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FAQ

What is the difference between AMELAN and Polycarbonate?

The housings and elements of many of our plugs and sockets are made of the thermoplastic AMAPLAST® (PC/PA), a robust engineering grade plastic which offers good electrical insulation as well as being very strong and resistant to heat, seawater, oil and petrol. The engineering grade thermoplastic PBT (formerly AMELAN), on the other hand, is a special plastic that we offer for the housings and elements of some plugs and sockets. This plastic provides protection against chemicals and other aggressive substances such as oils, fuels, greases and alkalis. Our products with this special plastic can be used, for example, in the food and chemical industries or in refineries.