Polyethylene cross-linking is a process used to improve the thermal and mechanical properties of polyethylene (PE) material, making it more suitable for high-temperature and high-pressure applications. One method of cross-linking PE is the two-step silane method, which involves first blending the PE resin with a silane coupling agent and then exposing it to moisture or heat to initiate cross-linking.
101A silane XLPE compound is a type of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) material produced using the two-step silane method. The compound is designed to provide high-performance electrical insulation for medium and high voltage power cables. It offers excellent thermal stability, electrical conductivity, and resistance to moisture, abrasion, and chemicals.
The Sioplas method is another cross-linking process used to improve the properties of XLPE material. This method involves cross-linking the PE resin using a peroxide catalyst in the presence of a silane coupling agent. Sioplas method XLPE is known for its superior thermal stability, electrical properties, and resistance to chemical and physical degradation.