Rugged flame-retardant cables for non-toxic, corrosive-free, low-smoke, applications introduced by Cicoil

Sept. 24, 2019
Jacketing contains zero halogens, no additives, and by nature are flame retardant, so they are a safe alternative to other cables.

VALENCIA, Calif. – Cicoil Corp. in Valencia, Calif., is introducing low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) single-conductor cabling for applications that require non-toxic, corrosive-free, low-smoke, flame-retardant, zero-halogen content and environmentally friendly cables.

The Single Conductor’s Ultra-flex wire and outer Flexx-Sil rubber jacketing material has been tested by a UKAS certified lab for smoke, toxicity, flammability and halogen content, and the rugged cable passed.

Typically, electrical cables manufactured with PVC, neoprene and fluoropolymers require the addition of halogens to make them flame retardant and to withstand high temperatures. However, when cables containing halogens are burned, toxic fumes and acidic gases (when bonded with hydrogen) are produced, which sear the eyes, nose, mouth and throat to cause severe respiratory damage, disorientation and even death.

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Cicoil’s proprietary Flexx-Sil jacketing material contains zero halogens, no additives, and by nature are flame retardant, so they are the safer alternative to those cables manufactured with harmful halogens.

Due to its unique mixture of materials, the ultra-pure Flexx-Sil does not ignite easily, and if ignited, will not produce black smoke or toxic gas during combustion. In addition, Cicoil’s crystal-clear, non-corrosive jacket does not contain color additives, plasticizers or CFC’s, which are typically found in most cable jacketing materials.

The Hi-Flex unshielded single conductor cable is available from 30 American Wire Gauge (AWG) to 4 AWG in continuous lengths, cut to order, or as assemblies, with a choice of lugs or connectors. Larger and smaller AWG versions, as well as modified jacket thickness, are available by request.

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Rated for voltages up to 42,000 volts DC, Cicoil’s contaminant-free power cable works in temperatures from -65 to 165 degrees Celsius, meets the Air Cleanliness Requirements of ISO 146441 and exceeds the outgassing requirements of ASTM E595.

The non-particulate generating cable is Class 1 clean room rated and is cured continuously, with no debris or material contamination in an automated, climate controlled environment. In addition, the cable passes UL/CSA VW-1, FT 1 & FT 2, UL 94V-0 flammability testing, and FAA burn testing.

For more information contact Cicoil online at

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