WEB EXCLUSIVE: Up to now, high-current circuit breakers have been made mainly of thermoset urea or polyester. But Lanxess AG in Germany (U.S. office in Pittsburgh) customized a new nylon 6 compound with 65% mineral/glass reinforcement that is now used in production by an unnamed customer. Durethan DP BM 65 X FM30 saves the customer money by reducing processing costs—due to much faster cycle times than thermosets and elimination of secondary deflashing operations. Despite the high filler load, Lanxess’ new Xtreme Flow technology is said to make it very easy flowing and suitable for thin walls. The new material is free of halogen, phosphorus, and antimony, yet meets UL 9V-0 at 0.75 mm. It also passes all Glow Wire tests to meet IEC standards and has a comparative tracking index greater than 600 V. The FR package is said to release no substances that could contaminate the circuit-breaker contacts over time.
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