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Making the right connection

Arnite® is the perfect material for connectors in unattended white goods like washing machines, dryers and dishwashers. It meets stringent regulations while delivering better, more sustainable performance.
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Because they operate at such high currents, white goods need to comply with stringent safety regulations - particularly IEC 60335. For manufacturers, finding next-generation materials that add value while meeting these regulations isn’t easy. But when it comes to connectors Arnite is proving to be the ideal solution for white goods.

Arnite T XG meets all specified standards – and more. Its thermal performance, moldability and very low moisture uptake make it superior to both polyamide 6 and 66 (which both tend to expand and lose their shape). And importantly, it’s halogen-free, using a flame retardant system that’s free of both halogen and red phosphorus.

Brendan Maguire, Design Manager of connector specialist Molex Ireland says: “Halogen-free Arnite XG is revolutionary because it is the first unfilled PBT that has tested positively according to GWT on end products.”