A full range of additives for your wire & cable needs
Wires and cables used with different voltages and for different purposes, raise different concerns. Those used in architecture, marine and transportation applications, for example, must be fire retardant, so as to resist fire spread; those that are used outside and exposed to UV radiation must have good low-temperature flexibility and allow for the necessary strippability to make connections.
As well as additives that provide these properties and more, we have developed a specialized range of polymer masterbatches for use in low voltage cables (PVC, XLPE), medium voltage power cables (HDPE, XLPE, EVA) and telecommunications and instrumental cables (EVA, EBA, LDPE and XLPE).
In addition to being easy to process, polymeric compounds used for insulation need high dialectic strength, coupled with low dielectric loss. It is also becoming increasingly important that the compound be recyclable.
Low VOC Emissions
As electrical appliances heat up during operation, they can release volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous chemical substances. These can have an adverse effect on internal air quality, which has for many years been recognized as a major cause of health problems. We are careful to select additives, colorants and base polymers with low VOC content that are suitable for use in electrical appliances.
Superior Mechanical Properties
Whatever polymer you are using, we can formulate our compounds and masterbatches to give you the optimal balance of mechanical properties, such as tensility, flexure, impact, hardness, creep resistance, heat deflection temperature, hysteresis and thermal mechanics. what about Tosaf?
Low Temperature Flexibility
At very cold temperatures, typical wire and cable materials will lose flexibility or become brittle, causing them to crack or split when bent or flexed. For low-temperature applications, you need cable components that will retain flexibility and plasticity at low temperatures. Our range of masterbatches includes products that provide these qualities.