Nexans PUR-Medoxprotect-S – nytt brandhärdigt och självslocknande material för kabelmantlar

Nya materialet för kabelmantlar presenterades vid SPS/IPC/DRIVES mässa 2008 i Nurnberg

2008-11-25  – Nexans presenterar ett ny material för kabelmantlar, PUR-Medoxprotect-S, som är mer brandhärdigt än tidiagre material och dessutom självslockanden. Eftersom materialet är halogenfritt utvecklas inte lika mycket rök. Den förbättrade brandhärdigheten gör att det nya matrerialet klarar brandtestet för kablar. Materialet skall till en början användas i sensorkablar. 

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Safety in the event of fire is a key property of a cable, in addition to its electrical characteristics and protection against mechanical and chemical influences. While the effect of fire on conventional sheath materials is to cause the quick release of high amounts of energy and smoke, PUR-Medoxprotect-S burns more slowly: if it catches fire, it produces a relatively low amount of smoke and heat in the first three minutes. As a result, escape routes remain more clearly visible during this important period. Other properties of the sheath include its insulating effect, gliding quality, bending elasticity and its resistance to fats, oils and water. These properties are similar to those of the current materials, making it possible to switch to the safer compound without detriment to everyday operations.

PUR-Medoxprotect-S was developed in NRC (Nexans Research Center) in Nuremberg. Nexans’ Nuremberg plant which specialises in cabling for use in industrial automation, rail transport and cars. The material blend was researched, manufactured and tested in Nexans’ in-house research centre in Nuremberg. A programme of material tests has provided detailed information about its resistance to chemicals, extreme temperatures and severe long-term mechanical stresses, such as with drag chains. On successful completion of these materials tests as well as fire tests, the sheath mixture is now entering series production.

Graph: smoke release rate

While normal sheath materials quickly release high levels of energy and smoke in the event of a fire (values shown in blue in the graph), PURMedoxprotect-S from Nexans burns slowly. As a result, considerably less heat and smoke develops in the first few minutes. The new sheath material is to be used for the first time in sensor cabling.

A short video which provides more information on PUR-Medoxprotect-S is available on-line at

Nexans at SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2008: Nexans specialists are presenting cables and cabling for control, automation and sensor systems at the Exhibition for Electric Automation - Systems & Components in Nuremberg until 27 November. Nexans will be on Stand 5- 24 in Hall 5.



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