Northwire to Introduce an Alternative to Traditional PTFE at EWPTE Show May 8-9, 2019

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OSCEOLA, WI – April 04, 2019 – Northwire, Inc. a leading designer and manufacturer of customized technical cables, coil cords, and complete interconnectivity solutions will release a new PTFE conductor insulation and overall jacket material option as an alternative to traditional PTFE at the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo May 8-9 in Milwaukee, WI. This addition to the company’s custom cable capabilities is in response to customer demands for a solution with a thin wall that will withstand extreme temperature environments.

Northwire offers this newly introduced PTFE as an alternative to traditional, ram extruded PTFE. Customers benefit from this more advanced way to process the PTFE conductor insulation and overall jacket material because unlike traditional PTFE, this option from Northwire is well-suited for high volume production, will not suffer from length restrictions, features the thinnest wall on the market, and could even offer a cost savings vs. the original processing technology.

With an operating temperature up to 300°C, Northwire’s PTFE is a well-suited solution for a variety of applications that must perform in harsh environments including the transportation, manufacturing, and healthcare industries to name a few. In addition to the material’s high temperature rating, its compatibility with steam, H2O2, and ETO sterilization techniques make it a great option for multiple use connectivity solutions within medical devices. Additionally, this material is well-suited for clean room applications as it does not release any volatile components.

Cable designed with this new PTFE also features a very low cold flow of 2.5% with minimal deformation at sub-zero temperatures. As a result, the transportation industry will benefit from this enhanced temperature range on both ends of the spectrum, from high heat engine compartments to frigid aerospace applications. 

This material’s high dielectric strength will be an asset to both the transportation and healthcare industries. This feature makes it possible to extrude a thin wall, ultimately reducing the size and weight of the inner conductor wire and/or overall cable, making this material offering a perfect option for applications where spatial constraints and weight reduction are a concern.

Northwire’s newly introduced PTFE high temperature rating also comes in handy at assembly when an application’s termination requires high temperature soldering. Conductors insulated with this new material offering will not shrink back when exposed to high heat, which is a common issue when working with other materials.

Northwire cable design engineers will be present to provide additional information and product samples at the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo at booth #1226 May 8-9, 2019. 

About Northwire

Cable manufacturer Northwire, Inc., a LEMO Group Company, has corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin and engineering and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The technical cable company is your responsive partner for the development and manufacturing of customized interconnectivity solutions for a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, transportation/warehousing, aerospace and defense, construction, natural resources/energy, and beyond.

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