Stamped parts from Formex and Statex filmsMüller Ahlhorn
Ahlhorn | 26.01.2011
Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH has expanded its range of materials to include Formex and Statex films from ITW Formex.
Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH, a leading converter of electrical insulation materials, heat conducting products, gaskets and technical films, has extended its range of materials to include Formex and Statex films from ITW Formex.
FORMEX is a flame retardant material with a relatively low specific weight. It is used to replace various insulating materials made of plastic films or laminates. Three-dimensional parts can be produced very easily by folding and bending.
All FORMEX materials are self-extinguishing according to UL 94 V-0 (VTM-0 for thinner materials) and are UL listed under the number E121855.
The material is suitable for use in devices that must comply with UL 746C.
The standard types FORMEX-GK are available in thicknesses from 0.127 mm to 3.2 mm. They are temperature resistant in a range from 40°C to 115°C. All types of Formex films meet the EU requirements of RoHS and WEEE.
High dielectric strength (e.g. 24.8 kV at 0.43 mm material thickness) and low moisture absorption result in high-quality, dimensionally stable insulation for a wide range of applications in the electrical and electronics sector and in power distribution.
FORMEX materials are easier to process than other flame retardant materials. They are very suitable for constructions with folded or bent edges, also in self-adhesive design. This makes it possible to produce a wide range of three-dimensional parts, which can often replace heavier metal constructions or expensive injection moulded parts at low cost.
Formex for Computer technology, monitors, printers, peripherals, consumer electronics
- laminated together with metal foil as EMC/EMI shielding
- in black design additionally as light-proof cover of housing slots
- Isolation between motherboard and metal housing
- Isolation between expansion cards
- Printed with connection instructions
Formex for Lighting
various applications as insulation stampings in emergency lighting, signs and street lighting
Formex for Washing machines, refrigerators, dryers etc.
- as protective film for electronics
- as protection against accidental contact with live parts
- as barrier film against water vapour
- as splash guard
Formex in electricity distribution
Insulation in devices such as overcurrent switches, consumption meters, switch cabinets, measuring instruments and switch housings
Used as insulation between ground and operating voltage.
Formex for Bus Bar applications
Application as insulation between live parts,
to cover unused connections.
FORMEX qualities are available under the name STATEX, which are equipped antistatically on one side and are used for example in ESD applications.