Electrical & Electronic

From simple cables and household appliances to smartphones, many of the latest devices created in the Electrical & Electronic sector capitalize on new generation plastics. Thanks to its manifoldness and versatility, plastics contribute significantly to innovation in the electrical and electronic sector.

Designers of electrical and electronic applications rely on plastics because of their unique features. These include: 

Resource-efficiency: Polymers can help storing energy for longer. Because LCD (liquid crystal display) flat screens consume less power than ordinary screens with cathode ray tubes, these modern screens are well established in society, today. Invisible resource efficiency takes place by design flexibility of plastics parts inside household equipment such as a lye container in a washing machine, reducing water consumption and enabling best eco-efficiency according to A+++ eco label classification.



Light weight: In small appliances like smartphones the use of plastics has increased along with the number of different polymer types being used. Smaller, lighter headsets are made possible thanks to plastics. 



Resistance: The ability of plastics to isolate electrical currency, combined with their resistance to mechanical shocks and stress as well as flexibility and durability, makes them ideal for vital applications such as safe, reliable and efficient power supplies. 

 


Fire safety: When a fire can be ignited from electrical sources, flame retardants offer a large range of solutions for inhibiting ignition and are therefore, required by product safety through legislation and standards.

 


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