DSM: Change to UL Standard
Royal DSM, Singapore, made a change to an Underwriters Laboratory (UL) standard covering low-voltage switchgear (LVSG) which has opened up the way for plastics innovation in electrical applications such as miniature circuit breakers. The company is leading the conversion from thermosets to engineering thermoplastics for LVSG applications. With its broad portfolio of high-performance halogen-free flame-retardant solutions DSM offers a cost-effective alternative for thermosets in these safety-critical, highly demanding technical applications.
The UL 1077 standard, for supplementary protectors used in electrical equipment, is widely applied in the United States and South America. In Europe, Asia and elsewhere, IEC/EN 60947, a standard for LVSG and related industrial control gear published by the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC), is more prevalent.
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