SHANGHAI—Clariant has released a line of warning orange low-halogen controlled pigments for coloring high voltage components of electric and hybrid vehicles.
The pigments display a strong orange shade for automotive charging cables, connectors, sockets and switches without any noticeable impairment of electrical properties. Clariant said orange has become the critical color coding for identifying high voltage systems, as recommended by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association.
The pigments conform to the new European regulation for halogen-free electric vehicle charging cables.
For electric vehicle charging cables, Clariant said its PV Fast Orange H2GL-LHC—a strong, pure mid-shade orange pigment with high heat and chemical stability—makes it suitable for commonly used thermoplastic elastomers.
For electric vehicle charging systems, PV Fast Orange 6RL-LHC, a reddish orange pigment, is ideal for identifying high voltage in electric vehicle charging systems such as connectors, sockets and MD switches. Clariant said it has high heat and chemical stability, making it suitable for coloring engineering polymers.
More information about these and other Clariant products and services can be found at clariant.com/plastics.