A new line of TP elastomeric EVAs is said to have fewer large gels than other EVAs, suiting it to critical wire and cable insulation.

A new line of TP elastomeric EVAs is said to have fewer large gels than other EVAs, suiting it to critical wire and cable insulation. Levapren EVA thermoplastic from Pittsburgh-based Lanxess Corp. contains 40% to 80% VA and can make halogen-free, low-smoke wire and cable. It is also fi nding niche uses in other markets. Levapren EVA is produced with a new polymerization process that is said to improve processability as well as the quality of fi nished products such as automotive sensor cables. According to Lanxess, the process minimizes gels, which mar the surface and can also tear open the insulation during extrusion. This new EVA boasts very low compression set at elevated temperatures and easy processing, making plasticizers unnecessary. Tel: (412) 809-1516 . www.lanxess.com

Lanxess Corp.
111 RIDC Park West Dr Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone (412) 809-1000 Fax (412) 519-2268