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PVC compounds

Polyvinyl chloride compounds purpose-designed for a wide variety of applications

Since the early days of Mexichem and Alpha Chemical & Plastics in the 1960s, our PVC compound portfolio has grown extensively, both through acquisition and by formulating next-generation materials.  Today, we have literally thousands of formulations, many custom-designed to meet specific customer requirements.  To stay in compliance with today's regulatory requirements, we offer materials formulated without reportable phthalates and materials that are REACH, RoHS, and Prop 65 compliant.  Bring us your requirements and we'll offer a solution!

Throughout numerous acquisitions, we have bolted-on several product brands and have kept the heritage brand names to support our customers who have approvals with legacy products.   ​

PVC compounds for

Wire, Cable & Electrical

applications

Compounds designed to pass global performance standards for applications such as building wire, automotive wire, datacom network and power cables (copper and fiber optic).

SMOKEGUARD

NFPA 262, UL 910 plenum

GW series

Listed in QMTT2

NEC 1581, 1685, 1666

POLIVISOL

Listed in QMTT2

SYLVIN

Listed in QMTT2

To view our entire portfolio of compounds for wire & cable applications - including halogen-free materials, TPE grades, TPU grades and CPE grades - visit our wire, cable & electrical market page

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PVC compounds for

Automotive,

General Purpose Consumer Goods, Building & Industry

applications

DUROVIN

Rigid PVC, heritage brand for LATAM 

FLEXOVIN

Flexible PVC, heritage brand for LATAM 

SYLVIN

Flexible & Rigid PVC, heritage brand for US, Canada

VINAPRENE

Flexible & Rigid PVC, heritage brand for Europe

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PVC compounds for

Healthcare and

Food Contact

 Consumer Goods

  • Grades for copper and fiber optic cables

  • Materials for jacket applications

  • Materials for skin, insulation and filler (olefin-based)

  • UL recognized under document QMTM2 as plenum cable compound component

  • Created to pass strict fire testing requirements for plenum air handling spaces

  • Grades appropriate for Indoor/Outdoor applications

  • REACH, RoHS, Prop 65 compliant grades

Designed for cable jacket & insulation
NEC type CMP - CL2P - CL3P - FPLP - OFNP

Title
Features
Temp Rating
Specific Gravity
Durometer 15 sec.
LOI%
SMOKEGUARD III 1446
Insulation, jacket
105
1.59
55D
46
SMOKEGUARD III 1028
Jacket, flexible
75
1.58
53D
47
SMOKEGUARD V 1221
Jacket, good low temp
75
1.56
43D
51
SMOKEGUARD III 1070L
Jacket
75
1.65
54D
54
SMOKEGUARD III 1068
Jacket, high LOI
75
1.69
60D
60
SMOKEGUARD V 1410
Jacket, high LOI
75
1.62
56D
66
SMOKEGUARD III 1046D
Insulation, jacket
90
1.59
59D
48
SMOKEGUARD III 1023D
Jacket, good electricals
90
1.62
58D
49
SMOKEGUARD III 1042
Jacket CL2P, CL3P
90
1.59
57D
51
SMOKEGUARD III 1041
Buffer, jacket
90
1.59
57D
51
SMOKEGUARD III 1045
Insulation, jacket
90
1.59
60D
53
SMOKEGUARD III 1089
Jacket
90
1.65
59D
54

Designed for insulation, buffer & filler
(Olefin-based)

Grade
Features
Temp Rating
Specific Gravity
Durometer 15 sec.
SMOKEGUARD O 301
Insulation/Buffer, plenum
90
1.26
47D
SMOKEGUARD O 240
Filler, FR Olefin
90
1.63
54D
SMOKEGUARD O 401
Skin, plenum (PP based)
105
1.25
61D
SMOKEGUARD O 503
Insulation/Filler, FR Olefin
105
1.21
59D
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New innovations

SMOKEGUARD compounds with increased flexibility

Today's fire standards require low flame and smoke properties for ethernet wiring cables, reducing the risk of smoke or fire spreading through pressurized airflow pathways while allowing for ease of installation and flexibility to reach tighter angles and enable connections.  New SMOKEGUARD compounds are designed to achieve high levels of flexibility.

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