New resin helps shield wires and cables from damage during installation and over their service life
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J.
, June 17, 2014 Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Resins and Chemicalsannounced today that it has introduced a new Aegis®nylon resin designed to protect cables and electricalwiring used in industrial and consumer products.The new resin, Aegis H55WC, is designed to shield wires and cables from physical and chemicaldamage that can cause them to fail during installation or shorten their service life. It provides excellentprotection from grease, oil and gas, and resists impact, abrasion and cuts. It is certified by UnderwritersLaboratories for use in a variety of demanding applications, including residential and commercialbuildings, machine tools, automobiles, appliances, offshore oil platforms and marine equipment.Aegis H55WC also helps wire and cable manufacturers improve the electrical efficiency of theirproducts. Because nylon is thinner than other insulating materials, more strands of conductive metal canfit inside the insulation without increasing the overall size of the wire or cable."This new resin provides wire and cable manufacturers with the critical protection they need froma resin producer they can rely on," said Matthew Capeci, global business director for Honeywell Resinsand Chemicals. "Because we are a fully-integrated global nylon 6 producer, we can provide a stablesupply to serve their operations now and for years to come."In addition to wires and cables, Aegis resins are used in fibers and filaments for carpeting, fabrics,nets and cords; engineered plastic components for automotive, consumer and industrial applications; andfilms for food and protective packaging. In April 2014, Honeywell announced that it will expand itsnylon production capacity to 200,000 metric tons per year to meet customer demand. That new capacityis expected to come online in 2015.With 50 years of technology and application development expertise, Honeywell Resins andChemicals continues to invest in its research and development capabilities to support customer needsworldwide. It conducts nylon-related research and development at technology centers in New Jersey andVirginia, where it operates laboratory-scale polymer reactors, as well as in Shanghai, China, where thebusiness has extensive analytical capabilities for resin development.As one of the few fully-integrated nylon 6 manufacturers, Honeywell Resins and Chemicals isable to provide a stable supply of product to its customers around the world. In addition to resin, it alsoproduces caprolactam, a merchant-grade, nylon 6 intermediate used in applications ranging from carpetand textiles to engineering plastics, films and industrial filament. The Honeywell plant in Hopewell, Va.,with a capacity of 350,000 metric tons of caprolactam per year, is one of the largest single-sitecaprolactam production facilities in the world. Honeywell Resins and Chemicals also sells chemicalintermediates, including phenol, Nadone®cyclohexanone and acetone, as well as Sulf-N®ammoniumsulfate fertilizers.To learn more about Aegis®nylon resins, visit w
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