02/12/2010

LS Cable becomes the second in the world to develop an environment-friendly distribution cable

In general, distribution cables cross-link (linking linear polymer like a mesh, see glossary) polyethylene in the manufacturing process to use it as an insulating material. In this process, methane, the representative greenhouse gas, is generated. However, the non-cross link cable, developed by LS Cable, adopted non-cross link polypropylene as the insulator, thereby preventing the emission of greenhouse gases.

The greatest advantage of this product is that, since the insulator does not go through the cross-linking process, which is chemical deformation, the insulator can be recycled after the useful life of the cable ends. Also, in developing products using non-cross link polypropylene, LS Cable raised the continuous operating temperature from 90℃ to 110℃, thereby increasing the power transmission capacity of cables by 35%, and successfully making polypropylene more flexible than previously. Accordingly, the use of lighter and more compact cables than before to transmit the same amount of electric power, the company explains, added to user convenience.

In addition, as LS Cable became the second in the world to develop this product in the wake of submarine cables and superconductive cables, the technical competitiveness of LS Cable has been proven to be world-class.
Meanwhile, LS Cable developed various environment-friendly products, such as the indoor environment-friendly lead-free cable called ZeLos, the halogen free flame resistant cable (HFCO), the halogen free insulated cables (HFIX) and the gas-insulated transmission line, taking the lead in invigorating the green business.

“This new product is a reflection of LS Cable’s Green Business Spirit that puts customer satisfaction and environment before everything,” said Mr. Jong-ho Son, President of LS Cable. “Everyone at LS Cable will do their best to make the company Global No. 1 by continuously developing state-of-the-art environment-friendly products.”

Source: LS Cable