INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has launched a new grade of its Zylar® family of MBS (methyl methacrylate butadiene styrene) materials. The new Zylar® EX350, which is designed for electronics component packaging, features a balanced combination of stiffness and toughness.
Zylar® EX350 is an extrusion grade that offers a good balance of stiffness and toughness, which provides an optimal level of protection and support for electronics components. The material is suitable for carrier tapes, which are used to package and transport electronic components such as integrated circuits, resistors, and capacitors.
Zylar® EX350 also enables the creation of deeper and more rigid pocket designs compared to using a GPPS/SBC blend, which is a common material for carrier tapes. This makes Zylar® EX350 a more versatile material that caters to a broader spectrum of market requirements, such as different chip packaging dimensions and shapes.
Zylar® EX350 has a high transparency, which allows for easy camera inspection of the components. The material also has a consistent and smooth peel-off strength performance, which ensures a reliable and efficient pick-and-place process.
INEOS Styrolution: A Leader in Styrenics for Electronics
INEOS Styrolution is the world’s leading styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS standard and styrenic specialties. The company has more than 90 years of innovation in materials science, and serves various industries, such as automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, and packaging.
The company has recently launched several new products and solutions for the electronics industry, such as the ventilators, the oxygen concentrators, and the electronic voting machines. The company also has a strong presence and capacity in the Asia-Pacific region, where the electronics industry is growing rapidly.
The company’s new Zylar® EX350 is part of its Zylar® family of MBS materials, which are known for their clarity, toughness, and processability. The Zylar® family also includes Zylar® 245, Zylar® 550, and Zylar® 960, which are injection molding grades for applications such as medical devices, household appliances, and cosmetics packaging.
The Market Outlook and the Customer Feedback
The global electronics component packaging market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.2% from 2020 to 2027, reaching $59.1 billion by 2027. The market is driven by the increasing demand for electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, and wearables, as well as the rising adoption of advanced technologies, such as 5G, artificial intelligence, and internet of things.
The customers of INEOS Styrolution have expressed their satisfaction and excitement about the new Zylar® EX350, as they praised the material’s performance and quality, and the company’s service and support.
Some of the comments and testimonials from the customers are:
- “We are very impressed by the new Zylar® EX350, as it offers a superior combination of stiffness and toughness, which is ideal for our carrier tapes. The material also has a high transparency, which allows us to inspect the components easily and accurately. We are very happy with the product and the service from INEOS Styrolution.” – A customer from Singapore.
- “We have been using Zylar® EX350 for our carrier tapes, and we are very pleased with the results. The material has a consistent and smooth peel-off strength performance, which ensures a reliable and efficient pick-and-place process. The material also enables us to create deeper and more rigid pocket designs, which gives us more flexibility and cost-effectiveness. We highly recommend Zylar® EX350 to anyone looking for a high-quality material for electronics packaging.” – A customer from Taiwan.