UV Resistant Cable Ties Strong after 10,000 hours in Hell

Kynar PVDF in PV Field

Strong-Ty™ Cable Ties with Kynar® PVDF: unchanged after long-term UV exposure

 

Wire and cable management on the photovoltaic backplane is critical for safety and electrical production continuity. Why jeopardize an entire array installation with cable ties made from substandard materials? Even behind photovoltaic panels, polyamide and polyethylene cable ties will fail in reflected UV radiation. It’s only a question of time.

Arkema, the manufacturer of Kynar® PVDF, has completed a 10,000-hour Xenon arc accelerated weather exposure. The results show that all versions of Kynar Flex® have very little change in either tensile strength or elongation and show that Strong-Ty cable ties are the most UV resistant cable ties available today.

Strong-Ty™ Cable Ties are made with Kynar® PVDF and provide maximum UV resistant cable ties for photovoltaic applications

This long-term exposure to UV builds on a more than 50-year exposure history of Kynar 500® to sunlight in a south Florida testing center.  Video showing test results from this ongoing study can be seen here. Strong-Ty™ cable ties are made from 100% Kynar® PVDF and provide the maximum UV resistance for PV wire and cable management. Available in a natural color, Strong-Ty™ cable ties do not require the addition of carbon black or UV inhibitors to provide long-term dependable outdoor performance.

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