TPUs for wire jacketing and cable accessory applications -- K Trade Fair


TPUs for wire jacketing and cable accessory applications

[image_0]When the sixth all China international wire and cable industry trade fair opens for business, representatives from Huntsman's global TPU team will be in attendance to reveal the company's latest innovations for wire jacketing and cable accessory applications. The team will also be discussing Huntsman's recently enhanced Asian production capabilities. In February 2014, the business began production of its Irogran TPUs at a brand new 21,000 m2 TPU production facility at the Jinshan Second Industry Zone in Shanghai. The plant, which cost USD 20 million to build, complements Huntsman's existing TPU resources in the USA and Germany, and will help the business meet fast growing demand for its materials across a range of consumer and industrial markets in Asia - including the wire and cable sector. This year at Wire China the business will showcase a number of innovations developed specifically for the wire and cable market. Available under Huntsman's established Irogran brand, all of the products offer good physical properties and have been designed to meet emerging market trends. Products on display will include: Irogran A 92 P 4637 - designed for the production of cable jackets, high pressure spiral hoses and profiles, this material is defined by its good hydrolysis and microbial resistance; the high stability of its melt; and the fact that it is easy to colour. Irogran A 85 P 4441 - a polyether-based TPU that offers high extrudability and can be used to create cable jackets with a low-adhesion surface.Irogran A 85 P 4394 - part of Huntsman's technical extrusion product range, this product provides a broad processing window and is particularly well suited to the preparation of tubing, cable jackets and technical parts.Irogran A 78 P 4766 - a flame retardant, halogen-free, polyether-based TPU, which has good low temperature flexibility and delivers excellent wear performance.Irogran A 75 E 5040 - a plasticiser-free, polyester TPU with a broad processing window and good melt flow for extrusion applications.Irogran D 64 P 4777 - a polyether-based TPU with performance characteristics including good melt flow, high production rates; and excellent hydrolysis and wear resistance. Henry Yao, Commercial Manager TPU Greater China, at Huntsman, said: "The wire and cable industry is a strategically important part of our technical extrusion business and we're continually evolving our product portfolio to meet the needs of our customers. In line with sector requirements we've recently developed a number of additional TPU grades. These novel solutions have been designed to set new standards in terms of chemical and abrasion resistance, flame retardancy and UV stability. Combine the wire and cable products emerging from our innovation pipeline with our new manufacturing capabilities and it's clear that we've got lots to talk to customers about at this year's Wire China. It's going to be a busy event.”