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Electrical & Electronics

Durable, lightweight and affordable plastics have helped revolutionize the electrical and electronics products we rely on every day. Plastics have been the building blocks and stepping stones of Electrical & Electronics industry. Engineering plastics and high performance polymers progressively play a critical role in the production of electric & electronic (E/E) components.

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Aug 24, 2005 | Article

The Process of Vibration Welding

In my day, Boy Scout manuals described a method for creating a fire by rubbing two pieces of dry wood together. However, this particular Boy Scout was never successful at creating anything more than...

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Dec 15, 2004 | Article

Electronics like polymers IV – Electronic equipment: Leadframes, laminates, and encapsulants

Semiconductors are the heart of modern electronic devices. They are commonly based on silicon but peripheral components, essential for their operation, use polymers, notably engineering, or...

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Aug 25, 2004 | Article

Electricity and Electronics like polymers II – Wires and cables

Wires and cables are the pipes for electricity transportation. They are universal and essential components, well known for the simple building and automobile wiring, their complexity is generally...

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May 19, 2004 | Article

Electricity and Electronics like Polymers I – Economic and Technical outline

Worldwide, it is roughly estimated that the Electricity & Electronics sector, the fifth of plastic consumption is: * Roughly 7% of the total plastics * Continuously growing * Around 10...

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Chris DeArmitt

Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

By Chris DeArmitt

Increase your confidence in the plastics industry with a structured and ready-to-use overview of existing materials, technologies and key factors impacting performance/cost ratio. This is a good...

Jun 29, 2005 | Article

Fluoropolymers Gain in Industrial, Auto and Aerospace Sectors

Polymers containing fluorine atoms, or fluoropolymers, have been articles of commerce for decades. Known for their exceptional resistance to chemicals and corrosion, usage temperatures up to 260° C...

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Oct 20, 2004 | Article

Electricity and Electronics like polymers III – Electric equipment

Wires and cables just carry the electric current and electric network needs a multitude of electric equipments including: * Connectors, switches… * Electric power equipment, * Motors and...

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Jul 19, 2004 | Article

Controlling ESD Through Polymer Technology

Static electricity cannot be avoided. Hundreds of times each day, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) events occur without notice. Many ESD events are well below the human sensitivity threshold of 20,000...

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Paul Mastro

Wednesday May 18, 2016

By Paul Mastro

Maximize performance/cost ratio of PVC compounds by overcoming challenges faced when changing additives (stabilizers, lubricants…) or processing scale owing to end use or regulation requirements...

Don Rosato

Thursday Jun 4, 2015

By Don Rosato

Get updated on latest developments and explore new routes to address growing demand of plastics in E&E devices (light weight, heat resistant materials, recycling & reuse…) by benefiting from an...

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