PP challenges engineering plastics in real-life E/E applications


Often when specifying a particular grade for use in a redesigned or upgraded product, it comes down to the question of "What did you use last time?" Needless to say, this may not be the best choice according to Mark Lewis, general manager at Perrite (Johor, Malaysia), a division of Vita Thermoplastic Compounds Malaysia.

Speaking at the recent 3rd International Conference for South & Southeast Asia on Innovations in High Performance Engineering Plastics in Singapore, Lewis added that resin selection often takes a back seat among the 100 other things that the designer needs to address. Cost can also be the starting point, while the compliance and safety department can be over-influential, and there are also existing relationships with suppliers that may influence the final decision....
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