Global Standards for PVC Compound in Wires and Cables

PVC compounds are widely used in the wires and cables industry thanks to their versatile properties. However, to ensure quality and safety, various international standards have been established for the production and use of PVC compounds in wires and cables. In this article, we will discuss some of the popular international standards for PVC compound used in wires and cables.

  1. IEC 60227: This is the International Electrotechnical Commission’s standard for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) insulated cables. It specifies the requirements for PVC compounds used in the manufacture of insulated cables and wires.
  2. UL 62: The Underwriters Laboratories’ standard UL 62, covers flexible cords and cables that are rated for 600 volts. This standard also outlines the requirements for the materials used in the construction of these cables, including PVC compounds.
  3. ASTM D1784: The American Society for Testing and Materials’ standard ASTM D1784 outlines the specifications for PVC compounds used in the construction of a variety of products, including wires and cables. This standard covers the physical, mechanical, and thermal properties of PVC compounds, as well as their chemical resistance and weatherability.
  4. RoHS: The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive is an EU directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. PVC compounds used in wires and cables must comply with this standard to ensure their safety.
  5. IEC 60502 specifies the requirements for insulated power cables with extruded solid insulation for use in power transmission and distribution systems. The standard covers a range of materials including PVC, XLPE, and EPR.

Complying with these international standards not only ensures the quality and safety of PVC compounds used in wires and cables but also demonstrates a commitment to environmental responsibility. At US Masterbatch JSC, we understand the importance of adhering to these international standards and are committed to providing high-quality PVC compounds that meet these requirements.

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