and facilitating connection.

Accelerating progress in a dynamic sector

Touchpanels are encountered in an ever-increasing number of digital devices, including smartphones, iPads, cameras, and electrical appliances such as refrigerators. The color and clarity of liquid crystal displays, which have allowed the development of flat screens, are being continuously improved. Ever tinier printed circuit boards, essential in a wide variety of applications, can be incorporated in small devices, such as smart watches and fitness trackers. Research is being carried out to make batteries more powerful and longer-lasting and to develop self-charging cell phones.

In order to function, electrical and electronic devices require numerous different chemical products, while others are essential for their manufacture. These include indium tin oxide, pigments, photoinitiators and monomers, etching, solder-resist and photo-resist chemicals and separators, electrolyte, lithium salts and many more.

In cooperation with Heraeus, SONGWON jointly develops, manufactures and markets high-end specialty chemicals for the electronics industry.

Plastics enable ground-breaking technological advances

New developments in additives facilitate the use of plastics and plastic enclosures for electronics in the electrical and electronics sector, allowing life-changing innovations. The industry relies on the unique features of plastics, which include resource efficiency, light weight, high resistance, fire safety and almost unlimited design scope.

Applications vary from cables and household appliances to smartphones. Plastic can help store energy for longer, increasing the resource efficiency of liquid crystal display screens, for example. Plastic components make household appliances such as vacuum cleaners lighter and easier to maneuver, and help reduce energy consumption. The use of plastics in small devices such as smartphones has increased as a result of advances in polymer technology. Poor conduction of electricity, resistance to mechanical shocks and stress, flexibility and durability make plastic ideal for applications such as power supplies. Electrical and electronic goods carry a high risk of fire, which can be reduced with flame-retardant plastics.

SONGWON is a leader in the development of polymer stabilizers that protect plastics from degradation and prolong their life, making them suitable for the high-performance electrical and industrial electronics sector.

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