UL Offers a More Complete Solution for Buyers of LSHF Cable By Issuing “Halogen-Free” (HF) Safety Certification To Scapa.
The use of low-smoke, halogen-free (LSHF) cables in commercial and residential building projects can help reduce equipment damage and smoke toxicity. Within the cable industry there remains much confusion among manufacturers, product specifiers and contractors about exactly what the LSHF designation means, and the extensive standards-based testing that is needed to ensure that a cable fully complies with LSHF requirements.
Scapa is the first tape supplier to offer UL certified Halogen Free Recognized tape products for five woven glass tapes used in cables Marked HF and/or LSHF. The products have been evaluated in accordance with the latest version UL2885 (IEC 62821 -1 & -2) standard which addresses requirements for compounds, components or materials used in cables Marked HF and LSHF.
“By earning recognition under UL’s standards-based HF material programs, cable designers can develop new products and materials that will be readily accepted by buyers and regulatory authorities
in most jurisdictions around the world,” said LF Lai, VP and general manager of UL’s Wire & Cable business, “and our testing and certification program enables manufacturers, designers and other key stakeholders to substantiate claims through UL’s trusted third-party certification program and offer cables compliant to the latest standard for the benefit of their customers”.
“UL’s HF certification programs provides objective, comprehensive and up-to-date requirements and testing methodologies for the evaluation of cable materials,” outlines Simon Terry, Global Technical Manager for Scapa Cable Solutions. “We believe UL certification is an important step allowing cable makers to confidently select compliant tapes to improve cable performance”.
Scapa Cable Solutions will be exhibiting its newly developed XFR range of fire retardant tapes along with current UL designated halogen free products SFR10/103, FR22/103 and FR22/109 at the forthcoming wire 2018 exhibition.
About Scapa Cable Solutions
Since 1912, Scapa has been listening to, and working with, the world’s largest and most respected cable manufacturers. Mutual developments have delivered a wide range of cable protection solutions over the years, from tapes through yarns to resins.
As a fundamental part of its product portfolio, Scapa has been producing fire retardant tapes since the 1970s and has now upgraded the performance of these tapes with its new XFR50 range which is to be launched at wire 2018 in Dusseldorf in April. Scapa’s objective is to assist manufacturers in gaining the required levels of fire performance against the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) with a high performance, balanced and cost effective solution.
Scapa Cable Solutions will be exhibiting from April 16th to 20th at the wire 2018 show in Düsseldorf, Germany. Please visit our booth in Hall 10/Stand C78 to discuss any cable protection needs or challenges you may have. To learn more visit www.scapaindustrial.com/markets/cable