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Helukabel Uses Nanotechnology on Cable Jackets
New cable coating washes clean with just plain water.
Elgin, IL — Helukabel has recently introduced a new cable jacket coating to enhance the cable and wire surface cleaning process. Known as CLEAN Plus, the new coating uses nanotechnology to create a lotus effect on cable jackets, which prevents the adherence of harmful substances such as oils, greases, paints, and sludge. The so-called lotus effect stems from flora, where it can be found on the lotus flower and other plant species. On the surface of its leaves are tiny protrusions only a few microns thick and coated with tiny wax-like crystals. This surface causes water droplets and dirt particles to have limited contact with the leaf, preventing adhesion. Spherical water droplets slide off the leaves removing any dirt particles attached.

Helukabel was able to create this same effect on the surface of cables using nanotechnology in order to make cable jacket surfaces simpler to clean. Should there be any surface contamination, the cable can easily be wiped off using a cloth and water. If the soiling is heavier, high pressure washers and steam cleaners can also be used without the need for aggressive detergents, which over time can degrade the outer jacket and affect cable performance. Cables and wires coated with CLEAN Plus have excellent non-stick properties and are suitable for numerous applications, such as the construction industry, workshops, medical technology, and the food and beverage industry, since the coating uses food safe materials. The coating properties have been tested according to DIN EN ISO 1998.

Helukabel will not only treat new cables with this environmentally-friendly coating, but will also use it on its already existing product portfolio.


Contact Helukabel USA, 1490 Crispin Dr., Elgin, IL 60123 847-930-5118 fax: 847-622-8766 sales@helukabel.com Web:
http://www.helukabel.com

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