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Solarite Advanced Technology Wire and Cable Polymers

Solarite Advanced Technology Wire and Cable PolymersThe Solar range of Solarite MW and KM polymer technologies are extensive and includes; waxes, epoxies, RTV silicones, specialty asphalts, rubber modified asphalts, butyl rubber sealants, solvent based coatings, water based coatings and hydrocarbon resins.

Solar Compounds develops and manufactures high performance polymers for industrial, military, and commercial wire and cable manufacturers. Solar Wire and Cable Compounds are formulated for coating wire jackets and sealing of interior cable valleys and strands. Solar  is a major supplier to the electrical and power industries.

Solar wire & Cable Compound Applications:

Solar wire & Cable Compound Applications SOLAR COMPOUNDS develops, manufactures, and markets wire and cable compounds to industrial, military, and commercial cable manufacturers throughout the world for such applications as:
  • High-Voltage Power Cables
  • Military Specification Cables
  • High-Temperature Cables
  • Undersea/Submarine Cables
  • Neutral Buoyancy Cables
  • Light Weight Cables
  • Severe Environment Cables for Extreme Cold or Heat
  • Underground Cables
  • Control and Instrumentation Cables
  • Thermocouple Wire
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SOLAR Wire and Cable Polymers are designed and used for:

SOLAR Wire and Cable Polymers
  • Strand Sealing
  • Valley Filling
  • Water Blocking
  • Water Absorbing
  • Bedding
  • Binding
  • Coating
  • Saturating
  • Sealing cable constructions

SOLARITE Hot Melt Sealants

Hot melt sealants, recommended for gas and water-blocked cable constructions, are stabilized blends of elastomers and functional fillers. All are compounded from virgin raw materials and exhibit excellent processability for sophisticated cabling operations. Application temperatures are generally in the range of 275°F to 325°F depending upon cable construction and areas to be sealed. Solar Compounds’ Linden, NJ manufacturing facility includes a full spectrum of mixing equipment for processing hot melt products, solvent based products, and high viscosity materials. Lab mixers, pilot plant, and full scale production mixers are available for most product types.

SOLARITE RTV-Silicones

SOLARITE RTV-SiliconesSolar’s two-component, room temperature vulcanizing silicones (RTVS) are ideally suited to production mixing and automatic dispensing equipment. These reversion resistant material feature excellent electrical properties, service temperatures of -50°C to 200°C, and will cure within 24 hours at room temperature or in as fast as 15 minutes at 140° F.

SOLAR Product and Process Development

Solar Compounds performs product development for wire and cable manufacturers in our fully equipped New Jersey R&D laboratories and pilot testing facilities. Batch processes are carried out in full scale production for the manufacturing of specialized industrial paints, coatings, sealants, mastics, hot melts, asphaltics, and adhesives.

SOLAR…Working In Partnership With Its Customers

SOLAR…Working In Partnership With Its CustomersSolar Compounds Corporation has the experience of working in partnership with domestic and international wire and cable manufacturers for more than 80 years. Solar has built an impressive development and manufacturing capability at their Linden, New Jersey plant to supply their customers with high performance, quality products. Where requirements are specialized and extend beyond the specifications of standard products, Solar chemists work closely with customers’ manufacturing personnel to custom formulate products to meet their specific requirements.

SOLARITE Wire and Cable Polymer Production

A cross section of Solar’s manufacturing equipment includes 50 to 5000 gallon hot melt and asphalt kettles, high viscosity mixers including Ross Double Planetary and Sigma Double Arm, rake and solvent based mixers, high speed mixers, blending tanks, and product filtration and vacuum capabilities.

SOLARITE Polymers…Superior Performance and Functionality

Solar Compounds polymers for wire and cable manufacture provide excellent performance and functionality that meet or exceed the demanding requirements of the wire and cable industry. These functions include:

  • Flame Retardancy
  • High-Temperature Resistance
  • Light Weight (Low Specific Gravity)
  • Excellent Low-Temperature Flexibility
  • Non-Conductive
  • Semi-Conductive
  • Clean stripping abilities.

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Solarite MW Series Coatings

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MW-4150

Acetone based lacquer for applying color coats over Solar’s cable finishes like KF-2591B. MW-4150 lacquers meet AT&T Specifications 59115 and Bell Core Specification GR347

MW-4331

Solvent based clear co-polymer silicone saturant and finishes designed for fiberglass, fluorocarbon fibers, etc. to eliminate fraying for high temperature wires.

MW-4373

Water based co-polymer silicone for coating braids requiring high temperature performance. Recommended for 600V appliance wires.

MW-1522

Solvent containing synthetic elastomer based color coating for cross-linked polymers, neoprene or rubber covered cables needing color identification or stripping.

MW-4454-FR

A solvent-based, fast-drying, clear, flame-retardant lacquer used in cable coating operations. Suitable for saturating cotton fiberglass and nylon braid. Provides a tough waterproof coating and is available in custom colors.

MW-4272

A solvent-free, water-based coating. Produces high-gloss coatings when dried. For use over PVC, neoprene, and hypalon cable construction for color coding and identification. Available in various custom colors.

MW-1619

Solvent containing co-polymer based semi-conducting coating for bonding between insulation and semi-insulating layers.

MW-4349

A semi-conductive, water based coating/saturant for glass and Kevlar yarns used in spark ignition wires. Base is composed of heat reactive acrylic resins compounded with proper wetting agents and defoamers. Formulated to be a highly elastic, flexible coating with excellent adhesion with good chemical and compound stabilities.

Solarite KM Series Saturants - Strand Sealers & Water Blocking 

KM-2745C

Heat curable, single component silicone recommended for the sealing of strands in watertight and gas block cable construction.

KM-2730

Semi-conducting strand sealer. Unique, tough, semi-hardening co-polymer based mastic for watertight and gas blocked power cables. Remains stable at 300°F and higher temperatures for short periods. Remains plastic with no shrinkage upon aging. Non corrosive to metals.

KM-4225

Specialty asphalt protective compound designed for jute, synthetic fiber, and wire armor serves on submarine cables. Homogenous blend of specially selected oxidized asphalts, hydrocarbon resin, and waxes. Designed for low-temperature flexibility and anti-blocking properties to facilitate cable manufacturing, storage, and cable laying operations. Environmental and user friendly.

KM-2774

Non-hardening, semi-conducting sealer for strands in power cables. Excellent resistance to water, water vapor and salt water.

KM-3470

Clean stripping cable sealant based upon elastomeric co-polymers providing excellent cohesive strength. Available in standard and lightweight versions.

KM-4455

A light-weight polymer compound designed for the sealing of strands in water-tight power cables to prevent and absorb any water penetration. A homogeneous non-hardening sealant composed of a synthetic elastomer and polymer, with inert fillers. It contains super-absorbent polymers. It does not contain asbestos, oil hydrocarbons, or low molecular weight plasticizers. All ingredients are virgin materials.

KM-700NA

Cable sealing compound for watertight construction of military cables under Mil-Spec Mil-C-915, Mil-C-2194 and Mil-C-24145

KM-1830FR

Fire-retardant clean stripping synthetic elastomer based cable sealant for cable valleys and strands meeting Mil-Specs: MIL-C-24643….2.1 and MIL-C-915 (SHIPS)

KF-2591B

Flame retardant finishing compound designed to be used over cotton, rayon, glass or combinations of braids. Gives a tough moisture repellant finish. Meets AT&T and Bell Labs specifications KS-5482-01

KM-4400LS

Flame retardant, low smoke generation and free stripping cable sealant with a synthetic elastomer base. Designed for water tight cable constructions.

KM-1146

Synthetic sealant for sealing areas between electrical cable and cable ducts where splicing and terminators are present.

KM-2522

Semi-conducting strand sealer for power cables. A non-hardening co-polymer based mastic for effective water and gas blocking.

KM-4508

Thermoplastic flooding compound made from a rubber modified elastomeric asphalt. Developed for use in between layers of composite metal and plastic to protect braided or severed armor in power cables.

KM-4200 Series

Solarite KM-4200 Series Silicone Sealants: 7 - 9 million CPS viscosity, clean-stripping two-component, 
room-temperature, vulcanizing silicones with a convenient 1:1 by volume or weight mix ratio. Suited to automatic 
dispensing equipment. Recommended for the blocking and sealing of valleys in multi-conductor cables. Available in other custom viscosity specifications and cure schedules by special request.

KM-4200LV Series

Solarite KM-4200LV Series Silicone Sealants: 4.5 - 7 million CPS viscosity, clean-stripping two-component, 
room-temperature, vulcanizing silicones with a convenient 1:1 by volume or weight mix ratio. Suited to automatic 
dispensing equipment. Recommended for the blocking and sealing of valleys in multi-conductor cables. Available in 
other custom viscosity specifications and cure schedules by special request.

KM-2740-4 Series

Solarite KM-2740-4 Series Silicone Sealants are pourable 2-component room- temperature vulcanizing silicones with a convenient 1 to 1, by volume or weight, mix ratio. Well suited to automatic dispensing equipment. Their lightweight and excellent stripability make them ideal for sealing and blocking wire strands, cable valleys and braided shields used in the construction of power cables. Available in several other viscosity grades and custom cure schedules.

KM-2740 Series

Solarite KM-2740 Series Silicone Sealants are 2-component room- temperature vulcanizing silicones with a convenient 1 to 1, by volume or weight, mix ratio. Well suited to automatic dispensing equipment used in sophisticated cabling operations. Their lightweight and excellent stripability make them ideal for sealing and blocking wire strands, cable valleys and braided shields used in the construction of power cables. Available in several standard viscosity grades and custom cure schedules.

Helpful Hints for Using Solarite KM-2740/4200 Series RTV Silicones in Cable Constructions.

Information is provided in this document to give general guidelines for the mixing, use and application of SOLARITE RTV SILICONES in cable constructions. This document can also be accessed directly from within the 2740, 2740-4, 4200 and 4200LV Series Data Sheets.

Fiber Optic Cable Sealants

Hot melt sealants recommended for gas and water-blocked fiber optic cable constructions. All are compounded from virgin raw materials and exhibit excellent adhesion to most substances. Application temperatures are generally in the range of 275°F to 325°F depending upon cable construction and areas to be sealed. Compounds are applied either by immersion or pumped in at the closing die.

Cable Flooding and Filling Compounds

Products developed to seal the interstices in fiber optic and metal conductor cables. Blends of elastomers and polyolefins, the compounds of which have been stabilized. All are compounded with virgin materials. All compounds can be made flame retardant upon request.

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