Materials for reliable power and telecommunications wire and cable systems
If you are seeking the lowest life cycle cost and more sustainable solutions out of your wire and cable systems, our materials are made to help. We connect the power and telecommunication value chain with a comprehensive and successful portfolio of wire and cable compounds for today, and partner with them to drive innovation that will achieve the efficiency and sustainability objectives of tomorrow.
With the energy industry transitioning to more renewables resources, power cable requirements are more critical than ever. We partner with the value chain to deliver the right solutions for today and tomorrow. Dow Wire and Cable’s long track record of innovating and supplying power cable compounds used in all components of the power network is a testament to our dedication to delivering quality products for your specific needs. From our high and extra high voltage compounds used in power transmission network cables to our medium voltage compounds used in power distribution network cables, we have the right system for you.
With broadband and 5G growing globally, reliable telecommunication networks are critical for long-term infrastructure. For almost 70 years, Dow has been advancing solutions for communication networks to help you deliver faster, more reliable connectivity with overall lower total cost of ownership to customers. Dow is collaborating with the telecommunications value chain to deliver current materials and develop next generation resources.
Quality materials enable efficient cable production, ease and speed of installation and improved information transmission needed in today’s digital world. Our family of insulation and jacketing compounds – including foam insulations – can be used in copper cables, coaxial cables and fiber optic cables.
For cables installed in highly populated and enclosed environments, safety must be enhanced to ensure the harmful risks in the event of a fire is reduced. Dow’s fire performance insulation and jacketing compounds offer cable producers a variety of solutions, from fire resistant compounds for control cables to different types of flame retardant compounds that delay cable burning and limit or eliminate the release of smoke and toxic gases. Our portfolio of flame retardant products includes a wide variety of fully formulated compounds and resins that allow users to formulate their own compounds.
Cable jackets represent the first line of defense for improved cable reliability. Dow’s general purpose jacketing compounds can be used in a wide variety of power and telecommunication applications, spanning from higher-density compounds that maximize the protection of buried cables to lower-density compounds used to protect cables installed in pipes, ducts or overhead applications. These compounds offer the Dow AXELERON™ Telecom Cable Compound brand value in reliable cable protection, efficient cable production and ease of installation.
- AXELERON™ Telecom Cable Compounds offers enhanced cable jacket flexibility, jacket surface smoothness and low coefficient of friction. They also lower attenuation which helps enable more efficient signal transmission.
- UNIGARD™ RE and HP flame-retardant compounds are used in jackets for industrial and building wires and tray cables to guard against the threat of electrical fires.
Convenience does not equate to compromise with Dow. With a single connection, you can take advantage of a complete portfolio of solutions for wire and cable systems. Collaborate with us to see how our broad and proven portfolio of solutions can do to help you achieve your objectives. Contact us to get started.
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