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DSM in Electrical & Electronics

Molded case circuit breakers

The right materials (and expertise) can make all the difference in (industrial and commercial) switchgear applications like Molded Case Circuit Breaker (MCCBs) housings – including the all-important thermal relay base, which safeguards against current overload. Our customers increasingly demand better aesthetics and laser printability, the highest possible electrical and mechanical endurance of the system and the most compact possible design. We deliver all this – and more.

For MCCBs we offer high quality materials and insight that help our customers innovate in their markets.

From enclosure materials to bobbin supports to contact armature to small exterior parts, our family of advanced thermoplastics are ideal for the demanding MCCB applications.

From our tough, versatile Akulon® polyamide 6 to the ultra-heat-resistant Stanyl® polyamide 46 and 4T to our super flexible Arnitel® copolyester elastomer, we offer customers products that are halogen-free and greener than many current alternatives – a key consideration as carbon footprint becomes a bigger issue.

Our thermoplastics offer economic benefits through improved processing (through injection molding, for example) and reduced cycle time with lower production losses. They also enable you to design smarter MCCBs with thinner walls. Plastic components are more compact and can be more easily integrated with other parts, thus simplifying the design process.

This is supported by an expert global team, available on the ground, with detailed knowledge and experience of the electrical industry, its applications and challenges.

It all adds up to a unique, high-quality offering for MCCBs and power distribution.