Wire and cable compounds play a vital role for a multitude of applications including both medium and high voltage lines, telecommunications and fiber optics. The stabilizers (antioxidants, HALS, metal deactivators and UVA’s) used to protect these compounds are critical to the long term stability of the polymers and are used in all facets of the cable construction. Antioxidants and light stabilizers are used in the Jacketing compound as well as UV absorbers and HALS. Antioxidants and metal deactivators are used in the insulation material to passivate and complex copper ions. HALS are also now being employed as a replacement to heavy metal stabilizers as a more environmentally friendly alternative. Antioxidants are also used in the flooding compounds not only to improve the thermal and long term stability but to limit stabilizer migration across barriers.
Mayzo supplies a full line of stabilizers for the wire and cable market. Please speak to your representative about custom solutions for improved thermal and UV stability.