WEB EXCLUSIVE: Teknor Apex Co., Pawtucket, R.I., has added two new PVC elastomer compounds to its Flexalloy line, which are said to be lower-cost alternatives to other elastomers such as TPUs for electric-vehicle charger-cable insulation and jacketing.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Teknor Apex Co., Pawtucket, R.I., has added two new PVC elastomer compounds to its Flexalloy line, which are said to be lower-cost alternatives to other elastomers such as TPUs for electric-vehicle charger-cable insulation and jacketing. Flexalloy 89504-90, is a 90 Shore A formulation for insulation, while Flexalloy 9610-78 is a 78A grade for jacketing. They exhibit brittle points of -46 C and -38 C, respectively, and are both rated for a max. continuous operating temperature of 105 C.
 
Unlike standard flexible PVC, Flexalloy compounds are based on ultra-high-molecular-weight PVC resin. They exhibit improved toughness, abrasion resistance, and low-temperature properties and provide elastomeric resilience and resistance to compression set. They can be processed on standard PVC equipment. They were developed to meet requirements of UL Type EVE charger cable in high production volumes.