Estane X-1425 thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) delivers lower smoke generation. The material is intended for wire and cable jacketing in nonhalogen flame retardant applications. The industry is placing greater emphasis on the development of new compounds that produce lower smoke and higher Limited Oxygen Index (LOI) to reduce flame spread. Estane X-1425 TPU meets this industry demand for wire and cable jacketing used in applications such as robotics and industrial equipment where lowsmoke fire resistant materials are necessary. The material provides an LOI of 33 and achieves a UL vertical burn rating of V0. Estane TPUs are known for their superior abrasion, wear, tear and puncture resistance compared with conventional materials such as rubber or PVC.
The Lubrizol Corp.
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