Materials for a high-speed 5G network

Autonomous driving, smart factories, internet of things (IoT), new communication technologies: The 5G standard is paving the way for digitalization-driven megatrends. New high-performance materials are needed to enable the high data rates required for self-driving cars and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in Industry 4.0.

Use these innovative materials from Kuraray in your 5G applications and benefit from the unique properties of the SEPTON™ Q-Series, Vecstar™ and GENESTAR™.

As one of the world's leading specialty chemicals producers, Kuraray markets innovative materials to help industry develop advanced 5G technologies. Here are three examples: SEPTON™ Q-Series elastomers provide lasting protection for sensitive optical fibers. Vecstar™ liquid crystal polymer film maximizes the flexibility of printed circuit boards for high-speed transmission components, and the heat-resistant polyamide GENESTAR™ is excellent for the production of high-speed data connectors with the SMT reflow soldering process.


  • Improves properties like softness, weatherability, abrasion and scratch resistance
  • Improves properties in high humidity environments 
  • Improves properties in hot and cold environments
  • Reduces weight
  • Safe, stable and high-quality data transmission

  • High-speed transmission components in automotive, IT and communication devices
  • Fiber optic cables

  • Replacement for TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer) and TPC (thermoplastic polyester elastomer) with improved properties
  • Lower relative permittivity 
  • Lower density
  • Better hydrolysis resistance
  • Good low-temperature resistance
  • Film extrusion moldability 


  • Operates reliably at high temperatures and high voltages and shows only slight changes in dielectric properties and dimension even in humid conditions
  • Good processing properties and freedom of design
  • Reduces transmission losses, helps stabilizing high-speed communication

  • High Speed Circuits 
  • High-frequency electronic devices
  • Substrate for printed circuit boards

  • Heat resistance
  • Dimensional stability 
  • Low dielectric loss factor: Excellent electrical properties in the high frequency range
  • Low water absorption 
  • Homogeneous material, therefore the dielectric properties are very uniform
  • Excellent adhesion to flat profile copper foil
  • Excellent adhesion to other materials in multilayers


  • enables you to reduce the weight and cost of demanding applications
  • helps you to create reliable solutions for the electrification of passenger cars
  • supports you in designing of parts for harsh environments

  • Injection molding applications in the automotive sector (e.g. cooling systems, gears) and other industries
  • SMT connectors (surface mount technology), electrical and electronics components
  • Extrusion processes in the automotive industry (e.g. fuel lines)
  • Reflectors for LED lights

  • Low water absorption
  • High heat resistance
  • High chemical resistance
  • Dimensional accuracy/dimensional stability
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