Feeling the heat: Solutions for wire and cable
Today, our Arnitel copolyester is used in cables for automotive headlamps; cables for heat in dry conditions; and convoluted tubing.
In Convoluted tubing Arnitel has excellent chemical and fatigue resistance, offering better durability and easier processing than competing products like TPU.
For class D Cables Arnitel C helps you, on the one hand, reduce weight by reducing the diameter of the copper. On the other hand this material enables you to create ultra-thin coatings. It’s all thanks to great thermal properties that offer high-heat aging performance with a continuous operating temperature rating of 175ºC for 3,000 hours.
In the engine compartment Arnitel is ideal for power distribution cables, battery grounding cables, harness wires, sensor cables and convoluted tubes. The material has low density among high heat materials – which means lower weight, less fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions. We can deliver 50% lower systems costs versus ETFE and the potential to reduce weight and costs even further through miniaturization through the design freedom of plastics. We also have proven halogen-free offerings.
In e-vehicles and electric motors Arnitel is mainly used for convoluted tubes thanks to very high temperature and impact resistance, and improved processing which delivers cost reductions over ETFE. Best of all it’s halogen-free and recyclable.
In heating wires, Arnitel is an ideal material for AdBlue heating, seat and tube heating. It’s highly sustainable, being halogen-free and with no plasticizers. This makes Arnitel perfect for PA12 replacement (and PA11 and PVC replacement). We can also deliver up to 40% lower system costs versus ETFE.
In headlamp cables Arnitel is used for halogen and Xenon lamps as well as LED front lights. It contributes to low outgassing while being halogen-free and of course able to perform at the highest temperatures.