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Electrical & Lighting Industry

Resinex offers a broad portfolio of high quality polymers for electrical & lighting applications. Combined with our technical expertise and reliable logistic we are the preferred partner for companies from electrical & lighting industry.

The portfolio includes:

ELECTRICAL

Electrical applications that have electrical wires embedded in the plastic cover require the plastic to act as an insulator. This requires resins with high distortion resistance, ignition-resistance, and glow wire temperature resistance in order to meet various global and local standards. Trinseo’s broad portfolio of CALIBRE™ polycarbonate resins and EMERGE™ advanced resins provides ignition-resistant, completely halogen-free solutions for many electrical applications, including switches, plugs and meters.

CALIBRE™ Polycarbonate and EMERGE™ advanced resins meet the most stringent international and local environmental, electrical, household and UL standards:

  • RoHS (restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances)
  • Directive 2002/95/EU WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  • Directive 2002/96/EU VDE 0472 part 815
  • EN 60695 or UL 94 for flammability
  • ISO 4892-2 or UL 746C for weathering
  • EN 60998 connecting devices for low voltage circuits
  • EN 62053 electricity meters

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Cost-competitive
  • Chlorine and bromine free
  • Excellent electrical properties
  • Best-in-class dimensional stability
  • Transparent and opaque

ELECTRICAL APPLICATIONS:

  • Connecting Devices for low voltage circuits
  • Enclosures for household installations
  • Electrical Switch Gear
  • Electricity Meters
  • Electronic Housings (e.g., household appliances)

LIGHTING

As end users are making the transition to non-incandescent lighting, such as compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and the quickly emerging LED (solid-state) lighting, high-light transmission, opalescence and durability are key requirements. CALIBRE™ polycarbonate resins, EMERGE™ advanced resins and TYRIL™ SAN resins from Trinseo provide these features and more.

CALIBRE™ polycarbonate and EMERGE™ advanced resins meet the most stringent international and local environmental, lighting and UL standards:

  • RoHS (restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances)
  • Directive 2002/95/EU WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  • Directive 2002/96/EU EN 60598 – lighting
  • ISO 4892-2 or UL 746C for weathering
  • EN 60400 fluorescent lamp holders

LIGHTING Applications:

  • Diffusers and lenses
  • Housings
  • Emergency lights
  • Explosion proof lights
  • Reflectors
  • Fixtures

LIGHTING Performance:

  • Thermal stability
  • Optical clarity
  • Impact resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Heat stability
  • Weather resistance
  • Light management control
  • Proprietary opalescence technology

Trinseo’s CALIBRE™ polycarbonate resin and EMERGE™ advanced resin offerings for electrical & lighting applications contain flame retardant technology that is chlorine, bromine, fluorine and phosphorous free while providing the same flame retardant performance the industry is used to.