Celebrating 40 years of self-regulating technology

Celedrating 40 years of Raychem Technology and Innovation
 

THE BEGINNING

Founder of Raychem, Paul Cook, graduated from MIT University (USA) with a degree in chemical engineering in 1947. He joined the Stanford Research Institute started to work on radiation chemistry, and how it could be used to develop new polymeric materials.

SKI-WAX TO HEATING PAPER

In the early 50s a bright scientist / skier, BobJohansson, made a unique discovery that revolutionized home and industrial heating. His search for an ideal ski-wax, incredibly led to the development of a 'magic' heating paper.

RAYCHEM IS BORN

In March 1957, Cook founded Irradiated Products Inc and renamed it in 1960 to Raychem. The key to success was radiation crosslinking. This led to the creation of high-performance products such as heat-shrinkable tubing.

CHEMELEX

In 1957 Chemelex Inc was founded in New York, and began producing Cellotherm, a parallel-circuit heating paper for residential applications.

   
   

SELF-REG TECHNOLOGY

In 1969 Raychem acquires Chemelex and two revolutionary technologies united.

This led to the first polymeric self-regulating heating cable for industrial use,called Auto-Trace. In 1974 it became widely commercialized for trace heating of pipelines and storage vessels.

RAYCHEM TODAY

In 2014, we celebrate 40 years of Raychem self-regulating heat-tracing technology. Since 2012 Raychem is a leading brand of Pentair, and today it is still recognized as a true leader in electric heat-tracing solutions.

   

Celebrating 40 years of self-regulating technology

To celebrate 40 years of Raychem self-regulating heat-tracing, we're joining the world premiere of the Formula E racing championship with a never-before-seen campaign.

You can be part in this unique electric racing event by joining our online game that runs for the duration of the first 9 races and you'll have the chance to win great prizes.

     
  WHAT?
Connect with your team, customers and prospects in our unique global online racing game based on the new Formula E electric racing championship.


WHAT IS FORMULA E (FE)?
FE is the world's first official electric racing championship: like F1, but with fully electric racing cars that go up to 225 km/h.
  WHY?
It's a great way to celebrate 40 years of self-regulating technology with Raychem fans around the world. And there are fantastic prizes to be won with every race.
Join us now!
 
     
         
fully electric racing cars // first season ever, world premiere //
10 races all over the world // 10 major host cities //
races on city streets // 10 teams, 20 drivers // September 2014 - June 2015
  RACE CALENDAR  
  01. BEJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
02. PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA - NOVEMBER 22, 2014
03. PUNTA DEL ESTE - DECEMBER 13, 2014
04. BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - JANUARY 10, 2015
05. TO BE ANNOUNCED 2015
06. MIAMI, USA - MARCH 14, 2015
07. LONG BEACH, USA - APRIL 4, 2015
08. MONTE CARLO, MONACO - MAY 9, 2015
09. BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2015
10. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 27, 2015
 
       
       
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