The wire and cable industry is moving from using halogen flame retardants to halogen-free flame retardant materials.
Using zero-halogen flame retardant materials, however, is not always straightforward, and can pose the following challenges:
- Drop in mechanical properties of cable sleeves from high flame retardant filler content
- Die drooling
- Passing the UL 94 V0 and Cable Flame Test
NanoCyl™ offers a simple, effective solution made of carbon nanotubes for all cable constructions—a thin 150µ THERMOCYL™ coating. This will act as the most efficient flame barrier, and will ensure that the cable remains operational for an extended period of time. THERMOCYL™ easily passes UL94 V0 and the Cable Flame Test, and meets IEC332-3 requirements.
Moreover, THERMOCYL™ will significantly reduce the smoke density which is extremely important for the wires and cables used in tunnels and mass transportation.
As an added benefit, Nanocyl offers its technical support to adapt THERMOCYL™ to in-line coatings on any extrusion line. Ask for our technical support.