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Padanaplast Unveils Crosslinkable & HFFR Compounds for Wire & Cable in Auto/B&C

Published on 2018-05-28. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Electrical & Electronics     Automotive    

New Crosslinkable HFFR Compounds for Wire & Cable
New Crosslinkable HFFR Compounds for Wire & Cable
At Wire Düsseldorf 2018, Padanaplast introduced a range of new Cogegum® AFR and Cogegum® GFR wire and cable compounds incorporating an advanced halogen-free flame-retardant (HFFR) technology. The new materials meet the strict requirements of EU Regulation 305/2011 for buildings Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and ISO 6722 for automotive cables.

Eliminating Risks with Halogenated Plastics

Fire incidents involving halogenated plastics can have a severe impact on the health and safety of affected people as well as on the structural integrity of buildings or, for example, on the properties of metals in end-of-life vehicle recycling. There is a growing demand for materials that will effectively minimize the hazards of toxic fumes, disorienting thick smoke and corrosivity in the case of a fire. Important provisions and standards governing these requirements include EU Regulation 305/2011 for buildings, also known as Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

Zero-halogen FR Technology

Padanaplast, specializing in crosslinkable polyolefin compounds for use in wires and cables, pipes and fittings, has developed a range of new Cogegum® extrusion materials designed to eliminate these risks.

New Compounds for Cable Sheathing
New Compounds for Cable Sheathing
Antonello Casale, the company’s R&I & Tech Service Manager, said:
“The zero-halogen FR technology of our new Cogegum® AFR and Cogegum® GFR compounds virtually eliminates the health hazards, disorientation and corrosivity associated with halogenated materials in fires. And importantly for processors, this superior self-extinguishing, low-smoke and low-toxicity behavior doesn’t compromise the excellent extrusion properties of our products.”

CPR-compliant & HFFR Grades

At Wire 2018, Padanaplast introduced five new CPR-compliant Cogegum® HFFR grades for building & construction and two special HFFR grades targeted at applications in automotive.
  • Except for one all-thermoplastic sheathing grade, all these compounds are silane crosslinkable products of the Cogegum® GFR series based on Sioplas® process technology. 
  • The offering is further differentiated by application specifications, such as cable construction or enhanced resistance to fire and chemicals. 
  • In addition to two grades for T3 (125°C) automotive insulation for primary wiring applications, there is also a sheathing compound (Cogegum® GFR 380) providing enhanced flexibility and resistance to mineral oils and fuels for applications in railway, marine and the chemical and oil industry.

New Compounds for Pipes & Insulation
New Compounds for Pipes & Insulation
Antonello Casale added:
“Beyond our extensive product portfolio, we also offer dedicated support in material selection, processing and all matters of regulatory compliance and approval, helping our customers to speed the time-to-market of next-generation wire and cable applications.”

Furthermore, Padanaplast also presented its diversified portfolio of Polidan® moisture/ambient-cure silane crosslinkable polyethylene compounds, Polidiemme® flexible elastomer based ambient-cure crosslinkable compounds, and crosslinking catalyst masterbatches for wire & cable and pipe & fitting manufacturers.

Padanaplast compounds can be processed on most common extrusion lines, and all products conform to RoHS requirements according to EU Directive 2002/95/EC.

® Padanaplast, Cogegum, Polidan, Polidiemme are registered trademarks of Padanaplast S.r.l.

Source: Padanaplast
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