LO/FR Poron(reg) urethane foams are flame-retardant to UL94 HBF and MVSS 302 and provide low outgassing levels, which enable the foams to achieve the current automotive fogging tests. The raw materials for the LO/FR Poron grades are also compliant with the existing and emerging environmental content requirements and do not require any special notification, labeling, or deviations. LO/FR Poron grades are available in different formulations. Applications in the electronics industry include PCB shock/vibration cushions, LCD gaskets, and ribbon connector pressure pads.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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