Our offered Product range includes thermoplastic polyolefin, Thermoplastic Rubber, Chlorinated polyethylene, Thermoplastic Elastomers and Low Smoke Zero Halogen.
Polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as PVC, is the third-most widely manufactured plastic compound, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC compounds are manufactured for use in wide variety of applications. PVC resin is blended with various additives to provide superior cost and performance. Heat stabilizers, UV stabilizers, lubricants, plasticizers, processing aids, impact modifiers, thermal modifiers, fillers, flame retardants, biocides, blowing agents, smoke suppressors, and color pigments can all be used to meet stringent performance requirements and specifications.
Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO’s) are multiphase compositions in which one phase consists of a material that is hard at room temperature and fluid when heated, and the other phase consists of an elastomeric material that is soft and rubberlike at room temperature. S&E Specialty Polymers offers both halogenated and non-halogenated TPO based materials.
S&E Specialty Polymers is a leading manufacturer of Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) Compounds that are available for a wide-range of applications. These compounds are formulated using Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) or Styrene-EthyleneButylene-Styrene (SEBS) block co-polymers. These materials have many of the same properties as vulcanized rubbers, but can be molded and extruded using conventional thermoplastic process equipment. Thermoplastic processing provides advantages over vulcanized, thermoset rubbers which are processed using a slower and more costly curing process. Most of our TRP formulations are 100% recyclable and are RoHS compliant.
CPE is the standardized acronym for thermoplastic chlorinated polyethylene elastomer, which is produced by chlorination of polyethylene. The chlorine content could be as high as 70% by weight, but the current grades have a chlorine content in the range of 25% up to 42%.
TPE’s are defined at S&E Specialty Polymers as vinyl based thermoplastic elastomers. The compounds that fall under the TPE category combine the properties of TPO with the added flexibility, good low temperature characteristics, oil resistance and flame retardancy of PVC. S&E Specialty Polymers’ flagship compounds offer a wide variety TPE grades that are tailored towards specific markets. Custom compounding is a large component of our business development as well.
Low smoke zero halogen (LSZH or LSOH) is a type of plastic used in the wire and cable industry for cable jacketing. LSOH cable jacketing is custom compounded to produce minimal smoke and no halogen when exposed to fire. Most network cables (CAT5, CAT6, etc.) are insulated with poly vinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene, or thermoplastic urethane (TPU). In a fire, halogen-containing plastic releases hydrogen chloride, a poisonous gas that forms hydrochloric acid when it comes in contact with H2O. Zero Halogen cables do not produce this toxic combination of gas, acid, and smoke when exposed to flame.
S&E Specialty Polymers has become a premier custom compound supplier to the Wire & Cable Industry. We provide innovative custom formulas in flame retardant polyolefin, high flame retardant low smoke PVC Plenum, zero halogen high flame retardant plastic compounds as well as many other plastic applications for the Wire & Cable Industry.