Dow Corning® MB25-502 Masterbatch, a new silicone masterbatch from Dow Corning, will change the way you think about processing polyethylene (PE) compounds for wire & cable.
Now, you no longer have to choose between top performance and cost-effectiveness. With Dow Corning® MB25-502 Masterbatch, you’ll get both:
- Best-in-class processing of mineral-filled PE compounds (LDPE/LLDPE/XLPE) without over-engineering your formulation
- Affordable cost, including competitive pricing and high efficiency at lower loadings than competitive silicone-based products
PE compounds are increasingly popular as a replacement for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in wire & cable insulation and jacketing. But PE requires high loadings of mineral flame retardants to meet regulatory requirements – up to 70 percent in some cases.
These mineral fillers can negatively impact processability, including:
- Reduced screw torque slows down throughput and uses more energy
- Increased die build-up and pressure requires frequent interruptions for cleaning
To solve these challenges, Dow Corning developed Dow Corning MB25-502 Masterbatch, a new silicone additive that specifically targets processing optimization for PE compounds. With this advanced new technology, you get precisely what you require – an exceptionally powerful processing aid without the expensive extras you don’t need.
Using Dow Corning MB25-502 Masterbatch, we can help you boost throughput by up to 110 percent – without paying a premium.
This webinar will describe the pros and cons of PE compounds for wire & cable, the importance of high-performance processing additives and the benefits of replacing existing silicones with Dow Corning® MB25-502 Masterbatch.
Topics will include:
- Challenges of processing highly filled PE compounds
- Test data comparing our new masterbatch with traditional solutions
- How targeted silicone technologies can measurably improve throughput and productivity while controlling additive costs
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