PVC elastomers take on EV charging challenge


Two new PVC elastomer compounds from Teknor Apex Company (Pawtucket, RI) reportedly provide manufacturers of charger cable for electric vehicles (EVs) with more cost-effective alternatives to other elastomers in both insulation and jacketing.

The new compounds are Flexalloy 89504-90, a 90 Shore A formulation for insulation, and Flexalloy 9610-78 for jacketing, with Shore A hardness of 78. The materials exhibit brittle points of -46 and -38ºC, respectively, and are both rated for a maximum continuous operating temperature of 105ºC.
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