Flame Retardant

Safe cables for the construction and automotive industries

FR Cables in Construction

Our portfolio provides low smoke and zero halogen (LSZH) solutions which meet a number of industry standards. The proprietary Casico™ compounds exhibit reduced heat release and smoke generation, and produce no corrosive gas emissions. These reduced hazard materials decrease the risk to health and life as well as secondary fire damage to equipment and installations. Our lower density compounds often permit downsizing thus contribute to environmental sustainability: less material is required while maintaining superior system performance. Specific Casico features include:

  • Excellent processing characteristics
  • Low smoke and no corrosive gas emissions
  • Superb system ageing compatibility
  • Mechanical strength and low water permeability
  • UV-stabilised and suitable for colouring
  • Allows cable downsizing
  • Processability on most PVC/PE extrusion equipment

FR Cables in the Automotive Industry

Global automotive manufacturers continually strive to improve vehicle performance while at the same time fulfilling increasingly complex environmental and safety-related requirements – all of which vary according to world region. Automotive wiring must be cost efficient; deliver higher temperature and wear resistance; offer greater flexibility; whilst meeting all relevant technical specifications.

To help satisfy these wide-ranging criteria, we offer a broad range of peroxide and irradiation crosslinkable polyethylene (XLPE), flame retardant compounds which have been specifically developed to provide ideal primary wiring solutions in automobiles. Our XLPE solutions offer concrete benefits to OEMs and suppliers:

  • Halogen-free flame retardancy
  • Temperature performance: -40°C to 125 °C
  • Compliance with SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) J-1127 and SAE J-1128
  • Non-tarnishing characteristics
  • Excellent heat stability and easy extrusion
  • Easy colourability