dcsimg Bayer PC+ABS blend for Anton/Bauer® Batteries Case Study

From the Himalayas to Death Valley

Pro camera operators rely on Anton/Bauer® batteries with PC+ABS blend

When a once-in-a-lifetime photo or video stretches majestically in front of your camera lens, battery failure is not an option. That’s why from the Himalayas to Death Valley, professional camera operators rely on batteries from Anton/Bauer® to power their history-making shots or video.

OEM: Anton/Bauer®
Supplier: Covestro
Industry: Electrical, Video/Photography
Application:
Digital Battery Series
Product: Bayblend® FR3010 PC+ABS blend

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Before Anton/Bauer® engineers sketched the new Digital Battery Series, the company invited Covestro and other material suppliers to help determine the best material with a UL 94 V-2 flammability rating for the application.

Our Bayblend® FR3010 PC+ABS blend resin not only passed the company’s rigorous technical testing, it also excelled in a harsher real-world test.

Anton/Bauer® testers put the resin in a thermal chamber and lowered the temperature to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit. They then took out the material and hit it with hammers, nails and other objects. The plastic did not fail. They ultimately chose Bayblend® FR3010 PC+ABS blend grade for its flame retardance, impact resistance and other performance properties.

Covestro material experts worked closely with Anton/Bauer® engineers to provide a material worthy of their rugged batteries. The Anton/Bauer® engineering team also utilized Covestro’s state-of-the-art Color & Design facility in Newark, Ohio. Our color experts quickly and efficiently color matched the Pantone color numbers needed by Anton/Bauer®.

Batteries from Anton/Bauer® are world-renown for their quality. Our Bayblend® FR3010 PC+ABS plastic provides a durable, flame-retardant material grade that can withstand the stresses these batteries experience in the field.

The main properties of Bayblend® FR3010 PC+ABS blend polycarbonate are:

  • Flame retardant (UL 94 V-2 flammability rating)
  • Medium viscosity
  • High impact strength
  • Good balance of high heat distortion and physical performance
  • Chemical, thermal stability
  • Hydrolysis resistance
  • Naturally opaque
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