Teflon™ Fluoropolymers for Communications

Performance Cabling Keeps Communication Reliable and Safe

Infrastructures require dependable communications systems, which are critical for transmitting data and information and staying connected. The quality of wire and cable insulation determines the efficiency of data transmission. High-quality fluoropolymers enable the use of thinner and lighter walls in cabling and wire insulation. This insulation facilitates higher data transmission for radio signals, phone reception, internet connections, and more. 

Teflon™ resins improve the safety and performance of cable used in commercial applications because they offer:

  • Low flammability and fuel contribution
  • Exceptional dielectric properties
  • High-stress crack resistance
  • Chemical inertness
  • Thermal cycling capabilities
  • Excellent fire and smoke characteristics that meet or exceed safety requirements

Choosing Teflon™ Fluoropolymer Resins for Plenum Cables

Electricians often route cables through building ceilings and floor cavities to save money and time during initial construction and future upgrades. Cables for these applications are designed to provide more fire resistance, so they do not contribute to flame or smoke spread if a fire occurs. 

According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, Teflon™ fluoropolymer resins meet the low fuel load requirements to earn a limited combustible designation. Unlike other compound insulations, Teflon™ fluoropolymer's strong fire and smoke characteristics enable it to meet code and insurance requirements without using additives.

Other Applications That Rely on Teflon™ Fluoropolymer Resins