Teknor Apex, a global leader in custom polymer compounder, has added an additional halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) compound to its range of performance cable jacketing compounds.
Halguard® 58625 is adapted for optic cable jacketing, in applications such as mass transit, data centres and infrastructure. Sunlight resistance to UL-1581 enables outdoor use.
The compound achieves UL94-V0 at 1.6 mm and oxygen index 50% fire performance, with only 2% post-extrusion shrinkage. This new compound adds to Teknor Apex existing Halguard® 58620 which offers UL94-V1, see pinfa Newsletter n°62.
“Low-Cost HFFR Jacket Compound for Fiber Optic Cable Combines Enhanced Flame Retardance with Low Post-Extrusion Shrinkage”, 4/1/2016 https://www.teknorapex.com/low-shrink-ls-hffr-jacket-compound-for-indooroutdoor-applications-exhibits-enhanced-high-temperature-performance