By Dr. Cameron Chai
An increased demand exists for sophisticated pipes and cables in all the sectors. Therefore, demands in production, durability standards and change in safety are the issues faced continuously by manufacturers.
The present and upcoming modern technologies will be reviewed at the Wire trade fair, which will be held from 26 to 30 March, 2012, in Dusseldorf. Arkema will display a complete range of organic peroxides and specialty resins that are designed specially for use in manufacturing electronic and electrical cables.
Arkema’s wide range of functional polyolefins will be showcased at the trade fair. These functional polyolefins are utilized in the cable production of all kinds for end-application like flame retardant cables, which are free from halogen and comply with new fire standards in high and medium voltage cables, buildings, telephone networks, cars, photovoltaics cables and telephone cables. In addition, these resins provide exceptional mechanical properties and processing features such as oil resistance, breaking and abrasion. The function of semi-conductor shield can be played by the Lotryl and Evatane copolymers, which contain carbon black additives.
The company will exhibit various types of Luperox organic peroxides that comprise precise grades of Luperox in order to crosslink the functional polyolefins and other polymers such as EPDM and LDPE. These polymers are employed in materials for assembling circuits and in high voltage cable production.