Electrical distribution: Elastomeric resins for underground electrical infrastructure

Electrical insulation: Elastomeric resins from Dow round out system solutions for underground electrical infrastructure. ENGAGE™ polyolefin elastomers and NORDEL™ EPDM for cable and accessory applications requiring enhanced flexibility.

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Electric distribution: 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

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