Visit Benvic at Wire 2022 in Hall 11 stand 77
Benvic’s Linkflex HF cabling compounds are a textbook case in point: Intended to complement Benvic’s PVC strengths in the building and construction markets, Linkflex HF is the outcome of developing an adjacent marketplace in the building sector with a new material in a new way. Benvic set about the cabling market in a very pragmatic fashion, firstly by creating a dedicated cable product development team that is staffed with engineers from the customer base in the cable industry.
Based on decades of experience, the Benvic cable team was therefore able to imagine and develop new product solutions for the market and also optimize the material content for existing applications and make it bespoke for new and custom applications. Benvic also saw an opportunity to review and revisit the way its customers typically processed polymer compounds in order to make the finished product. Grange says that ‘there will always be commercial opportunity in improving and fine-tuning the business of plastics processing for our customers. From the beginning our Linkflex team saw that we could make and supply a compound that made for a superior product – and created under easier and less costly conditions.’
After a extensive programme of development and trials Benvic launched its Linkflex Low-Smoke Zero Halogen polymer compounds in 2020. The success with the first customers has meant that Linkflex HF production volumes will be increased in the coming months.
Visitors to Wire 2022 will see that the Linkflex HF product family is mainly designed to comply with new European Construction Products Regulation (CPR) requirements. Initial applications mainly targeted low voltage requirements in the building market.
However, this month’s expansion into new grades, such as Linkflex HFS606 and HFS607 are proof of the original concept; the market need for the basic range has quickly been established and further niches and customised grades are already being produced. In this case, excellent sheathing and fire-resistant properties of compounds are being supplied to the fiber optic and data comms markets. Grange says that ‘the bedrock of our success is always established with our customers. The formula is something a proven ease of material processability goes on to make a product that contains superior performance in useage and all stages are produced and delivered at optimum cost.’
Linkflex HF has been developed and produced at Benvic’s Spanish factory and the contribution of Benvic’s Spanish team has been key to the success of these materials through Europe. Benvic Spain will also play a key role at the upcoming Wire exhibition in Düsseldorf, June 20-24 and will join company executives from Benvic HQ in Chevigny to promote and market all the company’s polymer compounds in the cable and wire sectors. After a four-year hiatus, the current anticipation for the show is high. Over one thousand exhibitors are registered and will occupy 53,210 square metres of space in Halls 9-14
Visit Benvic at Wire 2022 in Hall 11 stand 77, to sample and discuss all of the company’s new and upcoming compounds for the electrical cable industry.