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Wires and cables  

Add durability to wire and cable insulation and jacketing with Jayflex™ plasticizers.

Deciding which plasticizer or plasticizer blend to use is one of the most critical factors in generating a wire and cable formulation that supports low-temperature performance and the retention of tensile properties after oven aging.

Applications and benefits

Jayflex plasticizers contribute to the effectiveness of PVC as an insulating and sheathing material, providing durability and resistance to heat aging conditions. Common applications include:

  • Building wire
  • Power cables
  • Appliance wiring
  • Communications wiring
  • Personal electronics
  • Automotive wiring

Product solutions

Jayflex plasticizers offer excellent physical properties for use in both primary insulation and jacketing cable layers. Plasticizers recommended for wire and cable applications can be selected from the following grade families:

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    Linear plasticizers

    Jayflex™ linear plasticizers are used to prepare a series of premium flexible PVC products, where the performance requirements cannot be met with branched plasticizers.

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    Trimellitate plasticizers

    Jayflex™ trimellitate plasticizers are used in wire and cable applications that require resistance to very high temperatures over long durations, and in automobile interiors.

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    Adipate plasticizers

    Jayflex™ adipate plasticizers can be used as a primary plasticizer but, more typically, are used in blends with general-purpose phthalates to improve low temperature properties.

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