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HDP User Group Announces Completion of Analysis of Halogen Free Cables Project

Cave Creek, Arizona (PRWEB) November 09, 2011

The High Density Packaging Users Group (HDP) headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ announces the completion of its latest project, An Analysis of Halogen Free Cables.

Some studies have alleged that certain halogens have a negative impact on human health and the environment. As a precautionary principle, many electronic manufacturers have publically adopted a position to phase out the use of halogens, such as Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) and Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), to potentially minimize the impact on the environment.

HDP User Group created a project to investigate alternatives to commonly used halogen cable products. This project was led by representatives from Dell Computer Corporation, and had participation from four different compound suppliers, four cable manufacturers and several additional OEMs.

The Analysis of Halogen Free Cables project attempted to capture most cable applications in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry, and after lengthy discussion, members of the project team narrowed the number of cables to 5 categories:

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