New Family of TufFill LSOH TPO Compounds from S&E Specialty Polymers Provides Wire & Cable Manufacturers with Improved Properties


Lunenburg, MA -- (SBWire) -- 10/29/2014 --S&E Specialty Polymers LLC, a leading producer of specialty plastic compounds, has introduced a new family of TufFill™ non-halogen TPO compounds primarily designed for use in the wire & cable market. The new polyolefin based TufFill™ NH GTPO 8291 IT family features a wide range of unique properties including:

- Intumescent flame retardant - low smoke zero halogen material
- Highly flexible, durometer of 82 Shore “A” to 60 Shore “D”
- Temperature rated to 105° C
- 28-47 Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI)
- Specific gravity of 0.94 – 1.08, for higher yields
- Good thermostability
- Low water absorption

S&E’s choice of new generation metallocene polymers as the backbone of these materials allows easy control of flexibility without sacrificing FR and physical properties. An intumescent FR additive allows for a wide range of LOI’s for meeting stringent UL requirements.

“Our customers have asked us for a softer/more flexible Low Smoke Zero Halogen with a 40+ Oxygen Index for specific applications and we’ve delivered,” said Duane Shooltz, President & COO of S&E. “These compounds represent a higher-end offering from S&E that will provide users with significant benefits.”

About S&E Specialty Polymers
S&E Specialty Polymers is a premier specialty plastic compounder serving the automotive, wire and cable, battery/stored energy, consumer and footwear markets. The company’s products are also used extensively in general purpose molding and extrusion applications. S&E produces PVC, TPE, TPO & TPR compounds including flame retardant polyolefin, flame retardant/low smoke PVC Plenum and low smoke zero halogen compounds. The company is also a leading producer of flame retardant concentrates and compounds requiring exact color matching.

In addition, S&E enjoys ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17025:2005 (lab only, per scope as listed in web site below) accreditation. The company has recently undergone a nuclear audit for the compounding of wire & cable materials used in the replacement and/or installation of new cable in nuclear facilities. The company has a state-of-the-art laboratory equipped with the best available machinery for providing the most comprehensive testing results to its customers.

For more information please visit our website at, or contact us directly at:

S&E Specialty Polymers
140 Leominster-Shirley Road
Lunenburg, MA 01462 USA
Tel. (978) 537-8261
FAX (978) 537-5310

Media Relations Contact

Jay Munsey
S&E Specialty Polymers

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