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Extruded Cable Insulation

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Insulating cables with 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoropolymers in an extrusion process will grant you cable insulations with excellent thermal stability, outstanding electrical performance, fulfilling stringent limits for smoke generation and flammability as well as superior chemical resistance.
We invite you to go into more detail regarding a few cable extrusion application examples below.

Cable Insulation for Lambda Probe

Located in the exhaust pipe of the car, the lambda probe is the key sensor which measures the amount of oxygen in the flue gas. The sensor‘s input is used to control the fuel mixture and adjusts it when necessary. This optimises the fuel consumption and reduces exhaust emission to the environment. The optimum service temperature of the probe is about 300° C.

With future engine conceptions, the space available for exhaust-gas sensors will be getting ever smaller. In addition, the sensors will be subjected to even higher temperatures. Smaller, lighter, more versatile and above all ready for operation in the shortest possible time: these will be the outstanding advantages of our further developments.

In order to conform to future stringent exhaust-gas regulations, high-quality materials will be required which can withstand higher temperatures also at those points where connections are made.

3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoropolymers are a perfect match with those requirements, as they combine the ability to withstand highest service temperatures with extraordinary chemical resistance.

Typical products used for separators, corrugated tubes or cable insulations are:

Heating Cables

Thanks to unique electrical, thermal and chemical resistance properties, heating cables with Dyneon Fluoropolymer insulations are extensively used in the chemical , pharmaceutical and medical processing industries for column and vessel thermal management.

You'll find information about product groups generally recommended for use in this application here:

Data Cable

Excellent fire performance, heat resistance and dielectrical properties are needed in telecom and data cable applications using the melt processable 3M™ Dyneon™ FEP for fast signal transmission.

You'll find information about product groups generally recommended for use in this application here:

Automotive Cable Insulation and Jacketing

Fluoropolymers are the materials of choice when it comes to high-performance cable insulation and jacketing in the automotive area. Dyneon offers the perfect material to fulfil the processor‘s and the end users’ requirements. Applications include heating cables for seats, lambda probe cables, thermocouple cables, LAN cables, and other cable applications in the automotive and communications field. In addition fluoropolymers are used in wire harnesses for reasons of flame retardency.

Major advantages of fluoropolymers are thermal stability, outstanding electrical performance, fulfilling stringent limits for smoke generation and flammability as well as superior chemical resistance.

You'll find information about or product groups generally recommended for use in this application here:

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