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Polyarylene sulfide resin composition

Imported: 23 Feb '17 | Published: 22 Oct '02

Tomoyoshi Murakami, Toru Iga, Shigemasa Suzuki

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

Provided is a polyarylene sulfide resin composition comprising (A) from 20 to 34% by weight of a polyarylene sulfide having a melt viscosity of from 150 to 800 poises, (B) from 66 to 80% by weight of spherical silica having a mean particle size of from 0.3 to 10 m, and (C) from 0 to 12% by weight of whiskers, in which the total of the spherical silica (B) and the whiskers (C) falls between 66 and 80% by weight. The composition has well-balanced physical properties of dimensional accuracy and mechanical strength, and has good moldability. It is favorable to moldings for precision members such as optical fiber connector ferrules, etc.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing a tabular molding for measuring the circularity of the through-holes running through it.

Claims

1. An optical fiber connector ferrule molded from a polyarylene sulfide resin composition comprising (A) from 20 to 34% by weight of a polyarylene sulfide having a melt viscosity of from 150 to 800 poises at 300° C. in terms of the resin temperature and at a shear rate of 500 sec

−1, (B) from 66 to 80% by weight of spherical silica having a mean particle size of from 0.3 to 10 m, and (C) from 0 to 12% by weight of whiskers, in which the total of the spherical silica (B) and the whiskers (C) falls between 66 and 80% by weight.

2. An optical fiber connector ferrule molded from a polyarylene sulfide resin composition comprising (A) from 22 to 28% by weight of a polyarylene sulfide having a melt viscosity of from 150 to 800 poises at 300° C. in terms of the resin temperature and at a shear rate of 500 sec

−1, (B) from 72 to 78% by weight of spherical silica having a mean particle size of from 0.3 to 10 m, and (C) from 0 to 6% by weight of whiskers, in which the total of the spherical silica (B) and the whiskers (C) falls between 72 and 78% by weight.

3. An optical fiber connector ferrule molded from a polyarylene sulfide resin composition, of which the tabular moldings formed to have through-holes running through their cross section are such that the circularity of the through-holes is at most 1.8 m, the coefficient of thermal expansion of the moldings (both in MD and TD) is at most 1.8×10

−5/K, and the flexural strength of the moldings is at least 120 MPa.

4. An optical fiber connector ferrule molded from a polyarylene sulfide resin composition according to claim 1, wherein the polyarylene sulfide has at least 70 mol % of repetitive units of the following structural formula (I):

wherein R

1 indicates a substituent selected from an alkyl or alkoxy group having at most 6 carbon atoms, a phenyl group, a carboxyl group or its metal salts, an amino group, a nitro group, or a halogen; m indicates an integer of from 0 to 4, and n indicates a mean degree of polymerization, falling between 1.3 and 3.0.

5. An optical fiber connector ferrule molded from polyarylene sulfide resin composition according to claim 2, wherein the polyarylene sulfide resin has at least 70 mol % of repetitive units of the following structural formula (I):

R

1 indicates a substituent selected from an alkyl or alkoxy group having at most 6 carbon atoms, a phenyl group, a carboxyl group or its metal salts, an amino group, a nitro group, or a halogen; m indicates an integer of from 0 to 4; and n indicates a mean degree of polymerization, falling between 1.3 and 3.0.

6. An optical fiber connector ferrule molded from a polyarylene sulfide resin composition according to claim 1, of which the tabular moldings formed to have through-holes running through their cross section are such that the circularity of the through-holes is at most 1.8 m, the coefficient of thermal expansion of the moldings (both in MD and TD) is at most 1.8×10

−5 /K, and the flexural strength of the moldings is at least 120 MPA.

7. An optical fiber connector ferrule molded from a polyarylene sulfide resin composition according to claim 2, of which the tabular moldings formed to have through-holes running through their cross section are such that the circularity of the through-holes is at most 1.8 m, the coefficient of thermal expansion of the moldings (both in MD and TD) is at most 1.8×10

−5/K, and the flexural strength of the moldings is at least 120 MPA.