SEKISUI KYDEX has developed a new 100% recyclable product for the EV market, specifically designed with sustainability and durability in mind. KYDEX® 1100UV with integral custom colour, including metallics, and UV resistance, is Underwriter Laboratories certified for UL 94 V-0 flammability and UL 746C f1 rating for UV exposure and water immersion.
KYDEX® 1100UV can be used for exterior component housings that require UV resistance and is suitable for outdoor and water immersion. With in-mold color, this advanced polymer material requires no additional postproduction processes, like painting.
"What is exciting about our new KYDEX® 1100UV is that it not only checks all the boxes for the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging market, but we are also seeing a reduction in production lead times, as well as significant cost savings per part due to the product’s great attributes," said John Martino, Western Regional Business Manager for SEKISUI KYDEX.
KYDEX® Thermoplastics allow for more design freedom than traditional materials, paving the way for complete customization by using pressure forming in combination with Infused Imaging™ technology. As an organization that realizes the importance of sustainability and a material innovator in the EV space, SEKISUI KYDEX is continuing its R&D efforts towards a next-generation material for charging station housings, with even higher heat characteristics and cold temperature impact ratings.
For more information about the design freedoms and physical feature benefits, visit Emerging Technologies EV Charging Stations - SEKISUI KYDEX
About SEKISUI KYDEX
SEKISUI KYDEX innovates and creates sustainable thermoplastic material solutions for the next generation of product design. SEKISUI Chemical’s corporate commitment to Speed, Service, and Superiority is realized through the KYDEX® Thermoplastics business model of manufacturing bespoke materials with short lead times in small quantities. This Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) model at three manufacturing campuses expands beyond thermoplastic sheet. The KYDEX® portfolio also includes injection molding resins, proprietary Infused Imaging™ technology, integral special effects, unique textures, and custom products and design. The SEKISUI KYDEX appLab™ and designLab® Innovation Centers are collaborative spaces for clients and customers to bring the supply chain together for rapid prototyping and design development. These spaces are the bridge between engineering and art. More than 300 dedicated professionals in Bloomsburg, PA, and Holland, MI, working with a global network of sales and distribution partners, are committed to delivering more than their customers can imagine. Visit www.kydex.com for more information.