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​Will TPE USB data cables replace PVC data cables?

2020-2-2 0:03:13

After the lapse of time, the market will rumor that PVC cables will be banned in Europe. There have been many rumors recently. Although no legal provisions have finally been seen, from the internal mail issued by various large companies, environmental regulations will become increasingly strict, and PVC will be affected.  Elimination is only a matter of time. In the era of advocating environmental protection and new energy, domestic environmental protection standards will gradually improve and become more stringent in the future. As an environmentally-friendly and toxic material, PVC materials may be restricted or even banned by relevant countries in the future.  For example, currently relevant laws and regulations in China have begun to explicitly require the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) wires and cables in important construction areas, and there is a tendency to use TPE instead of PVC.

But for Sinodec Industrial Co., LTD. , we will provide both PTE and PVC USB charger and data sync cable as per customer's requirement. Especialy custom micro USB cable, USB Type-C cable and USB lightning cable.

Who will be the winner of TPE usb cord and PVC USB cord?


PVC is a very common material currently on the market. The main component is polyvinyl chloride. Because of its low cost and price, and with certain ductility, toughness, and heat resistance, it is used to make a cable cover material.  However, its shortcomings are also very sharp: During the processing process, it is necessary to add plasticizers to promote the plasticization of PVC, resulting in PVC materials containing toxic and harmful substances such as phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP, and environmental protection is poor

In comparison, TPE materials are more environmentally friendly, safe and non-toxic, and have many excellent characteristics such as low temperature resistance, light weight, easy processing, softness and elasticity. Because of this, the industry is now fully replacing PVC online with TPE.  The application voice of cables is also getting higher and higher, and with the development of technology, TPE materials have also made great progress in oil resistance and related physical properties.

TPE materials have gradually replaced PVC in the medical field

When selecting polymers for the manufacture of plastic medical devices, such as medical bags and catheters, not only must the polymeric material meet functional requirements, but also the safety requirements of the final application.  For decades, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has been widely used in medical device manufacturing due to its low cost and excellent function after softening. However, manufacturers around the world have gradually begun to get rid of their dependence on PVC for various reasons.  The main reason is that medical devices containing PVC release harmful chemicals during routine use and disposal.

TPE is a reliable and high-quality alternative to PVC. For many manufacturers, it can not only meet the needs of medical device applications, but also be more secure. It is an ideal material to replace PVC. TPE materials are easy to incinerate and do not release corrosiveness.  Substances and other hazardous chemicals that may be generated when PVC is incinerated. TPE materials do not require special equipment for processing or processing, and can be conveniently disinfected using various methods, such as radiation disinfection and ethylene oxide disinfection.

From the perspective of material quality, the strength of TPE material is significantly higher than that of PVC and other alternative materials, and it can be made into thin-walled catheters and medical bags with higher internal pressure strength.  The medical device structure made of TPE material is not only more durable and uses less materials, but also the medical device is less likely to be damaged in the frequently used hospital environment. TPE is expected to gradually replace rubber, PVC, etc. in the automotive field  Traditional materials

TPE has great potential in automobiles. For example, jackets, electronic and electrical protection materials are gradually replaced by rubber by TPE. With the development of turbocharged power systems, the development of three-dimensional blown pipes has also driven the application of TPE. In Europe, the market has  The price of trucks is high, and the choice of materials for trucks is also large. The exterior parts such as spoilers and fenders are also widely used in elastomers. The current domestic demand for trucks is mainly focused on power and other aspects.

In short, with the promulgation of compulsory environmental regulations, increased weight, reduced costs and increased reliability requirements, increased engine temperature, increased space tightness, simplified production processes, reduced adhesives, replaced thermoset rubber, and improved recovery rates  With the development of trends, the application of TPE in automobiles will usher in more space

TPE gradually replaces traditional materials such as rubber and PVC in the automotive field. At present, the automotive TPE market is relatively vibrant. Demands such as lightweight vehicles, low VOCs, personalization, and human comfort will drive TPE demand for future automotive materials.

TPE gradually replaces PVC in the field of wires and cables

At present, cables and wires are an industry that occupies a heavier output value in the electrical industry. At present, 90% of wire and cable products on the market are made of PVC as a protective layer. The main reason is that PVC wire and cable materials are simple, mature, and low cost, and can be manufactured.  Different soft hardness products have better overall performance, but PVC is not environmentally friendly. In the formulation process of producing PVC wire and cable materials, many companies are still adding toxic substances (heavy metals such as lead and chromium) and highly carcinogenic substances.  The plasticizers added during the production of PVC are mostly environmental hormones that affect development and fertility. There are many restrictive regulations on the use of PVC in the manufacture of children's toys in Europe and the United States.  A compulsory standard formulated by legislation, its full name is "Directive on Restricting the Use of Certain Hazardous Ingredients in Electronic and Electrical Equipment", REACH (short for EU Regulation "Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals")  The implementation of environmental protection regulations, people's attention to the environment and life safety, the environmental protection requirements of electronics and living products are getting higher and higher, and the application of PVC plastics will be increasingly  With more restrictions, due to environmental protection policies at home and abroad, cable and wire products have begun to use a large number of environmentally friendly materials to produce, instead of the old non-environmental cables, and the development of TPE wire materials and the market promotion have also led to the replacement of cables and wires.  With a qualitative leap, the cable sheath must protect the main insulation part of the interior from physical damage such as weather and moisture in the external environment and friction. In the past several years, TPE has been used in different cable applications.  It is gradually replacing many materials, especially PVC and synthetic rubber materials.

Why TPE is sought after

At present, the use of PVC materials to make cables and wires in the market is still the mainstream, but such wires have a thick burning smoke, and there is no better and more environmentally friendly PVC formula for molding.  With advantages, TPE will have disadvantages if only in terms of price.




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