Electronics and electrical
Faced with new safety requirements each year, electronics and electrical components manufacturers require innovation and development of new materials that provide lightweight solutions with enhanced stability, longer life spans, flexibility and lower-cost. Arkema is working to develop next generation solutions to meet the needs of this diverse and changing industry.
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Kynar® PVDF resins as jacketing and insulation for wire and cable
Manufactured in Calvert City, Kentucky, Kynar® PVDF and Kynar Flex® PVDF resins have a long legacy in the Americas. Developed over 50 years ago, these resins are available in a wide range of flexural modulus and tensile strength values and offer high and low temperature performance, flame retardancy, sunlight exposure resistance, full compatibility to a broad range of chemicals, abrasion and cut-through resistance, and can be irradiated for further enhancing properties. This combination of properties, as well as the ease of processing on conventional extrusion and molding equipment, leads to well-known application in plenum wiring, automotive wire, cathodic protection cable, marine cables, heat shrinkable tubing, aerospace cables and more.
Biosourced thermoplastic elastomers for electronic components
Manufactured in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, Pebax® thermoplastic elastomers feature a wide range of flexibility and softness. This allows for high performance solutions in a variety of electronic components like cases, straps, and any other application requiring flexibility and toughness. Arkema’s Birdsboro plant also offers a biosourced family of Pebax® elastomers called Pebax® Rnew®. As the first ever biosourced TPE brought to market, Pebax® Rnew® resins bring further durability, chemical resistance, and lightness to frames, housings, and structural components for electronic devices.
Acrylic sheet for rear projection screens
Plexiglas® Hi-Def™ acrylic sheet is the latest innovation in high-performance rear projection screens, with applications in digital signage, casinos, museums, tradeshows, simulation and control centers. Plexiglas® Hi-Def™ acrylic sheet, which is manufactured in Louisville, Kentucky, offers outstanding image resolution, excellent uniformity and high contrast ratio. In addition, with great off-axis viewing angle and excellent ambient light rejection, everyone can enjoy crisp images from any angle – up close or from a distance. Unlike optical screens with films applied to an acrylic or glass substrate, the patented technology used to produce Plexiglas® Hi-Def™acrylic sheet means there is no spotting, dark corners or color shift.