February Material Highlight: ITW Formex(TM)


This month we highlight ITW's Formex™ flexible polypropylene materials. Formex™ is a flame retardant material that provides superior electrical insulation and barrier protection in various industrial and consumer electronic equipment.



This material is able to create a 'living hinge' for fantastic score and fold ability, making it easy to create 3-Dimensional parts that can fold repeatedly without tearing or cracking. The low cost and ease of manufacturing makes this quite common in disposable packaging applications.



ITW Formex™ materials comply with UL 94V-0, CSA, IEC, VDE, TUV, BSR and METI standards, plus meet all major North American, European and Asian flammability and environmental requirements, including RoHS and WEEE.



Product Highlights:


  • Flame Retardant 94 V-O


  • Non-Hygroscopic


  • Chemical Resistant


  • Superior Dielectric Strength


  • Excellent Score and Fold


  • Static Dissipative


ITW Formex™ is used in a wide variety of applications such as:


  • Electronics and Electrical insulation


  • Barriers between printed circuit boards and electronic housings


  • Barriers to prevent access to dangerous areas


  • Wire and cable harness organizer


  • EMI/RFI shielding


  • Packaging


Common Products where Formex™ is used include:



  • Computers


  • Power Supplies


  • Power Distribution Systems


  • Telecommunications Equipment


  • Medical Equipment


  • Automotive Products


  • Consumer Products


  • TVs and Appliances


  • Air flow baffles


  • Lighting


Formex™ is a highly convertible material, making it easy for us to custom fabricate. This material can be cut, sliced, chopped, scored, and laminated in any shape imaginable. SRP's Processing Capabilities for Formex™ include: Die-Cutting, Flash Cutting, Waterjet Cutting, Laser Cutting, and Laminating.






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