SynChem – Resins & Varnishes Voltacast 3200 Polyurethane casting resin

Voltacast 3200 is a pigmented, filled and cold-curing two-component polyurethane casting resin with low temperature development while curing, based on hydroxy-functional polyester. The product is available in black or white colour. The hardener Voltacast H132 is based on aromatic polyisocynate. The product is available in white and black colour.

  • non-abrasive, filled with chalk
  • hard
  • resistant to transformer oil and organic solvents and gases such as benzines and carbon hydrides 
  • good adhesion on most metals and plastics except on anodized, smooth surfaces especially on light metals
  • low shrinkage

 

 

 

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Application

Voltacast 3200 is suitable for embedding and potting of transformers (in particular small transformers) and electronics.
Voltacast 3200 contains non-abrasive fillers. Therefore it is especially suitable for sensitive mixing and dispensing equipment. To achieve customized properties additional non-abrasive fillers may be added to the product on customers’ behalf.

Standards

  • Insulation class B
  • RoHS compliant 2011/65/EU
  • REACh-compliant 2006/121/EU
  • Electrical Insulation Systems in acc. with UL 1446 (IEC 61858):
Class 130 R150HE Table II
  Z130HE Table II
 Class 155 R201HE Table II

Delivery forms

Voltacast 3200 is supplied in non-returnable one-way containers of 20 kg.

Color

Voltacast 3200: White (W) and Black (B)

Voltacast 3200 with Voltacast H132: White (W) and Black (B)

Storage

In closed original cans and at 25 °C storage temperature maximum the resin can be stored for 12 months. The hardener can be stored for 6 months under the same conditions. Both resin and hardener have to be protected against water and humidity and therefore must not be stored outside. Additionally the respective hardener must be stored and transported frost-protected (above 10 °C).

Hardening

After curing for 48 hours at 20 °C minimum the resin compound can be fully stressed (both mechanically and electro-technically).

Protection

The cured resin compound is biologically inactive and not dangerous to health. When processing the liquid components please refer to the respective Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS’s).

Cleaning

Once cured the resin compound is almost insoluble. Therefore, application equipment should be cleaned regularly with cleaner Voltatex® T050. All equipment cleaning and maintenance should be carried out in accordance with the equipment manufacturer’s instructions.

Processing

Due to the contents of fillers which will settle to the ground during a longer storage period Voltacast 3200 needs to be stirred up homogenously (without including foam) prior to use. In any case the resin shall rest for about 2 hours after stirring to allow degasing. The time needed for degasing the resin may be shortened by storing the resin at approx. 60 °C or at a vacuum of approx. 20 mbar. Provided the mixture is consumed very soon, the hardener Voltacast H132 may be added to the warm resin. Otherwise the resin has to cool down to room temperature again in order to avoid a significant shortening of the mixture’s pot life.
Casting resin, hardener and mixtures made must be protected against humidity! The temperature in the working area must be above 18 °C!

The same way it is essential to dry the parts the casting resin shall be applied on. An example for best practice is to extract all humidity on and inside the parts used by drying them at approx. 50 °C for about 1 hour, as otherwise the resin may form gas bubbles while curing.

Hardener Voltacast H132 shall be added to the casting resin in the mixing ratio stated above. The mixture has to be stirred homogenously and carefully without including foam. Provided the product shall be blended with extra fillers, these fillers must be completely dried prior to adding them to the casting resin.
Best practice to add fillers to the product is to add the respective amount slowly and to stir the product until a homogenous mixture is ensured. The same way it is useful to heat up the mixture moderately to 60 °C or to establish vacuum in order to accelerate the degasing as mentioned above. Voltacast 3200 can be applied on all common mixing and dispensing equipment with or without applying vacuum.

Technical data

Mechanical
Property Conditions  Values  Test method 
Shore-D-hardness  after 3 days 52 ± 5 acc. DIN 53505
Shore-D-hardness  after 4 weeks 80 ± 10 acc. DIN 53505
Shore-D-hardness  after 2 months 82 ± 10 acc. DIN 53505
Water absorption  after 96h at 23 °C 0.4 ± 0.02 % company standard
Thermal
Property Unit of measure Value  Test method 
Temperature index  °C  130 - 138 20,000-h-value acc. IEC 60216
Dimensional stability under heat  °C  50 ± 5 acc. Martens DIN 53462
Liquid phase
Property Unit of measure Values Voltacast 3200  Values Voltacast 3200 mit Voltacast H132  Test method 
Mixing ratio  Gew-%    100 : 30  
Colour    White / Black white / black  
Curing time  min    48 h - RT  
Mixture density  g/cm³  W: 1.56 ± 0.05; B: 1.45 ± 0.03 W:1.47 ± 0.05; B:1.37 ± 0.03 acc. DIN 5321, T.5 at 20°C
Viscosity resin + hardener  mPas  1800 ± 300 W: 400 ± 100; B: 450 ± 150 at 25 °C acc. DIN 53019
Volume shrinkage    4.7 ± 0.1 after storage at RT for 24 h and 80 °C for 5h
Impact on enamelled wires      Compatible with all common enamelled wires  
Pot-Life  min.    W: 90 ± 20 ;B: 110 ± 10 at 23 °C - (100g-test)
Electrical
Property Unit of measure Conditions  Values Voltacast 3200 with Voltacast H132  Test method 
Dielectric strength at 23 °C and 50 % r.h.  kV/mm    ≥ 58 IEC 60455-2; test method acc. IEC 60243-1
Dielectric strength at 23 °C after 96 h storage at 92 % r.h.  kV/mm    ≥ 14 IEC 60455-2; test method acc. IEC 60243-1
Dielectric strength at 105 °C after 168 h oil immersion  kV/mm    ≥ 69 IEC 60455-2; test method acc. IEC 60243-1
Specific volume resistance at 23 °C  Ω*cm    2.5 x 10^15 acc. IEC 60455-2; test method acc. IEC 60093
Specific volume resistance  Ω*cm  at 130 °C 3 x 10^8 acc. IEC 60455-2; test method IEC 60093
Specific volume resistance after 96 h water immersion  Ω*cm    6.9 x 10^14 acc. IEC 60455-2; test method acc. IEC 60093
Creep resistance      CTI 325 M-0.3 DIN IEC 60112
Dielectric constant at 23 °C between 50 Hz and 1 MHz      4 - 5 DIN 53483
Loss factor at 23 °C from 50 Hz and 1 MHz      0.09 - 0.2 DIN 53483
Loss factor cross section 0.2=200x10^-3  °C    90 ± 5 DIN 53483