Low Smoke Flame Retardant EVA Cable Material

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Regional Research Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram offers process know-how for the manufacture of low smoke flame retardant ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) cable material. The process involves a formulation by blending the components in a steam heated two-roll mill at an rpm of 40 at 120oC followed by compression moulding of the blended material in hydraulic press.

This has advantages of enhanced properties, cost effectiveness and indigenisation using local resources.

Major Machinery Used

Blenders, heaters, two-roll mill, compression moulding etc.


  • Tried out at pilot plant/intermediate scale at NICCO, Kolkata
  • Year first licensed: Not licensed

Economic Information

Minimum economic size: commercial plant 20 tonnes/day,
optimum investment: cost of production about Rs 15 crores

For further information please contact

Regional Research Laboratory (RRL)
Industrial Estate PO, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695019
Tel: 0471 490674 Fax: 0471 490186
Email: rrltvm@md2.vsnl.net.in