Dow Introduces PVC/Halogen-Free Solution that Meets Key Global Standards
September 30, 2010
Developed by Dow Wire & Cable, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, DOW SUSTAIN™ offers the first PVC and halogen-free compounds that meet key global industry standards for continuous operating temperature, low smoke and heat deformation. Four different product grades for jacketing and insulation are now available in sample quantities for producers of wires, cables and cord sets for personal electronics, large and small appliances, TVs, DVD/DVR devices, gaming systems, computers/monitors/USB attachments, etc. DOW SUSTAIN exhibits good chemical resistivity, low corrosive off gassing in the event of a fire, and flexibility that is essential for ease of handling during manufacturing and the overall look and feel of the end product. Dow Wire & Cable worked with Shenzhen BaoHing Electric Wire & Cable Manufacture Co., Ltd. and Volex, a recognized global leader in the manufacture of power cords, to trial DOW SUSTAIN in actual manufacturing conditions. The companies were able to meet key global standards using the new Dow Wire & Cable compounds.