Two new Apex® PVC compounds from Teknor Apex Company withstand harsh conditions in windturbine and other outdoor control and power cable applications.
Apex 70001 and 70002 jacketing compounds exhibit low brittle points of -46 and -56°C,respectively, pass stringent tests for oil resistance, and meet appropriate UL and CSA standards for flame performance.
"The low-temperature flexibility of Apex 70001 and 70002 compounds provide the cold-bend and low-temperature impact performance required in wind turbine nacelle applications in extremely cold environments," said Mike Patel, Wire and Cable Industry Manager, Teknor Apex Company. "Their durability under extremely harsh conditions enables cable manufacturers to supply the growing market for alternate energy sources like wind power."
The Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex Company is a manufacturer of compounds based on PVC, including Apex flexible vinyl, Flexalloy vinyl elastomers, 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.