DSM Launches a New Stanyl® Grade for LED Applications - Stanyl LED 1551

03 Nov 2008 • by Natalie Aster

DSM Engineering Plastics has announced the launch of Stanyl® LED 1551, the latest grade of Stanyl used in plastic lead chip carriers (PLCC) for high brightness LED's. These LED's are conventionally selected for back lighting LCD display panels used in Mobile phones, PDAs, notebook PCs and hand held devices.

The launch of Stanyl LED 1551 is in line with DSM's drive to fully understand customers' emerging needs and quickly address trends in these fast changing markets with new grades. John van den Bungelaar, Product Manager - Stanyl, DSM Engineering Plastics, elaborates "According to our benchmark testing of competitive grades, this is the best grade available for SMT PLCC packages for side view and top view high brightness LEDs targeted at LCD panels up to 16 inch size. This has been confirmed by key customers based on their initial evaluations. This launch will extend this offering to all our customers, who can benefit from this development to make their LEDs more efficient and reliable"

Stanyl LED 1551 is a material which offers high initial brightness combined with best in class retention of reflectivity under high heat and high humidity conditions required for backlighting applications for use in mobile, hand held devices and notebook PC applications. Further, due to Stanyl's superior thermal characteristics, it is perfectly suited to take the three cycles of reflow soldering at a peak temperature of 260°C, and adhesion to either silicon or epoxy resins used for encapsulating. Mr. van den Bungelaar further states: "The material also features faster cycling for increased productivity than alternative PPA resins. This, along with it's inherently high flow ensures filling of low profile side view LED multicavity tools up to 220 cavities with lowest possible cycle times. Adhesion is excellent to silicon/epoxy adhesion. The material also shows best in class reflectivity retention when exposed to UV wavelength as low as 250 nm. The present peak wavelength of Blue LED Chip is around 460nm but in the future the trend is towards UV Chip having peak wavelength close to 350nm."

DSM Engineering Plastics

DSM Engineering Plastics is a Business Group in the performance materials cluster of DSM, with sales in 2007 of EUR 839 million and approximately 1550 employees worldwide. It is one of the world's leading suppliers of engineering thermoplastics offering a broad portfolio of high performance products including Stanyl® high performance polyamide and Akulon® 6 and 66 polyamides, Arnitel® TPC, Arnite® PBT and PET polyesters, Xantar® polycarbonate, Yparex® extrudable adhesive resins. These materials are used in technical components for electrical appliances, electronic equipment and cars, in barrier packaging films as well as in many mechanical and extrusion applications. With Stanyl®, it is the global market leader in high heat polyamides.

DSM - the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company

Royal DSM N.V. creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM's products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrics and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual sales of almost EUR 8.8 billion and employs some 23,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

Source: DSM