HaloarrestXLink LSZH Thermoset Jacket from Belden Offers Non-toxic Cable Solution for Industrial Markets

  HaloarrestXLink LSZH Thermoset Jacket from Belden Offers Non-toxic Cable
  Solution for Industrial Markets

Business Wire

ST. LOUIS -- January 30, 2013

Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC) a global leader in signal transmission solutions for
mission-critical applications, announces the availability of its
HaloarrestXLink LSZH Thermoset Jacket, which offers a non-toxic cable solution
for demanding industrial markets including oil and gas, utility and power
generation, transportation, petrochemical and mining. This jacket material
offers optimal oil, abrasion and high temperature resistance using a low smoke
zero halogen (LSZH) compound. HaloarrestXLink jackets can be specified for any
600V Belden instrumentation or control cable.

Thermoset Jacket Solution for Industrial Applications

HaloarrestXLink thermoset jackets do not melt at any level of heat or when
exposed to flame, protecting workers and preventing damage to expensive
machinery. Like Belden’s LSZH thermoplastic jackets, HaloarrestXLink thermoset
jackets provide a safe, non-toxic, non-corrosive alternative for organizations
that prefer to use non-halogenated products. Belden offers two thermoset
jacketing options: HaloarrestXLink-1, which is compliant with the UL-1277 Oil
Res I requirement and HaloarrestXLink-2, which is compliant with the UL-1277
Oil Res II requirement.

Safety Concerns Growing

In Europe and increasingly in the United States, safety concerns are
encouraging the adoption of LSZH jackets in areas where there is limited
ventilation, sensitive equipment or unprotected human or animal populations
that could be exposed to toxic fumes. In many countries, non-halogenated cable
is now the standard.

Halogen-containing polymers, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and fluorinated
ethylene propylene (FEP), are inherently flame retardant, however, when
halogens do burn, they produce smoke and acid gas that are toxic and
corrosive, posing a threat to both humans and equipment. Halogenated cable can
release acid gases that sear the eyes, nose, mouth, and throat. The fumes can
disorient workers, preventing them from escaping a blaze. They can also cause
severe respiratory damage.

Safety and Reliability

The HaloarrestXLink LSZH Thermoset Jacket has been tested against many common
and uncommon environmental corrosives. It is industry-approved for
installations and applications that require oil resistance, weather and sun
resistance, abrasion resistance and resistance to oxidation, acid and ozone.
Installations of HaloarrestXLink-jacketed cable provide safety without
compromising reliability, thus mitigating the risk of downtime related to
cable failure.


The HaloarrestXLink jacket is available for order now in North and South

For more information on Belden’s HaloarrestXLink LSZH Thermoset Jacket,
request Capabilities Bulletin # 0022, visit www.Belden.com or call
1-800-BELDEN-1 (1-800-235-3361).

About Belden

St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells connectivity
solutions for markets including industrial, enterprise, and broadcast. It has
approximately 6,800 employees, and has manufacturing capabilities in North
America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in nearly
every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader
with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For
more information, visit www.belden.com.

Belden, Belden Sending All The Right Signals, Haloarrest and the Belden logo
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belden Inc. or its affiliated
companies in the United States and other jurisdictions. Belden and other
parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.


Belden Inc.
Jim Krachenfels, 510-580-2767
Breakthru Communications
Barbara Kline, 505-899-5878
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