February 2017 Meeting
ARC Technologies - Facility Tour and Technical Presentation...
ARC Technologies of Amesbury MA, www.arc-tech.com, has announced a new family of dielectric controlled polymeric materials for injection molding, thermoforming and composite applications. The material includes formulations with a wide variety of electrical properties. PP6000 is a low dielectric, low-loss thermoplastic compound with good resistance to moisture and most chemicals. It is ideal for applications at 24 GHz and 77 GHz, including radomes for automotive radar, and can be used as an impedance-matching material or as a dielectric spacer. CA5000 is a highly conductive plastic that provides excellent shielding over a wide frequency range. CA5000 has good temperature resistance and corrosion resistance, and is an ideal material for molding electronic covers and enclosures that can benefit from low cost and design flexibility. PP2000 is a magnetic absorber that provides a balance of mechanical and electrical properties It is ideal for surface current reduction, cavity mode suppression, and attenuating near-field emissions from 1 to 18 GHz. WT-ACAG is a carbon-based absorber that is designed for attenuation in the 10+ GHz range. This product is ideal for lossy enclosures and housings and can be used to reduce/eliminate antenna pattern side lobes and improve performance. All the materials are halogen free, RoHs and REACH compliant.
ARC will host the February 23 New England SAMPE meeting at the new ARC facilities, 37 South Hunt Road, Amesbury MA. Dinner will be provided for a cost of $15, followed by a technical presentation of ARC’s family of dielectric materials and composites, and a tour of the new plant.
NOTE: Because of the clearance level at the facility, only US citizens with proof of citizenship (passport) will be allowed in the plant.