0 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2010 12:02 PM by J89 RSS

Leviton wall plates are available in thermoset and thermoplastic. What’s the difference?

Wayfarer

Thermoset (urea)  is a low-gloss, matte finish, rigid style plastic wallplate.

 

  • Designed for high dielectric strength and arc resistance
  • Meets or exceeds UL 514 testing requirements
  • Resistant to fading, discoloration, grease, oils, organic solvents and moisture scratches

 

Thermoplastic (nylon) is more flexible than thermoset and has a shinier, glossy finish.

 

  • Molded thermoplastic for maximum resistance to impact, abrasion, fading and discoloration
  • Resistant to mechanical stress associated with high abuse applications