S&E Specialty Polymers LLC, a leading producer of specialty plastic compounds, has introduced a new family of TufFill™ non-halogen TPO compounds primarily designed for use in the wire & cable market. The new polyolefin based TufFill™ NH GTPO 8291 IT family features a wide range of unique properties including:
-Intumescent flame retardant – low smoke zero halogen material
-Highly flexible, durometer of 82 Shore “A” to 60 Shore “D”
-Temperature rated to 105° C
-28-47 Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI)
-Specific gravity of 0.94 – 1.08, for higher yields
-Low water absorption
S&E’s choice of new generation metallocene polymers as the backbone of these materials allows easy control of flexibility without sacrificing FR and physical properties. An intumescent FR additive allows for a wide range of LOI’s for meeting stringent UL requirements.
“Our customers have asked us for a softer/more flexible Low Smoke Zero Halogen with a 40+ Oxygen Index for specific applications and we’ve delivered,” said Duane Shooltz, President & COO of S&E. “These compounds represent a higher-end offering from S&E that will provide users with significant benefits.”
About S&E Specialty Polymers
S&E Specialty Polymers is a premier specialty plastic compounder serving the automotive, wire and cable, battery/stored energy, consumer and footwear markets. The company’s products are also used extensively in general purpose molding and extrusion applications. S&E produces PVC, TPE, TPO & TPR compounds including flame retardant polyolefin, flame retardant/low smoke PVC Plenum and low smoke zero halogen compounds. The company is also a leading producer of flame retardant concentrates and compounds requiring exact color matching.
In addition, S&E enjoys ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17025:2005 (lab only, per scope as listed in web site below) accreditation. The company has recently undergone a nuclear audit for the compounding of wire & cable materials used in the replacement and/or installation of new cable in nuclear facilities. The company has a state-of-the-art laboratory equipped with the best available machinery for providing the most comprehensive testing results to its customers.