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COMPREHENSIVE SUITE OF COMPOUNDS FOR 5G INFRASTRUCTURE MEETS REQUIREMENTS OF ALL COMPONENTS IN NEW ANTENNA CABLES

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Apex® PVC, Flexalloy® PVC Elastomer, and Halguard® Halogen-Free Compounds from Teknor Apex Help Meet Carriers’ Demand for Control / Fiber Optic Cable Constructions

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., January 10, 2020: At Wire 2020, Teknor Apex Company will feature a full range of compounds for the emerging 5G wireless infrastructure (Hall 9, Stand E-6-01).

The company has developed Apex® PVC, Flexalloy® PVC elastomer, and Halguard® halogen-free low-smoke compounds for every component in the complex antenna cables required for the new infrastructure.

“With the advent of 5G, the wireless antenna market is evolving away from large coaxial cables and toward composite constructions incorporating control and fiber optic cables,” said David Braun, wire and cable industry manager for the Vinyl Division. “These new constructions meet the needs of wireless telecom carriers, who are seeking to add new spectrum bands while lowering operating costs.”

Compounds are available from Teknor Apex for these 5G antenna cable applications:

---Buffers for high-speed data fibers at the core of the cable;

---Jackets for the multi-fiber core;

---Jackets for the bundles of 600-volt control cable surrounding the core; and

---Sheathing for the entire construction.

Mr. Braun noted that the suite of compounds offered by Teknor Apex for these applications include variations that meet different specifications from each wireless carrier: “We offer specialty formulations for oil-resistance, UV-resistance, low- and high-temperature environments, and wet- and dry-rated insulations. Many Halguard non-halogenated low-smoke alternatives to PVC are available, including a stress crack-resistant compound for jacketing over corrugated metal armor.”

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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.