Ticona has introduced a line of flame-retardant polybutylene teraphthalate (PBT) materials with improved performance and processing characteristics. Called Celanex 14 Series, this line includes two unfilled and three glass-fiber-reinforced grades. The materials target a variety of electrical applications but especially thin-walled components. The 30% glass-filled grade, for instance, meets the UL-94-V0 specification at wall thicknesses down to just 0.39 mm. Check out www.ticona-us.com.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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