Cicoil now offers Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) Multi-conductor Flat Cables for applications that require non-toxic, corrosive free, low smoke, flame retardant, zero halogen content and environmentally friendly cables.

The Hi Flex Unshielded Cable is jacketed with Cicoil’s proprietary Flexx-Sil™ rubber jacketing material and has been tested by a UKAS certified lab for smoke, toxicity, flammability and halogen content. The Cable passed all of the tests!

Typically, electrical cables manufactured with Fluoropolymers, PVC and Neoprene require the addition of halogens to make them flame retardant and to withstand high temperatures. However, when cables infused with halogens are burned, toxic fumes and acidic gases (when bonded with hydrogen) are produced, which sear the eyes, nose, mouth and throat and cause severe respiratory damage, disorientation and even death. 

Fortunately, Cicoil’s proprietary Flexx-Sil™ jacketing material contains zero halogens, no additives and by nature are flame retardant (HFFR), so they are the safer alternative to those cables manufactured with harmful ingredients.  Due to its unique mixture of materials, the ultra-pure Flexx-Sil™ does not ignite easily, and if ignited, will not produce black smoke or toxic gas during combustion.  In addition, Cicoil’s “Crystal-Clear”, non-corrosive jacket does not contain color additives, plasticizers or CFC’s, which are typically found in most cable jacketing materials.

Unlike other LSZH cables that tend to be stiff, Cicoil’s ultra-flex design is the perfect alternative.

Available from 28 AWG to 4 AWG with 2 to 12 conductors, the ultra-pure Flexx-Sil jacket offers 100% transparency, is self-healing from small punctures and will not deform or prematurely age due to prolonged exposure to sunlight, high heat, ozone, UV light, radiation, humidity, fungus, acid, water, sodium chloride, vibration and many chemicals.

Rated for voltages up to 20,000 Volts DC, Cicoil’s 100% Contaminant Free Power Cable is extremely durable, performs exceptionally well in extreme temperature conditions (-65°C to +165°C), meets the Air Cleanliness Requirements of ISO 146441 and exceeds the outgassing requirements of ASTM E595. 

The non-particulate generating cable is Class 1 Clean Room Rated and is cured continuously, with no debris or material contamination in an automated, climate controlled environment.  In addition, the cable jacket passes UL/CSA VW-1, FT 1 & FT 2, UL 94V-0 flammability testing and FAA burn testing.

Cicoil has been a leader in designing and manufacturing high performance cable assemblies for over sixty years. The company’s Patented Flexx-Sil™ Flat Cable Technology provides high flexibility, extremely long life, and they can withstand temperature extremes from -65 degrees to +260 degrees Celsius. Cicoil’s flat cables are used in thousands of demanding applications; including aircraft fuel control cells, semiconductor automation, and the International Space Station. Cicoil designs and manufactures its Flexx-Sil™ jacketed cables and cable assemblies in an automated facility in Valencia, California. Cicoil’s quality assurance system is certified to the ISO 9001 (AS9100) standard.

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