New Jacketed Cable Launched

23 11 2010

A leading manufacturer of jacketed cable wire has announced that it has launched a new range of thermoplastic heat-resistant cable jacketed wire, which promises to reduce the time and labour costs associated with installation.

Developed by US company Cerro Wire LLC, a manufacturer of copper electrical building wire and cable, SliPWire is a high heat resistant nylon coated (THHN) jacketed cable with a self-lubricating polymer that the company claim provides improved, lower co-efficient friction.

Self-lubricating polymers are ideal for use in high-temperature applications as they can resist extreme heat. Jacketed cable is used when wiring in order to protect or minimise the fire risk. In construction there are typically two ways to minimise this risk when it comes to cabling. The first is to add a jacket that is insulated and fire resistant; the second is to coat the copper conductor within the cable itself with a mineral insulation.

SliPWire is supposed to reduce costly time on site during installation as it avoids the need for time consuming and messy clean-up activities.

Jacketed Cable Manufacturers 

Jacketed cable manufacturers supply a number of products globally, including jacketed flat cable and discrete jacketed flat cable. One of the leading global suppliers of cable is 3M Interconnect. 3M interconnect are also suppliers of halogen free cabling, which is becoming more commonly used thanks to new fire regulations and safety concerns. 

Jacketed Cable Suppliers in the UK 

Challenger Components Ltd is one of the leading distributors in the UK of jacketed cable and shielded cabling products. They can supply shielded cable, coaxial cable, multi-core cabling and more from 3M Interconnect and other leading global suppliers. 

Challenger Components have over 50 years of combined expertise in all areas of cabling and can offer technical support at all stages of product design-in. 

Visit: www.challengercomponents.com for more information and to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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