Kurz-Kasch, Inv. Announces UL Recognized Alternative Encapsulant for Users of 501e Polyester Thermoset Bulk Molded Compound


- Kurz-Kasch has Manufacturing and Molding Capacity to Receive Tooling Immediately -

Dayton, Ohio - June 24, 2008 - Kurz-Kasch, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of electromagnetic coils, solenoids, stators and thermoset composite molded parts, announced today that it has currently available capacity for a UL recognized replacement for 501E based on its proprietary thermoset epoxy compound K2Lux(TM) formerly known as Luxolene. With a number of UL recognized coil insulation systems and in-house UL certification capability, Kurz-Kasch is prepared to receive tooling immediately at its South Boston, Virginia facility from those customers with coils requiring UL approved systems ranging from B to F. Unlike thermoplastics, K2Lux(TM) can be used in the same tooling as 501E.

For those affected by the discontinuance of 501E due to the unavailability of a key resin component chemical, K2Lux(TM) offers superior insulation and heat transfer characteristics compared to glass filled polyesters and thermoplastics. It also offers excellent chemical resistance, needed to protect the coil windings from hostile environments. Its high heat transfer quality provides a conductive path for heat to escape while maintaining its electrical insulation properties, allowing for a longer life coil.

K2Lux(TM), an over mold technology, also has utility in other application areas ranging from fractional horsepower motors to automotive hybrid applications, where the uniqueness of its heat transfer and chemical resistance are needed to protect the coil windings. The proprietary compound is marketed to end-use customers as a value added component and is not currently being offered to the general market.
About Kurz-Kasch, Inc.

Kurz-Kasch, Inc. is a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing electromagnetic components for heavy-duty diesel engines and engineered composite components for the aerospace, consumer products, electrical distribution and automotive industries. The company operates six manufacturing and research facilities in Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, Brazil and Shanghai, China. Monomoy Capital Partners, L.P. acquired Kurz-Kasch from the Dover Corporation in February 2007.

Sales Contacts:

Wil Conner

Director of Sales

937-299-0990 extension 1237

sales@kurz-kasch.com

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