Cicoil’s talc-free flat cables are designed for motion applications

Cicoil talc free motion flat cables

For motion applications that require flexible and lightweight cable designs, Cicoil offers highly flexible flat cables as the healthy alternative to round PVC cables that contain talcum powder/talc.

Talc contains toxins and irritants which contaminate sensitive environments and can be difficult to work with during the cable termination process.

Unfortunately, many round cables manufactured with PVC materials require the use of talc as an internal lubricant to prevent inner wires from sticking together during flexing applications.

Unlike these cables, Cicoil’s highly flexible flat cables are PVC-free and do not contain talc, fillers, tapes or any potential hazardous materials.

Flat cables also have greater surface-to-volume ratio than talc-filled round cables, consequently having higher efficiency in dissipating heat.

This allows a higher current level for a given temperature rise and conductor cross-section.

Unfortunately for some round cable manufacturers, the elimination of talc in their designs will be exposed to heat build-up, conductors sticking together and ultimately cable failure.

Cicoil’s patented extrusion process allows individual conductors, pairs and even tubing to be placed in a small, flat profile, precisely controlling the spacing of each component, insulation thickness and the overall cable shape.

Each component is separately encased in a solid, one-piece construction, ensuring that they do not rub against each other and wear during a lifetime of 15 million flexing cycles.

The rectangular cross-section also allows multiple flat cables to stack, or layer, with almost no wasted dead space between cables, providing maximum conductor density for a given volume.

In addition, the Halogen-free outer jacket is self-healing from small punctures and will not wear, crack or deform due to long term exposure to vibration, sunlight, temperature extremes (-65° to 165°C), acid, submersion in water, sea ice, steam, coarse sand, flames, radiation, alcohol, mechanical stress, humidity, ozone, UV light, high altitudes, autoclave and many chemicals.

Standard “off the shelf” flat cables are available for immediate delivery and cable assemblies, complete with connectors are offered in 3, 6 and 12 ft lengths.

Cicoil offers low-friction coatings, custom shape and torsion designs by request.

Cicoil’s Talc-Free Flat Cables are UL Recognized, CE Conforming, RoHS & REACH Compliant, Class 1 Clean Room Rated, are manufactured in an automated, climate controlled environment.



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