Canadian Plastics

Polycarbonate wall plates have faster cycles, less finishing

Cooper Wiring Devices has made the switch to Bayer Polymers' Makrolon polycarbonate for use in its new line of mid-size thermoplastic wall plates. Makrolon was selected -- versus other materials like ...

October 1, 2003   Canadian Plastics



Cooper Wiring Devices has made the switch to Bayer Polymers’ Makrolon polycarbonate for use in its new line of mid-size thermoplastic wall plates. Makrolon was selected — versus other materials like thermoset urea — due to its processing ease, high structural rigidity, and superior resistance to warping, impact and abrasion.

“We switched to polycarbonate earlier this year,” says Chris Buzzell, process engineer at Cooper Wiring Devices. “By using this material and the injection molding process, we’re able to reduce cycle times and eliminate the secondary operations required to remove flash.”

The wall plates’ high-gloss finish is resistant to soil adherence and cleans easily compared with other material surfaces. The products are UL listed and CSA certified.

Bayer Polymers 800-668-2554


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