Schneider Electric Selects DuPont™ Zytel® for Development of Smart Housing in High Current Connected Air Circuit Breaker

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The application of Zytel® illustrates DuPont’s ability to provide cutting-edge materials for smart devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), and create innovative solutions to customers’ challenges.

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The current launch is a hallmark reference, where DuPont helped us to find the right material needed for the Masterpact MTZ.

DuPont is pleased to announce that Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, has selected DuPont™ Zytel® for the creation of a high dielectric strength housing for the high precision current (A) sensor in its new connected Masterpact MTZ circuit breaker. The application of Zytel® illustrates DuPont’s ability to provide cutting-edge materials for smart devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), and create innovative solutions to customers’ challenges.

This new halogen-free and UL certified self-extinguishable grade, Zytel® FR95G25V0NH, meets Schneider Electric’s key requirements and exhibits outstanding performance over a long period of time. Furthermore, the use of Zytel® has resulted in a step change performance improvement of the high precision current sensor in Schneider Electric’s air circuit breaker. The Class II or Double Insulated current sensor secures Class II circuit breaker as per International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL) standards, made possible with Zytel®. DuPont and Schneider Electric worked together on developing this solution, which combines laser-weldability with long term aging performance (over 20 years).

DuPont’s partnership with Schneider Electric goes back more than 25 years. “With customers looking at us for the latest market innovations, over the years our collaboration with DuPont has enabled us to provide our clients with numerous state of the art solutions. The current launch is a hallmark reference, where DuPont helped us to find the right material needed for the Masterpact MTZ,” says Michel Rapeaux, Low Voltage Breaking and Material Expert at Schneider Electric.

According to Antonio Nerone, Development Program Manager at DuPont, “DuPont is constantly contributing to these technically exciting challenges and is eager to respond to the increasing demand for intelligent housing.”

DuPont will be present at the 2017 edition of the Fakuma International trade fair for plastics processing, which takes place at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre from 17 to 21 October 2017. To learn more about DuPont’s performance materials offerings, go to http://www.plastics.dupont.com.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division

DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at http://www.dow-dupont.com.

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