Notification

Please be advised that due to the large number of orders, the delivery time is extended in the worst cases to 7 business days. We will keep you updated on all orders that will be processed longer.



Materials

Quality

Our professional line enclosures are manufactured from ABS or PC materials as a standard.

ABS is a scratch-resistant material which is safe in use and non-toxic. This material has excellent thermal insulation properties. It is perfect for all universal, hermetic, or DIN rail enclosures.

Polycarbonate is used when the resistance requirements (e.g., to sun rays) are higher. At Kradex, this material is used in the manufacture of ZP series hermetic enclosures. It has high transparency features thanks to which it is ideal for enclosures requiring the use of such lid.

Kradex also uses PS material for its economic products line, which offers a very competitive price. These enclosures are used when higher material parameters are not required. PS is characterised by lower resistance and flexibility.

For a more detailed material comparison, see the table below.

Certificates

We take care of the quality of our products, which starts with material quality.

We work only with proven suppliers who provide the appropriate level required by Kradex, as certified.

Material used for catalogue products
ABS ABS V0 ASA (ABS family) PC PS
Price Average Average High High Low
Available colours BLACK, RAL 9005/LIGHT GRAY, RAL 7035/TRANSPARENT/WHITE, from RAL 9003 to RAL 9016 BLACK, RAL 9005/LIGHT GRAY, RAL 7035 ASK ABOUT AVAILABILITY LIGHT GRAY, RAL7035/TRANSPARENT BLACK, RAL 9005/LIGHT GRAY, RAL 7035
Main uses Universal enclosures operating close to the end user. DIN rail enclosures for control cabinets and switchgears. Enclosures exposed to heavy sunlight in countries with a lot of sunny days. Hermetic enclosures with high IP operating in hard environmental conditions. High-volume mass production of enclosures that have no contact with the user.
Manufacturer LOTTE LOTTE LOTTE LOTTE KUMHO PETROCHEMICAL
Thermal resistance from -40⁰C to 80⁰C from -40⁰C to 75⁰C from -40⁰C to 80⁰C from -100⁰C to 130⁰C from -10⁰C to 85⁰C
Flammability class HB V0 HB V2 HB
Resistance to UV sunlight Average Average Very high High Low
Certificate for contact with human skin and food + + + + +
ROHS, ROHS II, and ROHS III Certificate + + + + -
REACH Certificate + + + + +
Resistance:
ABS ABS V0 ASA (ABS family) PC PS
Impact resistance (IK) Average Average Average High Low
Sea salt water Average Average Average High Low
Neutral salts Average Average Average High High
Acids in high concentration Low Low Low Average Low
Acids in low concentration High High High High High
Bases in high concentration Low Low Low Low Low
Bases in low concentration High High High Average High
Petroleum Low Low Low Average Low
Hydraulic oil High High High High High
Alcohols Average Average Average High Average
Solvents Low Low Low Low Low
Refrigerating fluids High High High Average High

NOTES:

1. ASA material is only available on special request.

2. We can produce enclosures in any colour available on the market from standard ABS on special request. For other materials, it is the choice of dye after prior consultation and testing.

3. After prior consultation, we can produce enclosures from a different material than those mentioned above, with a specified minimum quantity.

 

The material from which we manufacture our enclosures:
ABS ABS V0 ASA (ABS family) PC PS
Economic Series enclosures - - - - +
Professional Series enclosures + - - - -
DIN Series enclosures - + - - +
ZD DIN Series enclosures - + - - -
Z Hermetic enclosures + - - - +
ZP Hermetic enclosures + - - + -