Vinyl Coated Wire and Cable
> Code Compliance. All wire and cable products are required to meet a set of application specific performance standards including ultraviolet (UV) resistance, temperature (dry and wet), and flame retardancy. Vinyl jacketing of wire and cable has been used since World War II and was originally adopted by the US Navy following a fatal submarine fire aboard a vessel using natural materials.
> Fire Safety. As a polymer that resists combustion, vinyl is one of the few materials meeting the stringent National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements for insulating electrical and data transmission cables, including in plenum applications.
> Resource Conservation. Vinyl electrical products are extremely durable and can withstand a range of tough conditions, including exposure to the elements, abrasion during installation and use and more. The high abrasion resistance of vinyl wire insulation eliminates the need for a separate jacketing in many cases. Ultraviolet inhibitors give vinyl electrical products excellent weatherability. Vinyl can also be formulated to be resistant to oil, gasoline and most chemicals. Unlike many rubbers, it is inherently resistant to ozone. Vinyl has good dielectric strength, meaning that it can withstand relatively high voltages without breaking down, and high electrical resistivity, which makes it an excellent insulator. These factors have combined to make vinyl the preferred material in wire and cable.