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Cable Technology Feature Article

January 19, 2011

Web Industries Releases Cable Filler

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

A provider of contract manufacturing and development services for flexible materials, Web Industries, Inc., has released its new line of Zero Halogen - Flame Retardant (ZHFR) SUPERBULK cable filler that is used in the design and construction of next-generation cables.

According to a press release, ZHFR SUPERBULK helps wire and cable manufacturers address compliance issues for cable applications in the power, energy, control, datacom, and telecom industries as an alternative to legacy materials that are more expensive and not as effective. Industry leaders focused on innovation and emerging trends can benefit from incorporating ZHFR SUPERBULK into new cables designed for highly-specialized markets such as environmental compliance and construction (LEED, REACH, RoHS); military and defense; shipboard; aerospace; mass transit; and energy. 

Donald Romine, Web Industries president and CEO, said that with forward-thinking innovations such as ZHFR SUPERBULK, Web will continue to lead the way in environmental stewardship and advancement of these types of flexible materials used in some of the Wire and Cable industry's most advanced products.

To help meet increased standards for flame retardancy, elimination of halogens, low smoke density, low acid gas, and low fuel, ZHFR SUPERBULK can be used alone or in combination with other materials. Web's ZHFR SUPERBULK cable fillers use innovative polypropylene chemistries based on intumescing char formers and low-smoke synergists that allow the polypropylene yarns to help isolate fuel sources when burned. These new polypropylene yarns and tapes are safer, lighter, stronger, more water resistant, and less expensive than alternative filler materials used in traditional cable designs.

ZHFR SUPERBULK can be custom-tailored in areas such as fibrillation, diameter, density, tensile strength, toughness, and elongation to meet customers' unique needs. 

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Mandira Srivastava is a TMCnet contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf