Crosslinking polyethylene with WACKER’s GENIOSIL® vinyl silanes is the established method to produce crosslinkable compounds for high-quality cable insulation (XLPE) and durable pipe applications (PEX). GENIOSIL® vinyl-silane-crosslinked polyethylene provides higher-quality end products.
The storage and processing stability of silane crosslinkable polyethylene compounds can be boosted using the pre-curing retarder WACKER® SILANE HD-Trimethoxy.
- Higher service temperature
- Better heat aging
- Higher environmental stress cracking resistance
- Better creep resistance than non-crosslinked thermoplastic materials such as polyethylene and PVC
- Silane crosslinking
- Cable and pipe manufacture