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Cables that suffer damage can start to take on water. If a SAF™-containing tape or superabsorbent water-blocking yarn is incorporated into the cable during manufacture, it will rapidly absorb the liquid at the point of damage and swell to form a gel, blocking any further water ingress. Any resulting cable disruption is then minimal, fully contained and easy to locate and repair.  

Benefits to yarns/tape manufacturers:

  • Ease of integration during yarn/tape manufacture
  • Uniformed distribution of super absorbent material
  • Potential combination with cable strengthening materials
  • Smooth, dry finish

Benefits to cable manufacturers:

  • Rapid Absorption/High Capacity
  • Can aid cable design
  • Easier handling and installation with less mess/clean up

Our technology has many possibilities. If you have an idea you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Cable technology specialist .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or complete one of our enquiry forms

Trial samples can also be purchased at our online shop