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Renewably sourced wire jackets can take the heat

You knew it was coming: renewably sourced polymers have broken into the wire and cable industry.


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November 1, 2010 by Canadian Plastics



You knew it was coming: renewably sourced polymers have broken into the wire and cable industry.

DuPont Performance Polymers’s Zytel renewably sourced nylon resins and Hytrel thermoplastic polyester elastomer renewably sourced resins are now available and ready for use in products for either insulation and/or jacketing applications, as well as for straight or coiled cables.

“Beyond those materials already supplied to the wire and cable industry, we are continuously developing new materials to meet new and more demanding requirements in terms of temperature and chemical resistance, coupled with good mechanical performance and high extrusion speeds while reducing our environmental footprint,” said Jean-Maurice Griffon, wire and cable global marketing manager at DuPont Performance Polymers.

Offering enhanced elastic memory recovery over a wide temperature range, the Zytel and Hytrel renewably sourced materials can be tailored to meet a variety of wire and cable applications, Griffon continued, in industries as wide-ranging as automotive, transportation, robotics and appliances.

“In addition to material supply, DuPont provides assistance for its customers in terms of material selection, process optimization and documentation related to specific end-use requirements,” he added.

E.I. DuPont Company (Mississauga, Ont.);

www.plastics.dupont.com;905-821-5193