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Padanaplast to Unveil HFFR Technology-based Compounds for Wire 2018

Published on 2018-03-14. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Electrical & Electronics     Automotive     Rubber Replacement    

New HFFR Technology-based Compounds for Wire & Cables
New HFFR Technology-based Compounds for Wire & Cables
Padanaplast will introduce several new flame-retardant grades of its Cogegum® AFR and Cogegum® GFR product families at Wire Düsseldorf 2018 (Hall 12, Booth B30).

EU Regulation-compliant HFFR Compounds

These advanced compounds incorporate a halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) technology, which ensures self-extinguishing, low-smoke and low-toxicity properties in compliance with the strict Construction Products Regulation (CPR) specifications of EU Regulation 305/2011 for wires and cables in buildings. New grades are also available complying with ISO 6722 for automotive single-core 60V cables.

Antonello Casale, R&I & Tech Service Manager for Padanaplast, explained:
“Wire and cable suppliers to demanding industries such as construction and transportation are challenged with increasingly strict requirements for the fire safety of their products. The zero-halogen FR technology of our new Cogegum® AFR and Cogegum® GFR compounds virtually eliminates the health hazards and corrosivity associated with non-self-extinguishing and/or halogenated materials in case of fire. In construction, this meets with the growing demand for a new generation of safer, CPR compliant cables particularly in public buildings, while the use of automotive cables made with Cogegum® GFR HFFR compounds also facilitates the end-of-life recycling of vehicles, where halogens can give place to toxic emissions and have a significantly degrading effect on metals.”

Five New CPR-compliant Cogegum® HFFR Grades

At Wire 2018 and with immediate availability, Padanaplast will introduce five new CPR-compliant Cogegum® HFFR grades for building & construction and two special HFFR grades targeted at automotive applications:
  • Cogegum® GFR 1614, a silane crosslinkable insulation compound with high mechanical and electrical properties for maximum fire safety while maintaining all other performance benefits typical of XLPE
  • Cogegum® GFR 1703, a flexible silane crosslinkable compound offering same mechanical and electrical performances as high-modulus rubber-based compounds (HEPR)
  • Cogegum® GFR 1404, a silane crosslinkable insulation grade for building wire and single-wire applications with enhanced flame resistance
  • Cogegum® GFR 380, a silane crosslinkable sheathing grade with enhanced resistance to mineral oils and fuels for power applications in railway, marine and chemical and oil industry and outstanding behavior regarding fire resistance
  • Cogegum® AFR 1702, a thermoplastic sheathing grade for single/multi-wire cables with enhanced flame resistance
  • Cogegum® GFR 1401/76 and CFR 1401/190, two silane crosslinkable grades for automotive cable T3 (125°C) type for primary wiring applications.

Besides the range of flame retardant products Cogegum® AFR e Cogegum® GFR, Padanaplast will present at Wire 2018 its diversified portfolio of Polidan® PEX and XLPE moisture/ambient-cure silane crosslinkable polyethylene compounds, Polidiemme® XL flexible elastomer based ambient-cure crosslinkable compounds, and crosslinking Catalyst Masterbatches for wire & cable and pipes & fittings manufacturers.

Padanaplast compounds can be processed on common extrusion lines, and all products conform to RoHS requirements (EU Directive 2002/95/EC). Apart from support in material selection and optimized processing, the Company also assists customers in regulatory matters and approvals to help speed the time-to-market of advanced new applications.

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

Source: Padanaplast
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