Teknor Apex has announced that its two Flexalloy PVC elastomer compounds have offered commercial options to producers of charger cable for use in electric vehicles. These alternatives are more cost-effective when compared to other elastomeric compounds in jacketing and insulation. The products will be launched by the company at Wire China.
Flexalloy 89504-90, which is a 90 Shore A formulation for use in insulation, and Flexalloy 9610-78 having Shore A hardness of 78 for use in jacketing, are the new compounds from Teknor. The brittle points of these two materials are -46ºC and -38ºC, respectively. Maximum continuous operating temperature for both materials is 105ºC.
According to Teknor Apex’s wire and cable industry manager for the Vinyl Division, Mike Patel, ultra-high molecular weight PVC resin forms the basis of the Flexalloy compounds, which demonstrate abrasion resistance, enhanced toughness and low temperature properties. These compounds is resistant to compression set and offer elastomeric resilience. Processing of these compounds can be carried out on typical PVC equipment.
Patel added that the two new Flexalloy products were specifically developed to fulfill the demands of UL Type EVE for rough end use performance and high production. These two compounds serve as a cost-effective options for premium-priced elastomers like TPUs.