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Teknor Apex to Launch LS-HFFR Jacket Compound for Fiber Optic Cable at Upcoming Events

Published on 2016-09-14. Author : SpecialChem

LS-HFFR Compound
PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A. -- Teknor Apex Company has recently announced that its new low-smoke halogen-free flame retardant (LS-HFFR) jacket compound provides enhanced resistance to thermal shock and excellent processability, along with the low-shrink properties required for fiber optic cable.

Teknor Apex will introduce the product at the upcoming Wire China 2016 (Booth W1E01) and IWCS 2016 (Booth 213).

Features of Halguard® 58650 LS-HFFR Compound

Key features of Halguard® 58650 compound are:
  • It performs well over a broad temperature range, from a brittle point of -47 °C to a maximum continuous operating temperature of 105 °C. 
  • It exhibits post-extrusion linear shrinkage values of only 2%.
  • It has passed Teknor Apex internal tests for heat shock at 121 °C, and exhibits deformation of only 4% at 121 °C (UL-1581). 
  • The new compound passes a 720-hour sunlight resistance test (UL-1581) with high levels of property retention. 
  • Its UL-94 vertical burn rating is V-0. 

Typical Properties of Halguard® 58650 HFFR Compound
Typical Properties of Halguard® 58650 HFFR Compound

Applications of Halguard® 58650 LS-HFFR Compound

Teknor Apex recommends Halguard 58650 compound for fiber optic and copper data cable as well as telecommunications antenna, power, industrial, and transit applications.

The product is available globally.

David Braun, industry manager for the Vinyl Division, said:
“Halguard 58650 exhibits a superior balance of flame retardancy, high-temperature performance, and processability in comparison with standard HFFR compounds. This combination is particularly well suited for indoor/outdoor applications where cable may be exposed to a wide range of temperatures.”

About Teknor Apex

Teknor Apex Company, a privately held firm founded in 1924, is one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics. Teknor Apex produces flexible and rigid vinyl, thermoplastic elastomers, nylons, color masterbatches, specialty chemicals, and hoses. The company is headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A. and operates thirteen manufacturing facilities worldwide in the United States, Belgium, Germany, China, and Singapore.

The Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex Company is among the leading manufacturers of custom compounds, including Apex® flexible and rigid vinyl, Flexalloy® vinyl elastomers, Fireguard® low-flame, low-smoke compounds, and Halguard® low-smoke, halogen free, flame retardant compounds and elastomers. The Division is a global supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical device, wire and cable, and other industries.

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Source: Teknor Apex
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