HOUSTON—Dow Chemical Co.'s Electrical and Telecommunications division has launched a new compound for the North American wire and cable industry.
Dow Endurance HFDC-4202 EC is a polyethylene compound used to make insulation for medium voltage underground cables.
Dow said the compound provides enhanced electrical performance, lower and consistent insulation shield strip force, improved heat resistance, and offers lower costs over the lifetime of the system.
The firm said prior to its commercial launch of the product, Dow conducted a comprehensive laboratory and pilot plant testing. The product also underwent the Insulated Cable Engineers Association full set of qualification tests.
Dow is a global chemical company that reported more than $58 billion in sales for 2014 with 53,000 employees. The firm said it has more than 6,000 products in its portfolio, manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries serving a variety of industries including rubber, electronics and agriculture.