Furukawa Showcases MCPET with New Solutions in Thermoforming and UniBrite Technologies at Lightfair International 2010
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TOKYO--(Business Wire)-- Furukawa Electric (TOKYO:5801)(ISIN:JP3827200001), one of the leading companies in the global lighting industry, will participate in Lightfair International 2010 (Booth #2835) tradeshow held in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 12 to 14. Of all our exhibits that are displayed at our booth, we are proud to present the high quality MCPET (Microcellular PET reflective sheet technology) in new thermoform shapes, including the unique OptoDesign UniBrite technology. We successfully reduced production cost and significantly improved light output by introducing the thermoform capability and OptoDesign UniBrite technology for LED applications. Furukawa is qualified for and have capabilities of mass producing MCPET. Furukawa focuses on the color and thermal benefits of MCPET. MCPET, thermoformed into complex shapes, is proven as an excellent/certified component of backlight LCD TV systems, fluorescent and LED signage, and progressive LED designs, which brings brighter, more homogenous, and optimal light efficiency. By using MCPET, the increased illumination intensity between lamps produces more balanced lighting effect. It also significantly reduces the consumption of power and visible striping in signage displays. Traditionally, metallic reflection panels absorb red light, which changes the color of the reflected light to a darker or bluer tint. In contrast, the white MCPET sheets reflects light in the visible light range from 400 nanometer (nm) to 700 nm. The sheet, which is capable of reflecting blue and red light almost equally, enables us to produce uniform bright sign panels. By using MCPET optimal reflectivity and overall diffused reflectance become a key factor in improving light efficiency. Conventionally, metallic reflectors achieve limited diffused reflectance ratio and restrict the total light reflecting to a single direction. On the other hand, the 1 millimeter (mm)thick foamed MCPET consist of extra fine cell diameters of 10 microns or less, yields 99% reflectivity and 96% diffused reflectance. Furukawa's MCPET (RB grade) is certified UL94-HBF and fully compliant with the RoHS Directive. The material is environment friendly and fully recyclable. By using MCPET, we support Green Initiative projects. In North and South America, American Furukawa, Inc (AFI) coordinates sales and distribution of MCPET reflective light sheets. We look forward to your visit at our Booth #2835 in May in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, please visit http://www.furukawa.co.jp/foam/english/mcpet/index.htm About Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., is a $10 billion global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of electronic components, power cables, nonferrous metals, and other advanced technology products. Furukawa has been manufacturing leading edge products for more than 100 years and continues to serve our customers with industry-leading technology in the 21st century. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=6263617&lang=en Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. Masahito Ito, +81-3-3286-3458 MCPET Sales Department firstname.lastname@example.org or American Furukawa, Inc. Francine Rios, 1-734-446-2295 Specialty Sales email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2010