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LSHF compounds for high performance cables


LOW SMOKE, HALOGEN-FREE CABLE COMPOUNDS

To address increasing demands on power and telecommunications infrastructure, we've developed materials for cable sheathing applications. The DRYFLEX CABLE compounds are designed to meet the highest levels of durability, performance and human safety.

The range includes grades based on different polymer chemistries, including EVA, TPE and TPV technologies. This brings one of the widest ranges of properties and customisation possibilities to the market and gives cable manufacturers the flexibility to select the best solution for their application.

IMPROVED FIRE PERFORMANCE WITH LOW TOXICITY
The Dryflex Cable range includes Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) or Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) flame retardant compounds. They are designed to offer enhanced flame retardant properties with low smoke and toxicity. The compounds are RoHS, SVHC and REACH compliant and halogen-free according to IEC 60754 Part 1/2.

KEY PROPERTIES

•    LSZH Low Smoke Zero Halogen / LSHF Low Smoke Halogen Free
•    RoHS, SVHC and REACH compliant
•    Superior ageing performance
•    Easy processing, with no post vulcanisation required
•    Designed to meet various cable standards, such as BS 7655 LTS 3
•    Typical LOI values between 28 and 42%

MARKET LEADING PERFORMANCE
The challenge we set ourselves was to develop materials that exceed global standards for reliability and durability, combined with the lowest toxicity and smoke levels for human safety. With our new grades we offer market leading performance with high levels of customisation and easy processing.

PROCESSABILITY
The Dryflex Cable compounds, as with PVC, can be processed using standard extrusion equipment. Compounds are available ready to use, with no post vulcanisation required, helping to minimise steps and improve productivity. The compounds are fully recyclable and any production waste can be reprocessed.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Dryflex Cable compounds provide added security in areas of high human occupancy, where people need to be evacuated quickly and safely. They can also be used in restricted areas containing expensive or sensitive equipment. These could include high-rise buildings, hospitals, airport, train and transport hubs, communication exchanges, data centres, shopping centres, power generation facilities and offshore platforms.

They offer excellent thermomechanical properties making them suitable for both telecommunication and electric cables. Typical applications include low voltage, data, insulation, jacketing and bedding.

CONTACT

For more information, please contact cable@hexpolTPE.com