Basf plastic additives provide uv protection for 5G base stations

- Jul 02, 2019-

Tinuvin®360 can extend the service life of 5G outdoor base stations


Low volatility is helpful to improve production efficiency


Hcplastics: shenzhen xingshengdi new materials co., LTD., a manufacturer of communication equipment and electronic appliances, USES basf plastic additives to produce 5G base stations for major international telecom companies.

Under the action of basf Tinuvin®360 light stabilizer, 5G outdoor base station can resist the aging and degradation caused by strong sunlight exposure, thus maintaining stable operation and extending service life.


Base stations relay communications between mobile devices and the core network using radio waves, usually installed outside buildings.

These base stations are typically made of polycarbonate, which degrades in direct sunlight.

Therefore, it must be photostabilized.


Protected by basf plastic additive Tinuvin® 360, 5G outdoor base station can resist the aging and degradation caused by strong sunlight, thus maintaining stable operation and extending service life.


Protected by basf plastic additive Tinuvin® 360, 5G outdoor base station can resist the aging and degradation caused by strong sunlight, thus maintaining stable operation and extending service life.


Tinuvin360 can be added to polycarbonate resin during the production stage, especially to meet the processing and aging conditions of high load, very low volatility and good compatibility.

The low volatility of the material helps to reduce the scale of the die head, prolong the running time, make the processing process more stable, shorten the production time and reduce the maintenance cost.


In addition, Tinuvin360, which is used in terminal electronic devices, has strong ultraviolet absorption performance: it absorbs ultraviolet light and converts it into heat energy to release it, thus protecting products under direct outdoor sunlight from ultraviolet damage.


Hermann Althoff, vice-president * of basf's speciality chemicals business in Asia Pacific, says: "by optimising the process, Tinuvin 360 can create higher value, thereby increasing productivity and profitability.

We can also use it to customize plastic equipment with better mechanical performance and better weather resistance."


Xu dixiu, general manager of shenzhen xingshengdi new materials co., LTD., said, "before, outdoor base stations were made of metal materials.

We now offer the size, weight and power performance required for a wide range of commercial applications in small, lightweight plastic packages.

This not only optimizes system performance, but also makes the price more competitive."


Basf conducted in-depth research on the stability of plastic products under ultraviolet radiation in the laboratory.

Chemists conduct various application tests in special laboratories and application centers to analyze and study the degradation mechanism of plastics.

These results will be directly applied to the development of hindered amine photostabilizers and uv absorbers.


According to ISO 4892-2:2013, Tinuvin 360 has been tested in simulated environment by weather resistance test device.

The international standard specifies the test method for exposure of samples to a wet environment by xenon-arc lamp to simulate the aging reaction (temperature and humidity) of the polymer in the actual environment of use, i.e. exposure to sunlight.

Data from accelerated aging tests were then used to assess the durability of polymers in different application environments.

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