Korean car cable offers high performance

“Rather than being perceived as a threat, a new competitive technology should be seen as an opportunity to do it better."   

   Korean car cable offers high performance

 
 

Korean car cable offers high performance

Korean car cable offers high performance

Korean car cable offers high performance

 


 

Excellent properties

A new Flame-Retardant Polypropylene (FRPP) automotive cable offers excellent electrical and thermal properties, cold-resistance and flame retardancy, while meeting rigorous new EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) rules.

 

Full range of T3 cables

Encapsulation of engines and new applications have given rise to requirements for cables that can operate in smaller engine compartments under tough conditions. Although Nexans already manufactures T3 (125°C+) temperature-rated cables in PVC and halogen-free versions (irradiated and silane) this is the first time an FR-Polypropylene version has become available.


 
Benefits for all

The FRPP cable allows automakers to accommodate higher temperatures under the hood. It also offers exceptional environmental friendliness, and conformity to current and future standards and legislation. The technology could be easily transferred to the many other Nexans Units worldwide already producing T3 automotive cables.

 

Meeting the challenge

A competitor had already introduced an FR-PP on the Korean market, but we found that it was not meeting the customer’s specifications. The major development points were: high thermal properties (150°C/24hrs), abrasion and cold-resistance, and flame retardancy. And so we reviewed and selected a special polypropylene base polymer and added compatibilizers to make it more regular and stable and capable of meeting the above. To achieve high thermal properties a lot of compounding and testing was carried out. Materials development was done in Nexans Kukdong, while industrialization will be carried out in Nexans Korea.

 

Fully recyclable

Unlike irradiated and silane XLPE zero-halogen cables (offering T3 capability), the new FRPP cable product is fully recyclable, making it even more eco-friendly.