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Aug 25, 2020
  • Webinar

Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) – What Does it Mean?

We will provide clarity on the confusion of halogen free (HF) and low smoke halogen free (LSHF) product claims in wire and cable industry.

A burning cable

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Aug 25, 2020 11:00am EST


12:00pm EST

There is confusion in the wire and cable industry regarding halogen free (HF) and low smoke halogen free (LSHF) product claims. In this presentation, we will provide clarity regarding these claims.

We will present a summary of current smoke/halogen content standard requirements, discuss newly developed standard activities and the relevant test methods. We will also cover industry demand drivers and why low smoke halogen free products are important. In this presentation, will also identify the demand drivers for these product claims, as well as the safety implications for the wire and cable industry and end users.

These topics will be discussed from the perspectives of certification/standardization, cable compound suppliers and manufacturers.

Non-low smoke halogen free (LSHF) cable that has combusted, generating smoke and fumes.

Halogen Free (HF) and Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) Cable Certification

UL offers halogen free (HF) and low smoke halogen free (LSHF) optional certification marks for all wire and cable categories according to the IEC 62821 series of standards.

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