The plastics used in halogen-free cables are halogen-free, as their name implies. The chemical elements in the names of plastics that contain halogens can be used to identify them, such as the previously mentioned polyvinyl chloride, chloroprene rubber, fluoroethylene propylene, fluoro polymer rubber, and so on.
Customers must ensure that halogen-free cables are made of plastics like silicone rubber, polyurethane, polyethylene, polyamide, polypropylene, thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), or ethylene propylene diene rubber if they must use halogen-free cables.
They are free of stabilizers or softeners based on heavy metals, and the flame protection additives are safe for the environment. If the insulation and sheath material of the cable do not contain halogens like chlorine, fluorine, or bromine, the cable is halogen-free.
Halogen-free plastics can also be used to make cable glands, hose systems, connectors, or shrink hoses, like the PROTECT HF shrinking tube from LAPP.
Regarding the marking of halogen-free cables, a number of common market designations have emerged over time in the cable industry.
Halogens are harmful to health. This is especially true when PVC and other halogenated plastics burn. The plastic releases hydrogen halides in the event of a fire.
Acids are formed when halogens and water, such as firefighter’s water or fluid from mucous membranes, combine to form chlorine’s hydrochloric acid and fluorine’s highly corrosive hydrofluoric acid.
Dioxins and other highly toxic chemicals can also be mixed together. They may cause harm or suffocation if they enter the airways.
Even if a person is able to escape the fire, their health may suffer permanent harm. For halogen-free cables, this is significantly less the case.
Cables ought to also have flame protection and low smoke generation for integrated fire protection. The flame protection encourages self-extinguishment and slows down combustion and flame propagation.
As excellent flame retardants, chlorine and bromine are frequently incorporated into cables’ plastics, creating a dilemma for manufacturers.
However, due to the identified health risks, this is contentious and should only be permitted when no one is in danger. Consequently, LAPP uses materials that do not contain halogens but have a high level of flame protection.
The Global Halogen-free Simplex POF Cable market accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2030.
The CCVZ2-1000 series Flame-Retardent Single core Industrial POF Cable is jacketed with Halogen-free flame-retardant PE sheath to shield the PMMA Fiber Core from harsh environments, in contrast to the general purpose Jacketed Single-core Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) Cable.
For transmissions over 100 meters or less, it is typically used in place of well-known brands like Asahi TCF-1000 POF Simplex Cable and Mitsubishi ESKA SHV4001 POF Cable.
The advantages of POF Simplex Cable include lower applied costs compared to copper and glass fiber. Lower labor costs for installation.
With a low-power optical POF switch, there is no need for mechanical air flow fans. Less upstream high-speed switches and routers are needed to support the infrastructure.reduced costs as a result of fewer physical ports.
Copper uses 50% less power to operate.80 percent lower carbon dioxide emissions than copper.Transfer of robust, dependable data is secure.
No interference from cross-talk.No interference from electromagnetic waves.Lightweight with excellent durability and toughness.Non-magnetic, waterproof, and resistant to moisture.UL and ROHS certified
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