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PolyOne Corp.'s PolyOne Colorant Chromatics has unveiled a chemical foaming solution for fluoropolymer wire insulation that can reduce part density while enhancing the stability and efficiency of the manufacturing process.
This advanced additive also enables customers to preserve electrical properties while reducing insulation thickness and raw material consumption through a consistent closed cell structure, PolyOne said.
According to the company, benefits include:
• Foaming performance: maximum gas generation resulting from no premature foaming enables greater process control;
• Tight tolerances: enhanced dispersion of active foaming ingredients produces a consistent cell structure of 200 micron or less—insulation thickness and density are reduced without adversely effecting electrical, chemical or thermal properties; and
• Thermalstability: heat resistance from 340-380°C supports effective homogenization of the foaming agent with high-performance polymers.
PolyOne said these new chemical foaming solutions for fluoropolymer wire insulation are suitable for FEP, PFA and MFA polymers and are available globally.
For more information, visit www.polyone.com/news.