Avient expands production of Syncure XLPE cross-linkable PE formulations to Europe; expansion supports global demand for materials used in sustainable building, photovoltaic cables, solar energy generation

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July 18, 2023 (press release) –


Avient’s Syncure™ XLPE Cross-linkable Polyethylene Formulations can be used in photovoltaic cable, supporting sustainable infrastructure.

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POMMERLOCH, Luxembourg – July 18, 2023 – Avient Corporation today announced it is expanding the manufacturing of its UL-certified Syncure™ XLPE Cross-Linkable Polyethylene Formulations to Europe, helping to reduce lead times for global customers and support sustainable infrastructure.    

Syncure XLPE formulations are recognized and well-established wire and cable materials. Expanding the production of these formulations into Europe supports the growing global demand for UL-certified materials for the building and construction market, particularly photovoltaic (PV) cables used in sustainable solar energy generation, which is expected to nearly triple by 2027*.  

“As the global demand for these important formulations grows, it is increasingly imperative for us to serve our customers with local manufacturing,” says Holger Kronimus, vice president and general manager for Specialty Engineered Materials in Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), and India at Avient, “By expanding the production of Syncure formulations to Europe, we can improve supply security and help reduce leads times for customers in the EMEA region and India.”  

Syncure XLPE formulations are UL-44, UL-4703, and CSA 22.2 certified materials with FT2, FV1, and VW-1 flame retardant ratings. Syncure XLPE formulations manufactured in Europe are both UL-certified and REACH-compliant. They have excellent heat, oil, creep, and abrasion resistance and good operating performance across various temperatures. Syncure XLPE formulations can help enable customers to produce high-quality cables at a high line speed. Avient offers customers onsite technical assistance to help optimize processability and line efficiency.  

*According to the IGA, Global solar PV capacity is set to almost triple over the 2022-2027 period. (Renewable power’s growth is being turbocharged as countries seek to strengthen energy security - News - IEA)  

About Avient  

Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:  

  • Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports  
  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy   
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint  
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility      

Avient is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®. For more information, visit https://www.avient.com.    

To access Avient’s news library online, please visit www.avient.com/news.  

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