Silanes as Cross-linking Agents for Polyethylenes: Techno Brief

Crosslinking is a type of polymerization reaction that branches out from the main molecular chain to form a network of chemical links and cross-linking agents are added to resins to enable this process. This Cross-linking Agents guide is designed to help you understand more about the use of silanes as cross-linking agents in polyethylenes, focusing on the benefits and main applications.

PE-X Applications

PE-X Applications with Silane

Silane technology demonstrates outstanding process flexibility due to its ability to trigger the crosslinking at the desired time and its ability to adjust easily the reactivity of the system. Moreover Silane crosslinked PE exhibit superior properties (such impact performance) than peroxide crosslinked PE.

This combination makes Vinylsilane crosslinking technology the best choice for application such as wire & cable, PEX pipes or heat shrinkable products

Applications of PEX
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