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Engineering Materials

Power distribution

DSM offers a unique combination of materials, design, application development and general technical support, from production inception to the industrialization stage across the full spectrum of Power Distribution (PD) applications

Power distribution

We offer you a unique combination of materials, design, application development and general technical support, from production inception to the industrialization stage across the full spectrum of Power Distribution (PD) applications. Our solutions are proven and based on the nuances and regulatory demands of the many local markets we serve around the world (from UL/NEMA to IEC/EN).

We’re fully backwards integrated in every major market we serve – which for our customers equates to better time-to-market at optimum cost and efficiency. This is coupled with a comprehensive service offering: From material selection and design specification to rheological, mechanical and thermal CAE, to building and testing the molds to extensive after-sales support.

So, what can we do for you today?

Plugging into powerful performance

Increasing mechanical and electrical performance and safety in MCCBs

In the electrical market the use of MCCBs is increasing due to the growing need of energy conservation. MCCB producers have 3 needs: safety, performance and cost effectiveness. We offer a full portfolio of materials that can replace thermosets in demanding molded-case circuit breakers (MCCBs) with open arc extinguishing chambers. We have solutions for all the separate housing components, as well as for the functional internal parts in the arc extinguishing chamber of the circuit breaker, resulting in a 100% safe and cost-effective solution.

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Featured applications

Contactors

Electrical | Power distribution

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy, and in specific electro-grey colour for housings. Also Lasermarkable grades are available. ForTii® has a Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of 305°C .

Residual Current device

Electrical | Power distribution Low Voltage Switchgear

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy, and in specific electro-grey colour for housings.

Industrial Control Gear

Electrical | Power distribution

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy, and in specific electro-grey colour for housings. ForTii® Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of 305°C .

MCCB Housings

Electrical | Power distribution Low Voltage Switchgear

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy, and in specific electro-grey colour for housings. ForTii® Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of 305°C .

Medium Voltage Circuit Breaker Isolators

Electrical | Power distribution Medium / High Voltage Switchgear

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy, and in specific electro-grey colour for housings. ForTii® has a Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of 305°C .

Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers

Electrical | Power distribution Medium / High Voltage Switchgear

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy, and in specific electro-grey colour for housings. ForTii® has a Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of 305°C .

Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers Embedded Pole

Electrical | Power distribution Medium / High Voltage Switchgear

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy, and in specific electro-grey colour for housings. ForTii® Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of 305°C .

Molded case circuit breakers

Electrical | Power distribution Low Voltage Switchgear

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy, and in specific electro-grey colour for housings.

Motor Starter/Overload Relays

Electrical | Power distribution

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy, and in specific electro-grey colour for housings. Also Lasermarkable grades are available. ForTii® has a Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of 305°C .

Residual Current Breaker with Overload

Electrical | Power distribution Low Voltage Switchgear

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy, and in specific electro-grey colour for housings.

Wall plates

Electrical | Power distribution

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy, and in specific electro-grey colour for housings.

CEE connectors

Electrical | Power distribution E-Components

Most grades are available with halogenfree flameretardancy.

A scientific approach to building solutions

Our dedicated teams work closely with customers to look at the entire process of developing new parts and components – whether it is a case of metal replacement, or developing solutions that are stronger, safer and more effective.

Our methodical approach extends to every step of the process, from design and material performance to production and compliance.

  • PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    Akulon polyamide 6 & 66 resins represent the best value in all-purpose engineering materials, offering an excellent balance of design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties in diverse operating environments.

  • PA4T PPA - ForTii®

    PA4T PPA - ForTii®

    ForTii has a unique PPA's technology with high amide density. The ForTii platform includes polymers that are the highest crystalline, highest melting point and highest glass transition temperature amongst all PPA.

  • PET & PBT - Arnite®

    PET & PBT - Arnite®

    Our Arnite portfolio includes high performance engineering polyester plastics (PBT, PET, and blends) that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics.

  • TPC - Arnitel®

    TPC - Arnitel®

    Arnitel is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

  • PPS - Xytron™

    PPS - Xytron™

    Xytron is a high performance plastics compound based on linear polyphenylene sulfide. Xytron offers extreme chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and is intrinsically flame retardant.

  • PA410 - EcoPaXX®

    PA410 - EcoPaXX®

    EcoPaXX is a high-performance aliphatic, biobased polyamide that uniquely balances the benefits of typical short and long chain polyamides, such as low moisture uptake and high mechanical performance.

  • PA6 & PA66 - Novamid®

    PA6 & PA66 - Novamid®

    Specialty Polyamides based on PA6, PA66, PA6/66 with grades that offer performances that go beyond the standard range. A wide variety of grade customizations are available to meet specific demands.

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