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HIGH-PERFORMANCE PVC ELASTOMER INSULATION COMPOUNDS PROVIDE MULTIPLE OPTIONS FOR WIRE AND CABLE MANUFACTURERS

Welding Cable

Flexalloy® 89504-90 Compounds from Teknor Apex Provide Low-Temperature Flexibility, Oil Resistance, UL Recognition for Many Uses, and Option to Pair with Flexalloy Jackets

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., March 8, 2019: Two PVC elastomer compounds for wire and cable insulation exhibit the enhanced performance required in diverse demanding applications while providing manufacturers with new options for versatility. Teknor Apex Company will feature the compounds at Interwire 2019 (Booth 305).

As thermoplastic elastomers, Flexalloy® 89504-90 and -90FR compounds provide greater low-temperature flexibility than standard PVC and more capability to withstand repeated flexure over a long working life. Both grades have Shore A hardness ratings of 90, are UL recognized for Oil I and II as insulation, and meet the requirements of the VW1 (UL 83) flame test. The FR grade provides a greater level of flame resistance and has UL recognition for meeting the 720 hour sunlight resistance test in all colors.

“Teknor Apex received dual UL recognition for Flexalloy 89504-90 products as both “PVC” and “elastomer” compounds, enabling them to be used for all cable types within UL 62 and many wet-rated applications under UL 83,” said David Braun, wire and cable industry manager for the Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex. “In cases where these insulation compounds are matched with our extensive line of Flexalloy jacket materials, manufacturers can use Teknor Apex as a single cable compound source.”

Recommended applications for Flexalloy 89504-90 compounds include factory automation and robotics cables; control and instrumentation cables (TC, PLTC, ITC and CIC); custom appliance wires; flexible cords (UL 62), including electric vehicle charging cables; portable power cables such as those used on construction sites; stage lighting cables; and welding cables.

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About Teknor Apex. Teknor Apex Company, a privately held firm founded in 1924, is one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics. Teknor Apex produces flexible and rigid vinyl, thermoplastic elastomers, nylons, color masterbatches, specialty chemicals, and hoses. The company is headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A. and operates thirteen manufacturing facilities worldwide in the United States, Belgium, Germany, China, and Singapore. To learn more visit: www.teknorapex.com.

The Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex Company is a leading manufacturer of custom compounds, including Apex? flexible and rigid vinyl, Flexalloy? vinyl elastomers, Fireguard? low-flame, low-smoke compounds, and Halguard? low-smoke, halogen free, flame retardant compounds and elastomers. The Division is a global supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical device, wire and cable, and other industries.

READER INQUIRY INFORMATION: Address all mail inquiries to Teknor Apex, 505 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861 U.S.A. Tel: 1-401-725-8000. Tel. from U.S. only: 1-800-554-9892. Fax: 1-401-729-0166. E-mail: vinyl@teknorapex.com.