To ensure the safety of trains, electric wires for railway carriages require features such as heat resistance, oil resistance, flexibility, and high mechanical strength. European standards have additional requirements, such as high flame retardance, low smoke emission, low toxicity, and zero halogen. In the past, engineering plastic was often used for this purpose, but there were problems with flexibility and workability. The product we have developed uses a base material of general-purpose polyolefin resin to produce an electric wire that possesses all the required characteristics, namely a highly flame-retardant halogen-free electric wire that also has superior flexibility and workability.
- Superior flame retardance
Meets vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables test specified in EN50266-2-4 Cat.C (IEC60332-3-24) .
- High level of safety during burning
Passes low smoke emission test specified in EN50264.
Passes low toxicity test specified in BS6853.
- Environmentally friendly materials
Employs materials that conform with RoHS directive to be free of halogen and hazardous substances.
- Superior heat resistance, cold resistance
Can be used in a wide range of temperatures, from -40ºC to 105ºC.
Soft electric wires make wiring easy.
- Range includes lightweight type
The Company has developed a lightweight electric wire called T-NFL 1, which has half the thickness of electric wire insulation material, realizing a 20% reduction in weight and a 20% reduction in diameter (compared with the Company's normal electric wires). Despite the reduced thickness, the product has superior abrasion and cut-through features, and its reliability is assured.
Since late 2011, currently supplying to domestic users (approximate value 60 million yen)
Furukawa Electric Industrial Cable Co., Ltd.
Address 6-48-10 Higashi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo 116-0014