Avient introduces ECCOH 5983 Formulation, a product designed to prevent stress cracks in low and medium-voltage armored power cables; solution can withstand extensive temperature variations, and is globally available

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December 11, 2023 (press release) –

December 11, 2023


Avient’s new ECCOH™ 5983 Formulation helps prevent stress cracking in low and medium-voltage armored power cables. 

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POMMERLOCH, Luxembourg – December 11, 2023 – Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions and services, today announced the addition of a new grade to its ECCOH™ Low Smoke and Fume Non-Halogen Formulations portfolio. The new ECCOH 5983 Formulation is developed to help prevent environmental stress cracking in low and medium-voltage armored power cables, protecting power supply and avoiding costly damage.

Stress cracking can occur when cables are installed under a high tensile stress, such as when bent around a radius or installed underground. Metal armoring is utilized within the cable structure to protect against cracking; however, as environmental temperatures fluctuate, the armoring and other cable materials expand and contract at different ratios, further increasing the risk of cracking. Cracks in the cable jacket material can lead to costly damage to the insulation and conductors inside the cable, which can result in short circuits and interrupted power supply.  

The new ECCOH 5983 Formulation can help prevent stress cracking in armored cables installed in environments with high-temperature variations by offering high tear strength and elongation at break over a temperature range from -25°C to 90°C. The new formulation surpasses all specifications associated with the BS 7655-6.1:1997 standard, including the most stringent LTS 1 classification, even for complex designs and armored cables.  

"At Avient, we are committed to serving the energy sector and dedicated to providing innovative solutions to our customers that support their challenges," said Matt Mitchell, Director, Global Marketing, Specialty Engineered Materials at Avient. "The new ECCOH 5983 formulation was developed in response to the global cable market looking for a material for armored cables that could withstand extensive temperature fluctuations without cracking. We are pleased to provide a reliable solution to help overcome this and show testament to our commitment.”    

The ECCOH 5983 Formulation is currently manufactured in Europe and is commercially available globally. For more information about this formulation, visit Avient.com.  

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™, which 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 improves fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduces the carbon footprint
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility  

Avient is certified as an ACC Responsible Care® company, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, and certified as a 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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Avient Corporation

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