CLEVELAND – January 30, 2014 – PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced the launch of ECCOH™ XLS low smoke and fume, non-halogen formulation for flame retardant wire and cable applications.
This new moisture-cured solution from PolyOne helps manufacturers improve supply chain logistics to streamline manufacturing and optimize performance. With the introduction of moisture-cured ECCOH XLS technology, wire and cable manufacturers can now choose the most cost-effective technology for specific production environments when selecting a low smoke and fume, non-halogen composition:
• Dry silane
• E-beam irradiation
• Moisture cure
ECCOH XLS enables manufacturers to efficiently process a non-halogenated, flame-retardant material without capital investment in extra equipment or adding steps to complete crosslinking. The new offering was developed for applications including low-voltage power cables for building and construction use and specialty wire and cable for marine applications.
With superior shelf life, ECCOH XLS flame-retardant material for wire and cable jacketing (sheathing) and insulation avoids logistics concerns common with other crosslinking methods.
The new material can be cured in a water bath as part of a processing line, or within ten days at ambient temperature regardless of humidity levels, and offers excellent processing and flame retardant performance. ECCOH
XLS formulations are available now to customers around the world.