Dow introduces ENDURANCE HFDD-4201 SC compound, a cross-linked PE (XLPE) solution for cable manufacturing applications; material helps reduce degassing time, enabling greater efficiency and lower CO2 emissions

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June 1, 2023 (press release) –



  • ENDURANCE™ HFDD-4201 SC Compound for Cable Systems enhances manufacturing efficiency by transforming the cable manufacturing process.
  • Dow’s novel cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) solution enables significant reduction of degassing time, creating business efficiencies while helping lower emissions from cable production.
  • The insulation solution provides reliability, durability and aging stability that allows cables to operate for decades.
  • Excellent electrical and mechanical properties exceed international transmission cable standards.

Midland, Mich. – June 1, 2023 – Today, Dow (NSYE: DOW) introduces ENDURANCE™ HFDD-4201 SC Compound for Cable Systems to the North America market, the company’s novel cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) solution. XLPE insulation is the leading technology for high-voltage transmission cable applications but currently requires degassing periods of up to a few weeks to reduce cross-linking byproducts. ENDURANCE™ HFDD-4201 transforms the cable manufacturing process by significantly reducing cable degassing times, resulting in lower CO2 emissions during the manufacturing phase, while keeping the same high quality.

When used with quality manufacturing processes, ENDURANCE™ Compounds for Cable Systems can help deliver underground power transmission cables that meet or exceed global reliability and durability standards.

“Identifying a solution for transmission class cable insulation that is efficient and sustainable has been at the heart of creating ENDURANCE™ Compounds for Cable Systems,” said Joanna Giovanoli, Senior Marketing Manager, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. “We are committed to offering our wire and cable customers innovative materials that help them keep up with industry demand while also ensuring their products meet the needs of the grid of tomorrow.”

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, renewable energy sources are projected to provide 44% of the United States’ electricity by 2050, compared to approximately 21% today. As the energy sector undergoes the transition to renewable energy and upgrades the existing electrical grid alongside the pressing need to decarbonize, the demand for reliable high-voltage cables with efficient insulation and added sustainability benefits intensifies.

“It is more important than ever for the industry to focus on sustainability along every phase of a cable’s lifetime,” said Paul Brigandi, Senior TS&D Scientist, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. “At Dow, we are committed to cross-industry value chain collaboration to ensure that we’re meeting our own and our customers’ sustainability goals, while also moving the needle on the decarbonization of power cable design.”

To learn more about ENDURANCE™ HFDD-4201 SC Compound for Cable Systems, click here.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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