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SABIC's Lexan FXD Resin Used in OSRAM CFLs

SABIC's Lexan FXD Resin Used in OSRAM CFLs

SABIC Innovative Plastics is playing a critical role in the conversion of incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) as global requirements for energy-efficient alternatives continue to tighten. The most recent example is the company's high-tech Lexan* FXD polycarbonate (PC) resin, a technology chosen by OSRAM, a leading global lighting manufacturer, to mold its new line of high-end, retrofit CFL candle bulbs, called the DuluxstarA(R) Mini Candle. OSRAM selected Lexan FXD PC resin for the new bulbs - which offer a much longer life and up to 80 percent lower energy consumption than conventional incandescent versions - for its outstanding performance, aesthetics and safety.

With a new color formulation, Lexan FXD resin met OSRAM's requirements for the candle bulb:

  • High-impact resistance to avoid breakage.
  • Excellent light transmission for optimal brightness.
  • Translucence to hide internal components and provide a soft, flattering effect.
  • Maximum light scattering capability.
  • Compliance with Glow Wire Ignition and ball pressure tests.
  • UL94 V2 rating up to 1.2 mm.
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