Our products enable performance for the long-term reliability of wire and cable applications.
Our specialty carbons can be important components in both the semicon layers (conductor shield and insulation shield) and the jacketing of a power cable, as well as in various cable accessories. The in-depth understanding of wire and cable applications across all voltage ranges as well as our global expertise, make us the leading supplier of specialty carbons and masterbatches in these applications.
The vast product range we supply enables manufacturers to meet performance and processability requirements in all wire and cable applications, most prominently in power cables, data and telecom, electronics, construction and renewable energy.
We serve the wire and cable industry with a range of specialty carbons, masterbatch products and also reinforcement materials.
Our VULCAN® XC-family of conductive carbon blacks has been specifically designed to provide high performance around conductivity, cleanliness, and consistency to enable long-term performance of electricity cables. Our portfolio includes products specifically designed for use in the semi-conductive layers in medium and high voltage power cables, where specialty carbons provide critical performance in both bonded and strippable compounds for semi-conductive shielding.
Cable jacketing provides power and telecommunication cables with a protective waterproof layer against mechanical shocks, chemicals, oils and weathering exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) protection is critical to ensure the long-life performance of cable jacketing. We offer a full portfolio of specialty carbons that deliver UV protection while offering good processability and end-use performance for non-conductive and conductive jacketing.
Cable accessories for power cables, like joints, tee connectors or coupling connectors, often use conductive carbons to enable their function and/or protect the operators handling these accessories. Our solutions for injection molded cable accessories enable good dispersion, promote surface smoothness and preserve the mechanical performance of the underlying polymer.