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Catalog Number 2016.001.047
Description Raychem/ Tyco Electronics Coaster, 2007. Clear plastic coaster from Tyco Electronic's 50th anniversary. Coaster is a square with slightly rounded sides. Coaster is curved. Molded onto the back of the coaster are four half circles which serve as legs. On the front in the center, the plastic has an indented circle. A white, circular piece of paper sits in the indentation covered by the clear plastic on both sides. The white is yellowing. Both sides of the white circle have text in gray, blue, red and orange ink. The coaster is in a plastic bag. The main portion of the bag is a clear square. The square is sealed at the top and attached to a white rectangle. The white rectangle has an oblong cut out for hanging on a peg.
Object Name Coaster
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title Raychem/ Tyco Electronics Coaster, 2007
Date 2007
Creator Tyco Electronics, Ltd., Menlo Park
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "50" (printed in gray on top front); "Tyco Electronics / Our commitment. Your advantage. / Tyco Electronics / Celebrates / 50 Years of Innovation" (printed center in blue ink); "Raychem" (printed in red at the bottom); "Shareholders Customers Employees Community" (printed in blue around bottom edge); "50" (printed in gray at top of back of white paper); "Tyco Electronics" (printed in blue towards top); "2007 / 1999 / 1957" (printed in white on arrow); "Raychem" (printed in red at bottom); "Accountability Teamwork Integrity Innovation" (printed in blue along bottom edge)
Notes "TE Connectivity Ltd. designs and manufactures connectivity and sensor solutions for a variety of industries including automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, oil and gas, consumer electronics, energy and subsea communications...On June 29,2007, Tyco International was split and Tyco Electronics Ltd., along with Covidien, became separate, independently traded public companies. On March 10, 2011, Tyco Electronics Ltd. changed its name to TE Connectivity."
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TE_Connectivity 2/3/2016]

"Raychem was founded on January 1, 1957. It grew rapidly by creating proprietary new products based on Radiation processing of polymers to meet critical and difficult industry needs for electrical circuit integrity in harsh environments. Included in these initial products were irradiated wire insulation and heat shrinkable tubing. Markets included Aerospace, Military, Automotive, Telecommunications and Electrical Power Generation markets.
"In 1968, Raychem acquired Chemelex leading Raychem to extend its radiation polymer processing technology to polymers filled with conductive carbon creating a family of "Self Limiting Heaters". This technology was further extended to produce resettable switches forming the enabling technology for the "Polyswitch" Division.
"As Raychem grew into a world class Material Science Company, additional technologies explored, developed and taken to market were Heat Recoverable Metals, Piezoelectric Materials (Elographics), Silicone Gels (Geltek) and Liquid Crystals (Taliq).
"Each year, Raychem devoted between 8 and 10 percent of sales into Research and Development resulting in thousands of new products based on the technologies listed above. Research and Product Development labaratories, in addition to Menlo Park and Redwood City were established in Swindon, UK, Kessel-Lo, Belgium, Ottobrunn, Germany, Pontois, France and Japan.
"Manning these laboratories were an extremely creative and talented group of scientists and engineers who found innovative ways to use technologies to create new products."
[http://blog.heatshrinksleeves.com/2015/09/raychem-history.html 12/31/2015]
Dimensions H-0.5 W-4.25 inches
Dimension Details In plastic bag.
Search Terms Celebration
Commemorative
Memorabilia
Menlo Park
Raychem
Souvenir
Tyco Electronics
Subjects Anniversaries
Beverages
Celebrations
Commemoration
Memorabilia
Souvenirs