Consumer wire and cable

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Santoprene™ thermoplastic elastomers (TPVs)  have the electrical and mechanical performance of thermoset rubber and are a good option for many consumer wire and cable applications. Ready-to-use, Santoprene TPVs are easy to process and easy to color.

In consumer wire and cable, Santoprene TPVs offer:

  • Excellent flexibility and feel suitable for household appliance and personal electronics use
  • Strong performance in extreme temperatures with a service rated range from -60°C to 105°C (-76°F to 221°F) for wire and cable applications per UL QMTT2.E86313
  • High-use durability with good resistance to flex fatigue and staining

Santoprene TPV grades help you lower costs of application development through compliance with standards including UL, RoHS, and WEEE.

Other elastomeric solutions
Vistamaxx™ propylene-based elastomer (PBE)  partners well in polyolefin blends  and are a good option for highly flexible electrical applications with halogen-free requirements. Exact™ plastomers  can be used to lower the cost of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) and improve flexibility of cross-linked polyethylene compounds. They also blend well with ethylene vinyl acetate for flexible, halogen-free formulations.

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