Borealis: Faster crosslinking PE

Borealis has launched a new Supercure LC8205 polyethylene copolymer for peroxide cure crosslinking of medium voltage power cable insulation. It claimed the new material enables cable extrusion companies to run lines up to 30% faster when producing crosslinked polyethylene wire insulation, increasing their capacity by 20-25%.
LC8205, launched at Wire 2006 in Düsseldorf last week, is the first such material developed by Borealis and is said to also have enhanced water tree resistance.
Also at Wire 2006, Borealis showed a new “tough” wear resistant halogen-free, flame retardant and compound for IKV power cable sheaths. The black version of the new Casico FR6082 grade of polyolefin achieves high UV resistance with well dispersed carbon black, but it is also available in natural colour for coloured cable sheaths.
Bjørn said that Casico FR6082 is aimed as a one-material, one-cable solution for exterior cables that are brought inside buildings, where the flame retardancy is needed inside the building, and the toughness needed for its external use.

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