FLEX NORYL™ Resin WCA901 - Europe

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FLEX NORYL™ WCA901 resin is a flexible, non-reinforced extrudable blend of Polyphenylene Ether (PPE) + Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE). This material contains non-halogenated flame retardant and performance capable of meeting UL VW-1 requirements, 105C end use temperature rating, and heat deformation performance as defined by UL 1581. FLEX NORYL WCA901 resin is intended for evaluation in wire and cable applications. It has a Shore A Hardness reading of 91 and exhibits superior thermal stability, very low water absorption, good electric properties, and low specific gravity. Processing is typically conducted on standard extrusion equipment, and UL 1581 testing is conducted on 2.0mm wire with 0.12mm X 20 stranded copper conductor.

This material data has been provided by Sabic.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.

Ashby charts




Limiting oxygen index

23.0 °C

27 %

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Relative density

23.0 °C

1.1 [-]

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ASTM D 792




23.0 °C

95 %

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ISO 527 | break, 50 mm/min

Flexural modulus

23.0 °C

0.39 GPa

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ISO 178 | 12.5 mm/min

Hardness, Shore A

23.0 °C

91 [-]

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ASTM D 2240 | 30S reading

Tensile strength

23.0 °C

22 MPa

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ISO 527 | break, 50 mm/min



Brittleness temperature

-40 °C

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<, ASTM D 746



Comparative tracking index

23.0 °C

600 V

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IEC 60112 |

Dielectric constant, 1MHz

23.0 °C

2.7 [-]

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IEC 60250

Dissipation factor, 1MHz

23.0 °C

4E-3 [-]

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IEC 60250

Sheet resistivity, ROA

23.0 °C

4.20E+16 Ω

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ASTM D 257

Volume resistivity

23.0 °C

5.10E+15 Ω·cm

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ASTM D 257

Rheological Properties


Melt mass-flow rate

10 g/10min

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ASTM D 1238 | 250°C/10.0 kgf

Technological properties

Application areas

Wire & cable




Flexible, Hydrolytic Stability, Low Creep Sensitivity, Flame Retardant, Thin Wall, Non-Halogenated, Non-Chlorinated, Non-Brominated, Good Processability, Ductile

Processing methods

Water Bath Temperature: 15 to 45.0°C
Cooling Water Air Gap: 100 to 200.0mm
Neck Temperature: 240 to 270.0°C
Drying Time: 5 to 7.0hrs
Conductor Pre-heat Temperature: 80 to 150.0°C
Melt Temperature: 240 to 270.0°C
Screw Speed: 15 to 85.0rpm
Drying Temperature: 75 to 85.0°C
Cross-head Temperature: 240 to 270.0°C
Head Zone Temperature: 240 to 270.0°C
Feed Zone Temperature: 200 to 240.0°C
Maximum Moisture Content: 0.02%
Drying Time (Cumulative): 12hrs
Screen Pack: 150 to 100.0-
Die Temperature: 240 to 270.0°C
Middle Zone Temperatures: 240 to 270.0°C
Extruder Length/Diameter Ratio (L/D): 22:1 to 26:1-

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