The test results in the following table show that ETHANOX™ 330
antioxidant provides excellent stability when used in HDPE wires and cables.
|Antioxidant ||Hours to Fail at 200°C |
|None ||3 |
|ETHANOX™ 330 ||41 |
|Product A ||35 |
Samples of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containing the copper deactivator were placed on copper foil for an accelerated test by Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC).
The formulation above contained 0.1% wt. of a copper deactivator, 0.5% wt. antioxidant, and 1% wt. TiO2 pigment.