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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