Borealis and Borouge have launched Visico™ FR4450 (for construction cables) and FR4451 (for photovoltaic PV cables). The silane cross-linkable compounds contain inorganic based flame retardants and scorch resistant additives based on Borealis proprietary technology.
The cable compounds used together with specific catalysts (LE4439, LE4433) provide excellent processability, flexibility and compound shelf life. FR4450 is recognised by UL for low voltage cables according to UL44 and UL854 meeting horizontal flame test (HB-1). FR4451 based cables meet requirements for PV insulation and jacketing according to TÜV 2 Pfg 1169/08.2007 and EN50618. FR4451 also contains UV stabiliser. Borealis is a leading worldwide provider of polymers, chemicals and fertilisers, and a founding member of the trade association of FROCC. Borouge is a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company ADNOC.