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1. (WO2015120259) METHODS OF FORMING CABLES WITH IMPROVED COVERINGS

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/120259    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/014799
Publication Date: Fri Aug 14 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 07 00:59:59 CET 2015
IPC: H01B 7/295
H01B 3/30
H01B 7/17
Applicants: GENERAL CABLE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Inventors: RANGANATHAN, Sathish, Kumar
MHETAR, Vijay
CULLIGAN, Sean, W.
Title: METHODS OF FORMING CABLES WITH IMPROVED COVERINGS
Abstract:
A cable including a conductor surrounded by a covering layer, the covering layer formed from a thermoplastic vulcanizate composition which includes a continuous phase and a dispersed phase. The continuous phase is formed of a thermoplastic polyolefm. The dispersed phase is formed of a cross-linked elastomeric polyolefm. The thermoplastic vulcanizate composition passes the Hot Creep Test at 150 °C in accordance with UL 2556 (2013) and has a dielectric loss of 3 or less. Methods of forming cables with coverings are also disclosed.