March 21, 2016 - 10:02 AM EDT
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Mersen Launches New Global Surge Protection Organization & North American Surge Protection Product Line

New Surge-Trap® Series based on patented thermal protection technology

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Electrical Power and Advanced Materials leader Mersen today launched the Surge-Trap® product line for North America, marking another key milestone for its recently formed global surge protection organization. The new organization is part of the strategy to expand the presence of Mersen's electrical segment in the overvoltage protection market.  Until now, Mersen was primarily a component supplier supplying Mersen's innovative TPMOV® (Thermally Protected Metal Oxide Varistor) technology, delivering the best available, highly reliable performance in the industry.

New Mersen Surge-Trap Series is based on patented thermal protection technology

Mersen's first new product launch in North America is the Surge-Trap NEMA Type 1 surge protective device series. The new Surge-Trap line includes six surge protection products designed and manufactured by Mersen with the latest materials, layouts and components, including the industry leading TPMOV Technology. All are NEMA devices for ANSI/UL 1449 Type 1 and 2 applications, indoor and outdoor use, and provide UL96A lightning protection plus a variety of other features and benefits to meet clients' needs. To aid partners offering Mersen products, the company designed an intuitive cataloging system and partner portal that makes it easy to compare features and quickly find the right product for customers.

According to Gabriel Ledru, VP Product Line, Surge Protection, "With this new range of products, Mersen has transformed its business model in the UL/CSA markets to provide complete solutions and strengthened our position as a leader in electrical safety at all industry levels, from industrial manufacturing and commercial construction, to residential building and HVAC with a wide range of choices for easy installation, options, and varying surge capacities."

The Surge-Trap product series is available immediately.

About Mersen

Global expert in Electrical Power and Advanced Materials, Mersen designs innovative solutions to address its clients' specific needs to enable them to optimize their manufacturing process in sectors such as energy, transportation, electronics, chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries. Mersen Electrical Power provides a comprehensive line of current-limiting fuses (low voltage, general purpose, medium voltage, semiconductor, miniature and glass, and special purpose) and accessories, fuse blocks and holders, power distribution blocks, low voltage disconnect switches, surge protective devices, high power switches, heatsinks, laminated bus bars, and more. For more information, call 978-462-6662 or visit

Press Contact 
Karen Schmuch 
Global Marcom - Marketing Communications Manager, North America 
[email protected] | (978) 465-4919

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