AEI launches new High-performance Sioplas HFFR Compound Solutions at Wire China in Shanghai

AEI Compounds, a market leader in wire and cable polymer compound solutions, has expanded its high-performance range of low smoke and fume, zero halogen, LSFOH, crosslinkable compounds intended for use in Oil and Gas, Marine and Railway applications, and will be showcased at this year’s Wire China Exhibition in Shanghai.

AEI Compounds expertise in Sioplas technology has helped in the development of SX-0620 – Silane crosslinked LSFOH compound, which is a rubber-like, highly flexible, oil resistant compound solution and has been manufactured to meet strict regulatory performance requirements of cables made to IEC 60092-359 SHF2 and EN50264 EM104.

The compound can now be specified by cable manufacturers operating within the OGP, Marine and Rail Industries, to produce tougher and more durable oil resistance cable sheathing needed in harsh, exposed offshore environments.

Sioplas technology has also been used to develop SX-0650, an easy process LSFOH compound, which meets the latest requirements of EN50618 and TÜV 2 Pfg 1169/08.2007 for PV Solar applications.

To meet UL® PV Solar cable standards, AEI Compounds parent company, Saco Polymers, has launched Pexidan® V/T-2UV, which is a silane crosslinked, RoHS compliant flame retardant compound system, UL bulletinized to meet UL4703. Insulation made with this system may be marked SUNRES or ‘SR’ in all colours and in all sizes per UL44. This product is also CSA listed for RW90, RWU90, RPV90, RPVU90 and CIC, ‘SR’ and -40°C rated.

For the building wire and conduit cable markets, AEI Compounds has launched SX-0612S, which is a silane crosslinked, easy process and high output insulation material complying with BS7211 & BS EN 50525-3-41:2011.

SX-0612S processes at high production speeds, is highly resistant to pre-cure in extruders and ambient curable.  

Mark Shaw, Managing Director of AEI Compounds said: “Our customers increasingly require high performance compounds to meet European, North American and other international norms. The Saco-AEI Group combines our deep knowledge of these standards and enabled us to develop a range of halogen-free materials that meet stringent global environmental, safety and electrical performance properties. With production on two continents and plans to further expand our global manufacturing capabilities, Saco-AEI can meet our customers’ needs anywhere they’re located. The four compounds launched at Wire China will enable our customers in China and beyond to manufacture cables to the highest international standards.”

To get more information on any of the new products, please meet AEI Compounds at Wire Shanghai on Stand W1 C49, or please get in touch by emailing –