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There’s a plastic to meet every standard and use for electrical applications. The next time you need a stable, impact-resistant, easy-to-process, safe material, think plastics

Environmental and Safety

Considering the total carbon footprint, including costs of raw materials, manufacture, transport, fabricate, install, maintain, plastics compare favorably with more traditional materials. Also, plastics are safer to handle and install. When you consider that most plastics are readily recyclable, they can become the most environmentally responsible and safest choice for many demanding electrical applications.


  • Wire and cable insulation
  • Plenum-rated wire and cable jacketing
  • Arc shields
  • Test boards
  • Circuit boards, rinted-wiring boards
  • Connectors — data, automotive,
  • telecommunications, fiber optic
  • High-voltage circuit-breaker housings
  • Aircraft electrical insulators
  • Radar gun lenses
  • Electronic test sockets and fixtures
  • Conduits

Advantages May Include

  • Strong, high impact resistant
  • Thermoformable
  • Nonconductive; resistant to electricity
  • Can be made static dissipative or fully
  • conductive
  • Inherently good insulator
  • Chemical, UV, abrasion resistant
  • Temperature resistant
  • Hydrolytic stability
  • Low flammability and smoke generation
  • High creep resistant


  • Ethylene-Chlorotrifluoroethylene
  • (ECTFE)
  • Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)
  • Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
  • Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)
  • Polyamide-Imide (PAI)
  • Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
  • Polyetherimide (PEI)
  • Polyethersulfone (PES)
  • Polyimide (PI)
  • Polyphenylene Ether, Modified (PPE)
  • Polyphenylene oxide (modified PPO)
  • Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
  • Styrene Maleic Anhydride-Polycarbonate
  • (SMA-PC)
  • Thermoplastic Polyesters — Polybutylene
  • Terephthalate (PBT), Polythramethylene
  • Terephthalate (PTMT), Polyethylene
  • Terephthalate (PET)
  • Thermoset Industrial Laminates — Epoxy,
  • Melamine, Silicone, Polyester, Industrial
  • Thermosets (Phenolics) Paper and Cotton
  • Grades
  • Vulcanized Fibre