Dow Chemical Co. has developed halogen-free, flame-retardant compounds based on polyolefins.
The DFDA series provides ignition resistance and flame retardation while offering mechanical properties such as high tear strength and tensile strength, abrasion resistance and ease of extrusion. The compounds are aimed at such applications as jacketing and insulation for wire and cable, fiber optics and communication cable. Dow said they also are free of sulfur, lead and antimony.
Dow's Houston-based wire and cable unit featured the materials at the recent Wire 2004 exposition in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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