The products are supplied by the Thermoplastic Elastomer Division of Teknor Apex Company, Pawtucket, RI, USA.
The Elexar FR series includes six grades, with Shore A hardness ranging from 58 to 85, upper use temperature from 105 to 125 °C, low-temperature flexibility down to -50 °C, good UV and oil resistance.
For applications where appearance is critical, the compounds provide excellent colourability and non-blooming surfaces. They meet standards specified under UL 1061.
Unlike conventional TPEs, they pass the UL VW-1 vertical flame test for cable jacketing.
Teknor Apex suggests evaluating the new compounds for use in these applications:
- Insulation and jacketing for automation and control cables, fibre optic cables, speciality low-voltage power cables, appliance wire, and flexible cord.
- Moulded electrical components such as splice enclosures, connectors, grommets, strain reliefs, plugs, and over-moulded transformers.
- Consumer and industrial goods such as profiles, furniture components, and mouldings for recreational vehicles.