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Flame Retardant (FR) Cables

We have a respected track record of innovation in the area of flame retardant cables for the construction and automotive industries.

Safer cables across applications

Whether used in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, flame retardant materials are subject to increasingly stringent regulations. Manufacturers must produce building products which exhibit low flame propagation and low smoke effluent generation. They must also be easily manufactured and fulfil all applicable safety specifications.

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FR Cables in Construction

We, at Borealis, offer low smoke and zero halogen (LSZH) solutions which meet a number of industry standards. Our 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

The ever changing needs in this fast moving sector result in a stream of new products which will address new applications, fulfil stringent worldwide specifications and provide cost advantages.

Commitment to high performance and innovation

We have a respected track record of innovation in the area of FR cables for the construction and automotive industries. Our dedication to innovation and discovering better solutions to specific industry problems enables us to offer superior technologies such as Casico. Our partners trust the consistently high performance and the sheer breadth of our processing techniques and applications. As a global supplier, we can help our customers achieve cost efficiencies and production consistency in all their markets.

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