Wilmington, DE, April 9, 2012
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions introduces DuPont™ Teflon® fluoropolymer foam resin FFR 880, an answer to the electronic and communications industries’ demand for an insulator designed for ultra-thin gauge wire. FFR 880 provides superior dielectric-to-conductor adhesion for micro coaxial designs, producing cable with increased data transmission speeds with least possible distortion and exceptional signal return loss and attenuation performance.
FFR 880 allows electronic manufacturers to continue development of innovative compact devices that require high-speed cable performance. This is especially important across multiple platforms such as personal electronics, medical instruments and HDMI cables for computers and televisions.
In testing, micro coaxial cables using DuPont™ Teflon® fluoropolymer foam resin FFR 880 had a conductor size of 28 AWG or smaller and a wall thickness of 0.002 inches or greater, with void content up to 55 percent. DuPont™ Teflon® fluoropolymer foam resin FFR 880 is melt-processable and provides similar electrical performance to cables made with expanded PTFE tape.
The increased versatility offers an alternative to expanded PTFE tape. High processing speeds ease the manufacturing process. Also, when used with a gas injection port on the extruder and installation of a nitrogen gas system, the nucleating package in DuPont™ Teflon® fluoropolymer foam resin FFR880 forms uniform foam cells in the insulation — a critical factor in resin stability and electrical performance, particularly in thin-wall applications.
“DuPont is providing greater flexibility for the wire and cable industries with a product that is easily incorporated into current manufacturing technologies,” added Frenk Hulsebosch, global business manager, DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions. “FFR 880 offers a new level of wire and cable performance in micro applications.”
To learn more about DuPont™ Teflon® fluoropolymer foam resin FFR 880, visit www.dupont.com/FFR880.
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