KNOXVILLE, TN — Dura-Line announced the release of its newest Conduit and MicroDucts made from a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) material.

Low Smoke Zero Halogen Solution
LSZH Conduit and MicroDucts, ETL verified to UL1685-4 and IEC 60754-1, exhibit properties such as low flame propagation, low smoke generation, zero halogen emissions and low temperature mechanical properties. They are designed for use in applications where smoke, toxic fumes, and acidic gas pose a health risk and possible damage to electronic equipment. Examples include enclosed public areas and poorly ventilated areas such as tunnels, mass transit corridors, behind-the-wall, control rooms, and confined spaces.

“Dura-Line is an industry leader and we have many customers that are looking for products like these,” said Tim Grimsley, senior vice president of business development, U.S. and Canada. “The market is starting to change, and customers are understanding they need a low smoke zero halogen solution. In many cases, it’s the smoke that harms people, not the fire.”

Reducing Risk
LSZH reduces risk and essentially allows more time to escape in the event of an emergency. Dura-Line has invested many years and significant resources in developing this technology to create a family of products that offer reduced smoke under high temperatures and zero halogen emissions.

“Other products produce toxic fumes when they burn,” said Thomas Chung, Ph.D., manager of R&D/New Product Development, U.S. “Not to mention the risk to human life, and damage to the building and equipment. Millions of dollars can be lost because toxic fumes can ruin sensitive equipment like computer servers even if they don’t burn.”