Case Study: Polyvinyl Chloride Wire

Customer Opportunity: Increase line speed to address production demand.

Process: Extruded PVC wire and cable.

Previous Performance: 
Line Speed: 123 feet per minute, 7,380 feet per hour. If press ran any faster, finish would not be smooth and material would burn.

Performance with Vitrolite®: 
Line Speed: 260 feet per minute, 15,600 feet per hour

Throughput was dramatically increased by 111.38% with the addition of 0.5% Vitrolite®. The extruder was able to run at full speed without degrading material. The result was a smooth finish with a soft, flexible jacket.