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Dow E&T Unveils Polyolefin Elastomers & EPDM for UG Electrical Infrastructure

Published on 2015-02-24. Author : SpecialChem

HOUSTON, TX -- Great news for builders and owners of underground (UG) electrical infrastructure - Dow Electrical & Telecommunications (Dow E&T) can be counted on as a single-source provider of consistent and reliable polymeric components in UG systems. Known for its polyethylene-based DOW ENDURANCE™ family of solutions for insulation, semiconductive shield and jacket compounds for UG cable construction, the recent addition of ENGAGE™ polyolefin elastomers and NORDEL™ EPDM to its portfolio, expands Dow E&T’s system solutions offering. With this addition, Dow E&T is now supplying materials for ethylene alkene copolymer (EAM) filled cables and ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) cable constructions. These same elastomers also are being used in a range of accessories that include separable connectors, splices and terminations.

“Dow E&T continues to focus on how our broad capabilities and product line can deliver highly valued, innovative solutions to the electrical infrastructure industry and other markets across its business platforms,” said Damien Polansky, Global Associate Marketing Director, Dow E&T. “The addition of elastomeric resins to our portfolio helps Dow E&T to be directly involved in nearly all phases of underground electrical infrastructure – cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE), water-tree retardant XLPE (TR-XLPE), EAM and EPR cables and elastomer-based cable accessories.”

ENGAGE™ polyolefin elastomers for EAM insulated cables exhibit:

  • Improved flexibility, trainability and less spring back for ease of installation
  • Thermal, wet and dry electrical stability
  • Improved environmental sustainability and recyclability

NORDEL™ EPDM for EPR cable constructions and accessories demonstrate:
  • Flexibility for ease of installation and constrained space applications
  • EPR history of reliability
  • Cost-effective, well-designed accessories

About Dow Electrical & Telecommunications

Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”), is among the leading global providers of products, technology, solutions and knowledge that sets standards for reliability, longevity, efficiency, ease of installation and protection that the power and telecommunications industries can count on in the transmission, distribution and consumption of power, voice and data. Understanding that collaboration is essential to success, Dow E&T works together with cable makers, other industry suppliers, utilities, municipalities, testing institutes and other organizations around the world to help develop solutions and create mutual value that will sustain these industries for years to come.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

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