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Electrical Insulating Resins Group


The Electrical Insulating Resins Group members are electrical resins manufacturers, working cooperatively to develop, publish, and maintain construction-based standards and advocating technical positions that are in the best interest of the industry and users of its products throughout North America and the world.

Markets for electrical resins include insulation systems for magnet wire, motors and generators, transformers, and switchgear assemblies. Electrical insulating Resins are also used in synthetic organic resins/polymers and hardeners as a thermoplastic electrical or electronic insulation.

Section members actively participate in IEC 15C WG 3 and IEC TC 15C WG 7 to ensure that all member companies are made aware of international standards information that may impact their products.

Technical work is performed as required on various industry standards such as NEMA RE-2, Electrical Insulating Varnish.

The Section is a co-sponsor of the biennial Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC)/Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding (EMCW) Exposition (the largest insulation materials industry trade show and technical forum in North America).

For additional information on attending the show or booth sales please contact Ms. Sharon Walker, EIC Managing Director, at 978-549-8136 (cell) or email to walker652@msn.com. If you have any additional questions, contact Mr. John Marcario, NEMA Insulating Materials Manager, at 703-841-3266 or email to joh_marcario@nema.org.

Scope

The product scope of the Section comprises the product scopes of its constituent Groups. Excluded from both Groups:

  • Resins and compounds used in products of the Insulating Materials and Wire and Cable Divisions as defined in the NEMA Product Scopes, and compounds containing more than 50% silicone in the resin portion, all molding and coating powders, and core-plate enamels.
    • Synthetic Organic Resin Group
      Synthetic organic resins/polymers and hardeners used as thermoset or thermoplastic electrical or electronic insulation, except for sales to manufacturers of compounded products described in the Resin Combinations Group 6-RE-2.
    • Resin Combinations Group
      Products in the Synthetic Organic Resin Group 6-RE-1 in combination with solvents, additives, fillers, reinforcing materials, and curing agents.

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Electrical Insulating Resins Group Technical Services Activity

1. Standards play a vital part in the design, production, and distribution of products destined for both national and international com­merce. Sound technical standards benefit the user, as well as the manufacturer, by improving safety, bringing about economies in product, eliminating misunderstandings between manufacturer and purchaser, and assisting the pur­chaser in selecting and obtaining the proper product for his particular need.

NEMA devotes much of its time, effort, and resources to voluntary standardization activities. Many NEMA standards are approved as American National Standards under the procedures of the American National Standards Institute.

2. Standards in the purview of the Electrical Insulating Resins section:

NEMA RE2 – Electrical Insulating Varnish

3. The section has one main technical committee that meets as needed either in person or via Web-Ex conferences.

4. The section is involved in UL 1446Systems of Insulating Materials standard activity.

5. The Electrical Insulating Resins section members are participating in IEC activities. They share the burden of supporting the IEC TC15 (Insulating materials) Secretariat as well as the IEC TC112 (Insulating systems) US Technical Advisory Group Secretariat and the Technical Advisor with several other sections in the Insulating Materials Division.

6. Members offer a workshop on the products and their applications at the Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC)/Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding (EMCW) Exposition

Technical Activities

Standards play a vital part in the design, production, and distribution of products destined for both national and international com­merce. Sound technical standards benefit the user, as well as the manufacturer, by improving safety, bringing about economies in product, eliminating misunderstandings between manufacturer and purchaser, and assisting the pur­chaser in selecting and obtaining the proper product for his particular need.

NEMA devotes much of its time, effort, and resources to voluntary standardization activities. NEMA standards are offered and recommended to become American National Standards under the procedures of the American National Standards Institute, usually under the canvass method. This decision rests with the particular subdivision or subdivisions concerned. NEMA standards are also often submitted for consideration as IEC standards components or references. It is the intent of the association to continue its support of these, and many more, activities as the best method to continue providing sound and safe electrical products for the use of all.

Government Affairs

Through NEMA, the section develops industry positions on legislative and regulatory initiatives that may affect member products, markets, and customers. NEMA's work has resulted in contributions to public policy development and in promoting competitiveness, technological progress, and public safety. On the Government Affairs homepage members can search for and e-mail federal representatives to convey opinions regarding energy policy or other issues related to the electroindustry.

NEMA Government Affairs provides specific services to its members and information in the areas of Environment, Health & Safety; Energy; and International Trade & Commerce.

Market Economics

Through NEMA, member companies are able to develop and implement tailored, industry-specific market and statistical programs that benefit participating companies. Reports may include:

  • Product orders and sales
  • Market forecasting
  • Shipments by trading areas
  • Channels of distribution
  • Financial and operating ratios
  • Wages and benefits
  • Foreign trade

The association also conducts economic analyses on the impact of legislation and regulations on member products, and monitors and reports on key industry market indicators. All programs comply with NEMA statistical confidentiality policies. For more information, please see Business & Economy.

Membership

Membership in NEMA is open to any firm actively engaged in the manufacture in North America of a product within the NEMA scope and for sale in the open market. Membership of foreign firms is subject to product section policies and NEMA Board of Governors approval.

NEMA operates on a fee-for-service basis. Each product section establishes its projects and activities and approves an annual operating budget.

 

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