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March 2014

Polyurethane Composites Lighten Photovoltaic Mobile Electric Generator

In the event of a disaster or need for power at a remote location, the Sun Commander® Series 8000 can be deployed in under an hour, pulled behind a standard 3/4-ton pick-up truck to the site.

When a strong storm, natural disaster or even manmade event strikes, homes and businesses often lose electricity. While restoring power is always a top priority, the length of a power outage sometimes extends beyond just a few hours to days or even weeks. To help address this problem, Day & Night Solar’s (DNS) Sun Commander® Series 8000, a solar photovoltaic (PV) mobile electric generator with on-grid and off-grid capabilities, can provide power before, during and after an outage. The frame of this innovative solar solution is formed from polyurethane composites via pultrusion, a continuous, costefficient process, using a polyurethane system that features renewable raw materials. This pultruded polyurethane composite enabled DNS to reduce the weight of the Sun Commander Series 8000 by ½ ton.

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Thermoplastic Multi-Stranded Composite Core Outperforms Aluminum in Utility Transmission Conductor

See why North America’s largest wire and cable producer selected thermoplastics over aluminum for its new overhead conductor.

Learn about all the advantages here.


Technical Advisory: Polyetherimide (PEI)

PEI is an amorphous engineering thermoplastic characterized by high heat resistance, high strength and modulus, as well as excellent electrical insulating properties, which are stable over wide ranges of temperature and frequency. PEI is used in high-voltage circuit-breaker housings, jet engine components, microwave applications, under-the-hood automotive components and more.

Click here to learn more about plastics from IAPD’s Introduction to Plastics, a manual about the behavior and properties of plastic materials.


You’ve Got the Power ... with Plastics

There’s a plastic to meet every standard and use for electrical applications. The next time you need a stable, impact-resistant, easy-to-process, safe material, think plastics.

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