News: BASF and Casio Combine Efforts To Craft The Ultimate Digital Smart Watch

Casio now uses BASF’s high-performance plastic Ultramid® Advanced N in its latest digital watch G-Shock GBD-H1000. The new flame retardant polyphthalamide (PPA) is used to manufacture the terminal header which sits on the terminal block and contributes to power charging and data synchronization. The high heat resistance as well as the exceptional mechanical and dimensional stability of the BASF material enhance the robustness, functionality and performance for which the G-shock watches are renowned.

Due to its low moisture uptake and high heat deflection temperature, the BASF PPA is especially suitable for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) processes in electronics manufacturing as it prevents blistering or changes in dimensions of the processed part. With its intrinsic good laser transparency, Ultramid® Advanced N also offers more freedom for post-processing.

  • Latest G-Shock model by Casio made with BASF’s Ultramid® Advanced N results in enhanced durability and exceptional mechanical properties under harsh conditions
  • Extremely low moisture uptake and excellent retention of properties at high temperatures of new BASF polyphthalamide ensure dimensional stability during and after Surface Mount Technology

The newly launched GBD-H1000 sports watch serves as a fitness tracker with five different sensors. This requires a combination of technologically innovative and durable materials that are resistant to chemicals, shock and water especially during extreme sports. Ultramid® Advanced N displays excellent dimensional stability under humidity and heat as well as exceptional chemical resistance while having good adhesion to the metal terminal block. This prevents water leakage under harsh conditions and fulfills the waterproof requirements of Casio.

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