Trinseo (NYSE:TSE), the global materials solution provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, sponsored a webinar to educate Lighting OEMs on the potential pitfalls that prevent regulatory compliance on May 16.
“Lighting OEMs and designers are accustomed to designing with traditional materials such as metal and glass. These materials are inherently heat, flame and ignition resistant so there hasn’t been a need to focus attention on regulatory compliance relative to material selection,” said Trinseo’s Bill Marshall, senior account manager, Consumer Essential Markets Lighting.
“Now that the industry has increased its use of polycarbonates and thermoplastic materials, there are certain safety requirements that need to be addressed early on in an application’s design to ensure optimal speed to market and cost effective execution.”
The lighting marketplace trend to use more polycarbonates and thermoplastic materials is due to several product advantages including:
The webinar guest presenter Product Safety Consulting, Inc., a leading firm providing expert advice and testing services to secure product safety and regulatory compliance, joined Trinseo’s Bill Marshall to share their insights into challenges they have faced with global manufacturers since 1988 as they helped them achieve certification. One of these concerns is not selecting materials early enough in the design process.
Listen to the full webinar recording, Reducing the Risk of Non-Compliant Lighting Applications by Pre Selecting Plastics.
Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. We are focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers create products that touch lives every day — products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives — across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, lighting, electrical, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.7 billion in net sales in 2016, with 15 manufacturing sites around the world, and nearly 2,200 employees. For more information visit www.trinseo.com.
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