At NPE 2009 in Chicago, PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, launched a global portfolio of low-smoke-and-fume, zero-halogen (LSFOH) compounds for indoor fiber-optic wire and cable applications. (These uses are known as FTTB and FTTH.) These compounds, both rigid and flexible, are based on polyolefins and mineral hydrates. ECCOH 6638 is for tight-buffering or loose-tube cables, as well as sheathing.

At NPE 2009 in Chicago, PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, launched a global portfolio of low-smoke-and-fume, zero-halogen (LSFOH) compounds for indoor fiber-optic wire and cable applications. (These uses are known as FTTB and FTTH.) These compounds, both rigid and flexible, are based on polyolefins and mineral hydrates.

 

  • ECCOH 6638 is for tight-buffering or loose-tube cables, as well as sheathing. It offers low corrosion, very low shrinkage (under 1%), good strength, and low memory retention.
  • ECCOH PF 2037 and PF 4142 are for mini-ducts through which fiber is routed. Good stiffness eases installation and provides bend radius control.
  • ECCOH PF 1045 is a flexible grade for mini-duct outer sheathing.
  • Antistatic slip compound can be coextruded as a thin inner layer for mini-tubes to enable optical fibers to be blown further.
  • ECCOH PF 4130 is an injection moldable compound for junction boxes.

 

Earlier this year, PolyOne also introduced two ECCOH grades for solar-panel cables. ECCOH 5944 meets UL 4703 standards for North America and Asia, while ECCOH 5943 meets European TUV 2 specs. Unlike TPU and TPV cable compounds, these ECCOH grades permit use of a single material for both internal insulation and external sheathing. Also, they offer a choice of crosslinking by dry silane or more costly e-beam.
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