A manufacturer of aerospace electrical components needed a plastic material for a new connector. The material had to meet stringent performance requirements including:
- High dielectric strength
- 300°F operating temperature
- Compatible with aircraft fuels and lubricants
- Tough and durable
- Meets UL 94 V0 and FAR 25.853 flammability specifications
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The electrical engineer who was designing the part contacted Curbell online by filling out an Ask a Plastics Expert form. Curbell’s local sales representative visited the company and provided technical information as well as machined sample parts made from several different polymers. Working with Curbell, the customer was able to find the correct material for their application.
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