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Published on June 15, 2018

Rubber in Wire and Cable

HEXPOL offers proprietary solutions for wire and cable applications. HEXPOL is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of elastomeric compounds for insulated wire and cable. Our compounds meet demanding standards for power transmission applications, including cables, electrical insulators, and lighting arrestors, to name a few. We help you select the right elastomer and develop compounds to specification. Elastomer types include NBR, EPDM, CPE, CSM, CR, and standard silicone. Our compounds meet multiple standards, including UL, IEEE, UL Canada (formerly CSA), ISO 6722, and J200.

Over the last several decades, polymeric materials have been the primary choice for wire and cable applications. There are two general classes for cable jackets; thermoset and thermoplastics. Thermoset compounds provide a better physical strength at elevated temperature.

Elastomer compounds are used in wire and cable applications around the world. Wire and cable designers, application engineers and processors can depend on HEXPOL compounds to deliver:

  • Excellent tensile strength and elongation
  • Oil and abrasion resistance
  • Light weight
  • Excellent color saturation
  • Good weather resistance
  • Temperature flexibility
  • Resistance to most acids and bases
  • Flame retardance
  • Excellent electrical properties

It is important to have reliable compounds for wire and cable that are cost effective, meet processing and regulatory requirements, and color matching abilities for jacket compounds. Paired with HEXPOL Compounding technical expertise, HEXPOL compounds are great for these applications.

If you would like to learn more about wire and cable, or the products we have to offer, visit our website:

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