Fireguard® Compounds Now Incorporate Improved Flame Retardant and Smoke Suppressant Formulations 

PAWTUCKET, RI, September 23, 2015: New flame retardant (FR) and smoke suppressant technologies have enhanced the performance of wire and cable compounds that are already the leading PVC-based low-flame / low-smoke products for plenum applications, it was announced today by Teknor Apex Company, which will introduce the products at IWCS 2015 (Booth 407).

Four new grades in the Fireguard® line of plenum cable compounds exhibit oxygen indices from 49 to 51.5%. Shore C hardness levels range from 80 to 90. (See table for property data.)

The new grades are:

—Fireguard 910A-72-NL for jacketing “hybrid” insulation in Category 5e and Category 6 unshielded plenum cables.

—Fireguard 910A-76-NL for jacketing “hybrid” insulation in Category 5e and Category 6 shielded plenum cables.

—Fireguard 910A-79-NL for jacketing of RG6 coaxial cable.

—Fireguard 910A-80 UVF-NL for jacketing of indoor / outdoor fiber optic distribution cables.

“In NFPA 262 flame tests, these new compounds generate lower levels of smoke and flame spread than any generically similar compound in the marketplace,” said Mike Patel, director of marketing and business development for the Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex. “They require no special equipment to process and can be extruded at the same high rates as standard Fireguard compounds.”


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