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Crosslinking Thermoplastics

AkzoNobel’s range of organic peroxides for the crosslinking of thermoplastics is the world’s largest, including a number of high temperature crosslinking peroxides for the production of crosslinked (PEX-a, XL-PE) polyethylene pipes, tubes, roto-moulded articles, expandable PE and EVA and power distribution cables. Crosslinking thermoplastics with organic peroxides give excellent secondary properties, such as low flexibility at low temperatures, high temperature durability, chemical strength, UV-stability and reduced environmental stress cracking.
Direct peroxide formulation

Power distribution cables 
Our organic peroxides for the crosslinking of thermoplastic based power distribution cables are of the highest purity, providing better di-electrical properties of the final product. In addition we supply high purity superconductive blacks which are applied in semi-con layers of energy cables at relative low dosage levels, providing an optimal balance between conductivity and mechanical properties. Next to this we are the leading supplier of Trigonox® T, a liquid peroxide for the production of crosslinked power cables via direct peroxide injection (DPI).

Direct peroxide injection is a cost efficient alternative to ready to use compounds, giving you more flexibility and better control of your end product. We are working closely together with specialized dosing equipment suppliers to help you implementing this technology easily with all the technical and safety support you need. Please contact us for more information on how we can assist you in switching from 'ready-made' to 'self-made' cable compounds.

EVA encapsulant peroxideEVA-encapsulants 
EVA is widely used as encapsulant for photovoltaic modules because of its outstanding properties, such as electric insulation, flexibility and toughness. The EVA is crosslinked with peroxides to significantly improve the resistance against weathering while at the same time improving the adhesion to the substrate by the reaction the silane coupling agent. The crosslinking peroxides we supply, such as Trigonox 117S or Trigonox 101, are of the highest purity ensuring the di-electrical properties of the EVA are maintained.