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Flame-Retardant Polymers for Wire and Cable Applications

Uploaded By: Chuck Szymaszek. Added on: 27 February 2013.
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Choosing the proper flame-retardant polymers can be a challenging task. This webinar will present a systematic approach to the selection and evaluation of polymers for a variety of applications. The increased use of wire and cable products in a variety of novel applications, as well as regulations on the fire, smoke, and toxicity of these products continue to drive the popularity of flame-retardant polymers. But, as manufacturers examine how this technology can meet their specific demands, they have found there is nothing like a "one-size-fits-all" formula for selecting flame-retardant polymers for wire and cable applications. Variables such as the type of cables, where and how they are used, fire codes, and disposal are all issues that need to be considered.

This webinar will address the following topics: 1. Various types of flame-retardant polymers such as halogenated and non-halogenated types, characteristics, and their relative advantages and disadvantages; 2. The selection process for application to wire and cable products; 3. A brief overview on the test methodology involving fire, smoke, and toxicity; 4. Regulations governing flame-retardant wire and cable products; and 5. Environmental and disposal issues.