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Flexible PVC Elastomer withstands extreme cold.

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June 10, 2014 - Designed for cable jacketing, Flexalloy® 9614-73 withstands frigid outdoor and rugged industrial conditions while providing flexibility and flame performance. Elastomer is a 73 Shore A compound that is UV-stabilized and exhibits brittle point of -65°C or below. Product offers optimized weatherability, oil resistance, and tensile strength. Designed to pass CSA’s FT4 vertical flame test, Flexalloy® 9614-73 is suited for cables in wind turbines, industrial automation, robots, controls, and sensors.

Teknor Apex Co.

505 Central Ave., Pawtucket, RI, 02861, USA

Original Press Release

Flexible PVC Elastomer Exhibits Outstanding Resistance to Cold for Wind-Turbine and Rugged Outdoor and Industrial Cables

Press release date: June 2, 2014

Besides a Brittle Point of -65 °C or Lower, Flexalloy® 9614-73 Jacket Compound Provides Weatherability, Oil Resistance, Tensile Strength, and Flame Performance

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., -- A new PVC elastomer for cable jacketing withstands frigid outdoor and rugged industrial conditions while providing excellent flexibility and flame performance, it was announced today by Teknor Apex Company.

Flexalloy® 9614-73 elastomer is a 73 Shore A compound that is UV-stabilized and exhibits a brittle point of -65 °C or below. The elastomer provides flexibility, tensile strength, and oil resistance and is designed to pass the CSA’s FT4 vertical flame test. Selected property data appear in the accompanying table. A complete data sheet is available at this link: http://www2.teknorapex.com/extreme_cold_temperature_outdoor_pvc_elastomer.

Potential applications include cables for wind turbines, industrial automation, Ethernet networks, robots, controls, sensors, and other demanding uses requiring high flexibility.

“Flexalloy 9614-73 elastomer has a property profile that compares well with those of other soft, high-flexibility thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) used in cables for low-temperature and industrial applications, yet it is more cost-effective,” said Michael Roberts, Industry Manager for the Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex. “It provides cold temperature endurance similar to that of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).”

Flexalloy PVC elastomers are proprietary formulations that provide the elasticity and low-temperature toughness of TPEs, plus the many benefits of PVC, such as being inherently flame retardant.  

The VINYL DIVISION of Teknor Apex Company is a leading manufacturer of compounds based on PVC, including ApexÒ flexible and rigid vinyl, Flexalloy® vinyl elastomers, BioVinyl® compounds with bio-based plasticizers, and Fireguard® low-flame, low-smoke compounds for wire and cable.  Headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A., the Division is an international supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical device, wire and cable, and other industries. Parent company Teknor Apex operates manufacturing facilities around the world and sells in 90 countries. Six of the eight Teknor Apex business units focus on plastics compounding, including bioplastics; color concentrates; nylon; thermoplastic elastomers; toll and specialty compounds; and vinyl. Visit www.teknorapex.com.

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.

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