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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

High performance plastics solutions for power distribution.

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

DSM's portfolio for low voltage switch gear

DSM has been a leading supplier in the electrical business for more than 25 years. And we keep on innovating every day. Which means our global team not only understands our business but your business as well. 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 applications.

Featured customer applications

Contactors

Electrical | Power distribution

Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to good electrical and thermal endurance; Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for more design freedom and/or potential system cost reductions due to part integration and thinner wall design and lower profiles possibilities, reduced cycle time with lower production losses

Residual Current device

Electrical | Power distribution | Low Voltage Switchgear

Akulon® PA6 enables reliable solutions due to excellent electrical (excellent short-circuit properties, including residual dielectric strength) and thermo-mechanical endurance compared to conventional materials; Akulon® PA6 offers system cost down opportunities versus thermosets or other engineering plastics

Industrial Control Gear

Electrical | Power distribution

Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to good electrical and thermal endurance; Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for more design freedom and/or potential system cost reductions due to part integration and thinner wall design and lower profiles possibilities, reduced cycle time with lower production losses

MCCB Housings

Electrical | Power distribution | Low Voltage Switchgear

Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T enable increased design flexibility and integrated functionality, facilitating smart assembly solutions; Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to good dielectric aging performance at 150°C and high CTI values at 600 Volts; Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for potential system cost reductions up to 15% ( wall thicknesses reduced leading to a volume reduction of up to 25%) compared to conventional materials

Medium Voltage Circuit Breaker Isolators

Electrical | Power distribution | Medium / High Voltage Switchgear

ForTii® PA4T allows for more sustainable solutions in end-products due to lower CO₂ footprint as compared to solutions with epoxy Xlink agent; ForTii® PA4T allows for significant system cost reduction due to lower density up to 17% than conventional materials, part weight reduction up to 35%, cycle time down by factor 7

Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers

Electrical | Power distribution | Medium / High Voltage Switchgear

ForTii® PA4T allows for more sustainable solutions in end-products due to lower CO₂ footprint as compared to solutions with epoxy Xlink agent; ForTii® PA4T allows for potential system cost reduction opportunities due to part integration possibilities , possible thinner wall design withlower profiles possibilities, reduced cycle times with lower production losses

Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers Embedded Pole

Electrical | Power distribution | Medium / High Voltage Switchgear

ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions due to high and constant dielectric strength, matching the thermal expansion of interrupter; ForTii® PA4T allows for more sustainable solutions in end-products due to lower CO₂ footprint as compared to solutions with epoxy Xlink agent; ForTii® PA4T allows for potential system cost reduction opportunities due to part integration possibilities , possible thinner wall design withlower profiles possibilities, reduced cycle times with lower production losses (proven improved productivity with 7 times, increased recyclable rate from 0 up to 100%, reduce energy consumption 87.3%)

Molded case circuit breakers

Electrical | Power distribution | Low Voltage Switchgear

Akulon® PA6, Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to up-to 30% improved electrical endurance compared to conventional materials; Akulon® PA6, Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for more appealing solutions due to enhanced aesthetics; Akulon® PA6, Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for system cost reduction up to 15% compared to thermoset compounds due to potential reduction of wall thicknesses by up to 2/3rd and due to potential part integration possibilities

Motor Starter/Overload Relays

Electrical | Power distribution

Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PBT, Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to good electrical and thermal endurance; Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PBT, Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for more design freedom and/or potential system cost reductions due to part integration and thinner wall design and lower profiles possibilities, reduced cycle time with lower production losses

Residual Current Breaker with Overload

Electrical | Power distribution | Low Voltage Switchgear

Akulon® PA6 and Arnite® PBT allow for reliable solutions due to excellent electrical (excellent short-circuit properties, including residual dielectric strength) and thermo-mechanical endurance compared to conventional materials; Akulon® PA6 and Arnite® PBT offer system cost down opportunities versus thermosets or other engineering plastics

Wall plates

Electrical | Power distribution

Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to good electrical and mechanical properties (especially impact resistance) at low & high temperatures, excellent CTI values, UL94 V2 at 0.75 mm certification; Akulon® PA6 allows for colourfull designs due to good colourability with master batches

CEE connectors

Electrical | Power distribution | E-Components

Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to good electrical and mechanical properties (especially impact resistance) at low & high temperatures, excellent CTI values, UL94 V2 at 0.75 mm certification; Akulon® PA6 allows for colourfull designs due to good colourability with master batches

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.

  • Design

    Discover the new high-performing plastic solutions for the extreme demands of next-generation example.

  • Performance

    To ensure safety and part integrity, our high-performance plastics need to meet all of the relevant requirements for each application.

  • Production

    Improving on a part includes improving how it is produced. Whether we are helping you improve the production process itself, or reducing and eliminating secondary operations, we support you through the entire process.

  • Compliance

    Getting a part ready for commercialization includes ensuring compliance with the relevant regulations.

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