Plasticisers in external cables

Through this criterion, the use of plasticisers that are hazardous to the environment or human health in power cables is avoided.

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The following plasticisers (phthalates) must not be present in external power cables:

  • DEHP (CAS No.117-81-7)

  • BBP (CAS No. 85-68-7)

  • DBP (CAS No. 84-74-2)

  • DIBP (CAS No. 84-69-5).

The maximum allowed concentration is 0.1% by weight of the cable mantle’s polymer material per phthalate.