Glass Fibre Cable

Glass Fibre is a varnished flexible cable insulation that offers excellent heat resistance properties, with the capability of surviving temperatures up to 750 degrees C. Used where high temperature insulation resistance is needed. Making Glass Fibre cables is a relatively slow process, and Glass can be an irritant to individuals who are sensitive to it.

Glass Fibre lacks abrasion resistance and it is common to over braid the cable in steel to increase its resistance to damage. At SK we aim to keep the angle of the braided steel quite high as this prevents the steel armour of the cable sawing through nearby components. Glass Fibre is not suitable for applications where the cable will come into contact with moisture. Glass Fibre can be braided or lapped into single cores, Twin Twisted, Flat Twins and a variety of screened cables.