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Electrolube to Launch Isocyanate-free and Flame Retardant Polyester Resins at AATE

Published on 2012-06-15. Author : SpecialChem

Electrolube, the global manufacturer of materials for electronics, automotive and manufacturing, will launch two new polyester resins to the US market at the Assembly & Automation Technology Expo (AATE) in Chicago on the 19-21 June on booth 947.

PE7600 is a high performance, opaque, flame retardant encapsulation resin developed primarily for potting delicate electronic and electrical components where conditions can be extremely varied. The polyester resin combines high flexibility at extremes of temperature with excellent electrical properties and facilitates rework due to its low hardness. In addition, PE7600 offers flame retardance, meeting the highest classification level according to industry standards, UL94 V-0. The encapsulation resin also eliminates the use of harmful isocyanates without compromising performance, to create a completely hazard free environment for operators. Available in 250g resin packs and 5kg kits, PE7600 has a simple 2:1 mix ratio and exhibits rapid gel times.

Electrolube will also showcase the new PE7500 Clear Polyester resin; a flexible encapsulation resin, which provides the performance afforded by polyurethane resins whilst eliminating the use of isocyanates. PE7500 carries no health warnings, providing a much safer environment for operators and ensuring a sustained future supply with chemical legislations getting tighter. In addition, PE7500 is a low hardness material and allows easy removal of cured material for rework processes due to its 'digoutable' properties and translucent amber colour. With high flexibility at temperature extremes of -70 to +100°C and excellent electrical properties, the PE7500 polyester resin provides an innovative solution to low hazard potting and encapsulation applications.

Also on show will be one of Electrolube's most successful silicone resin products, SC3001, an optically clear and flexible two-part encapsulation compound, developed specifically for the needs of the LED industry where optical clarity is essential. It features a number of benefits over its competitors, including low viscosity and excellent electrical properties and flexibility. It also exhibits excellent resistance to water and a wide variety of chemicals, therefore providing the highest protection in a range of environments. The "2000" series of silicone resin products enables high continuous operating temperatures and provides an excellent barrier against a number of extreme conditions. Silicone resins in the “2000” series include SC2001, a general potting and encapsulating compound, SC2001FD a fast cure compound and SC2003, a thixotropic compound.

Electrolube holds environmental responsibility at the core of its ethos and will showcase two of its newest 'green' innovations with the ability to reduce equivalent CO2 emissions by more than 99.5%, FREH Freezer Spray and the EADH Air Duster. Air-dusters are used in a variety of applications to remove dust and airborne contamination from very delicate or inaccessible areas of electrical and electronic equipment. Freezer sprays are also used by the industry for fault finding, helping to identify and to cool overheating electrical components. It is vital that products supplied for these purposes are non-flammable, because they are often used when equipment is switched on and 'live'. Both products have been developed without the use of harmful gases and contain a hydrofluorocarbon propellant with superior environmental properties to the HFC-134a propellant, commonly used in alternative products. With low global-warming-potential (GWP), zero Ozone Depletion and non-flammable properties, EADH Air Duster and FREH Freezer spray provide extraordinary low-carbon advantages, with an additional benefit of 20% more blasts per can and without any compromise in performance.

Electrolube's management and technical team will be available at booth 947 to help identify solutions for visitors with specific electronic and manufacturing requirements and to discuss the benefits of their extensive product range including contact lubricants, conformal coatings, thermally conductive materials, resins and service and maintenance products.

About Electrolube

Electrolube, a division of H.K. Wentworth Limited, is a leading manufacturer of electro-chemicals for electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing. Additionally, Electrolube manufactures and supplies specialist lubricants to the automotive, industrial and domestic switch manufacturing sector. Research and development, quality and environmental concerns are fundamental to the Electrolube philosophy of providing the highest level of customer service. This is achieved both direct to manufacturers and via a worldwide network of subsidiaries and distributors. The continued global expansion of Electrolube and its innovative range of environmentally friendly products prove that the total capability and dedication to customer care combine to create a winning formula.

Source: Electrolube

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