High performance materials for wires and cables

The world of cable materials

With a unique understanding of customers' requirements, ranging from permanent installations to highly dynamic applications, we have developed a comprehensive range of high performance materials and solutions.

Deep knowledge combined with wide experience

Our central Research and Development organisation works out of laboratories in Upplands Väsby and Söderfors, Sweden. Our expertise is focused on mechanical, electrical and chemical properties of polymer materials and cables, the understanding of standards and norms, and the test and measurement of materials and finished products. The laboratories are equipped with the latest test and measurement instruments.

In addition to our central organisation, each factory has its own competence in cable or harness design and relevant process technology. 

Cable components in brief: 

Conductor (wire)

The central component of any cable, the conductor is the term for the metallic wire or wires that carry the signal and/or power through the cable. Learn more of which conductor that suits best for your application.

Insulation

Insulation refers to the layer of plastic applied directly over the conductor. Chemically pure materials are often ideal for use as insulation. Read more about our insulation material options. 

Shielding (screening, braiding)

Shielding can be applied for mechanical, electrical and magnetic protection. There are different options to choose from.

Sheathing (jacket)

Sheating refers to the outer-most layer of plastic that is applied to a cable. The sheath (or jacket as it is also commonly known as) is there to provide mechanical protection for the insulated cores and other components within a cable. Depending on the environment, the material should have different properties.

Tapes (binders) and fillers

Tapes, or binders, and fillers are applied to improve flexibility or roundness of the cable. They support and protect the insulation and sheath and make the production easier, allowing components fit together more easily when cabled (or twisted) together. Explore the diffent options.