Canadian Plastics

Luran S doesn’t wrinkle with age

We may have come a long way from the coal-powered contraptions of yesteryear, but most people still regard ironing as a necessary evil. That perception may change with Driron, the world's first househ...

October 1, 2007   Canadian Plastics



We may have come a long way from the coal-powered contraptions of yesteryear, but most people still regard ironing as a necessary evil. That perception may change with Driron, the world’s first household appliance that simultaneously dries and irons.

Manufactured by Spain’s Fagor, the Driron uses heat to dry the clothes, and the steam created by the heat to get rid of the wrinkles. According to the company, clothes are hung inside the machine and weighed down by clip-on attachments.

Fagor chose BASF’s Luran S, an acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate copolymer (ASA), for the construction of the internal parts of the innovative appliance. The Luran S material retains its dimensional stability with temperatures of about 130 C.

Additionally, the household appliance sector requires materials that will retain their colours after many years of use, and Luran S’s special acrylate-based rubber offers greater colour stability.

BASF Canada (Toronto);

www.plasticsportal.net; 416-675-3611


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