High-Grade Compounds for the Cable Industry

Plastic Additives

In the cable industry and especially for communication cable there is a ongoing trend away from PVC and halogenated flame retardants towards cable made of polyolefins. To achieve good flame retardant properties high loadings with inorganic fillers up to 65 % need to be realized.

The particles of inorganic fillers like aluminium trihydroxide (ATH) or magnesia dihydroxide (MDH) need to be dispersed properly to achieve a homogeneous compound and a lubrification during processing of the materials is necessary to reduce the abrasivity of the particles.

Our TEGOMER® additives for cables act on one hand side as dispersing additives and as an internal lubricant on the other hand. In addition, the additives are permanently anchored to the polymer matrix why they do not affect the printability of the final cable. Our additives are available as liquid products or as compound in pelletized form. 

Product Listing

  • TEGOMER® FR 100

    Siloxane EVA compound.

  • TEGOMER® V-Si 4042

    Vinyl modified siloxane.

  • TEGOPREN® 5885

    Oganomodified Siloxane. Additive for MDH-based HFFR cable compounds.

  • TEGOPREN® 6875

    TEGOPREN® 6875 is a liquid alkyl modified siloxane (liquid silicone wax) to be used for surface treatment of inorganics fillers and any pigments used in thermoplastic formulations.

  • TEGOPREN® 6879

    TEGOPREN® 6879 is an organo-modified siloxane to be used for surface treatment of inorganic fillers, pigments and flame retardents making them easier dispersible in thermoplastics formulations.