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The building and construction industry needs to balance a number of trends, including higher performance, increased durability, improved safety, better aesthetics, reduced maintenance, greater energy efficiency, reduced material use and waste, and lower costs.

To meet this challenge we have developed a range of polymers, rubbers, plasticizers and resins to manufacture and protect electrical components while delivering the highest levels of performance and reliability in severe operating conditions.

Applications and benefits

Escorene™ Ultra EVA copolymers add flexibility, toughness, HFFR and the ability to accept high filler levels.

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Escorene™ Ultra EVA copolymers, ExxonMobil™ LLDPE and ExxonMobil™ LDPE resins, Exact™ plastomers and Exxelor™ polymer resins for protection against fire.

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Vistalon™ EPDM rubber offers enhanced flexibility, ozone resistance and inherent water-treeing resistance for long service life.

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Santoprene™ TPVs provide flexibility and high performance in low-voltage insulation, jacketing and electrical connectors. Exact™ plastomers can be used to modify Vistalon™ EPDM and XLPE compounds and blend well with Escorene™ Ultra EVA formulations for halogen-free applications. Jayflex™ plasticizers contribute to the effectiveness of PVC as an insulating and sheathing material.

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Santoprene™ TPVs offer excellent flexibility, durability, and good resistance to flex fatigue and staining in extreme temperatures; Exact™ plastomers contribute outstanding flexibility to EVA in halogen-free applications and are a good blend partner with a variety of compounds. Vistamaxx™ performance polymers are a good option for highly flexible electrical applications with halogen-free requirements. Jayflex™ plasticizers contribute to the effectiveness of PVC as an insulating and sheathing material.

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Santoprene™ TPVs, Vistalon™ EPDM rubber, Vistamaxx™ performance polymers, Exact™ plastomers and Escorene™ Ultra EVA copolymers are used to build and protect electrical components while delivering the highest levels of performance and reliability in severe operating conditions.

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Escorene™ Ultra EVA copolymers provide photovoltaic cells with a protective adhesive layer between the electronic components and glass.

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Fiber optic cable gel filling compounds, along with tough cable casings and internal supports, are among the critical ingredients that create a secure environment to protect fiber optic threads from temperature extremes and moisture. SpectraSyn™ Hi Vis PAO, SpectraSyn Elite™ mPAO and SpectraSyn™ Lo Vis PAO perform exceptionally well in fiber optic cable gel applications.

SpectraSyn PAO, with their well-defined molecular weights and structures, can be used to make filling compounds with various additives that remain integral (no separation) at extreme temperatures and are compatible with many types of polymers used in cable fabrication.

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    EVA copolymers

    Escorene™ ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers are used in extrusion film processes for applications including packaging, surface protection and greenhouse covers – and in photovoltaic cell encapsulation.

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    LLDPE

    ExxonMobil™ and ExxonMobil™ NTX linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) resins offer an optimal balance of toughness and stiffness.

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    LDPE

    ExxonMobil™ low-density polyethylene (LDPE) resins range from 0.919 to 0.928 g/cm3.

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    Plastomers

    Alpha olefin copolymers for flexible packaging, molded/extruded products and foaming compounds.

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    Exxelor™ polymers

    Exxelor™ polymer resins are used to enhance the performance of a variety of engineering thermoplastics and other technical polymers.

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    DINP plasticizer

    Jayflex™ DINP plasticizer is the largest-volume and preferred general-purpose high-molecular-weight plasticizer for PVC, providing the opportunity for cost savings with a good balance of properties.

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    EPDM rubber

    Vistalon™ ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) rubber is used in a wide variety of applications, offering processing and finished product performance beyond the capabilities of natural and general-purpose synthetic rubbers.

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    TPV

    Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) are dependable polymers for flexible engineered parts that require long-term performance.

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    High viscosity polyalphaolefins

    SpectraSyn™ Hi Vis PAO is used to increase base stock viscosity and upgrade lubricant quality with blend components especially suited for industrial oils requiring high stability under harsh operating conditions.

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    High-performance metallocene polyalphaolefin

    SpectraSyn Elite™ metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) base stock is a high-performance, high-viscosity (Hi Vis) polyalphaolefin (PAO) available in three grades – 300, 150 and 65 cSt at 100°C.

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    Low viscosity polyalphaolefins

    SpectraSyn™ Low Vis PAO is used for upgrading mineral oil base stocks and creating a variety of synthetic and synthetic-blend lubricants.

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    Enhanced wire and cable applications

    Jayflex™ DINP offers the balance of processability and performance required for your wire and cable applications.

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    Vistalon™ 722 EPDM rubber for excellent processability and flexibility

    Vistalon 722 EPDM rubber offers excellent electrical properties and can provide excellent processability of the polymer and cable compound, enhanced cable flexibility and low-temperature performance.

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