Medium Voltage Insulation based on TPV: a study by Mixer

In the quest of developing new thermoplastic materials as thermoplastic insulation for Medium Voltage applications, Mixer S.p.A. developed a series of compounds meeting the Italian specification CEI 20-86 for thermoplastic insulation up to 12/20kV of operating voltage.

These new compounds are based on the TPV technology to obtain the perfect combination between thermoplastic and elastomeric behavior. To have a full understanding of the processes occurring during the Dynamic Vulcanization of the TPV, an extensive study leaded by the Professor Francesco Ciardelli was carried out with SPIN-PET and University of Pisa.

The investigation shed a light on the reactions impacting the vulcanizate structures determining the ultimate properties of the compounds, thus, offering a practical tool to formulate TPV with predesigned characteristics.    

You can find the complete research here: Molecular evolution during dynamic vulcanization of polyolefin mixtures for lead‐free thermoplastic vulcanized.

For any information, please schedule your virtual meeting with our Technical Support Team. 

Share content

Related content

Mixer, we ®
Corporate news

Mixer, we ®

Mixer’s identity represents our present and our future, without forgetting our past with over 25 years of experience in the cable industry. During the last

Read More »