Know-how

The PLASTELEC site has numerous product lines made to various French and international standards. The distinctive feature of our group is its authentic expertise in the development of special hybrid cables for numerous industrial uses.

We have 3 in-house laboratories at group level for developing, testing and validating the mechanical, chemical, electric and fire resistance behaviour of our products. We also work closely with external laboratories such as LCIE, ISSEP, EFECTIS, RATP, TÜV, UL, LNE more particularly for our ELECFEU®, ELECRAIL® and PLASTHERM HF® ranges, which are subject to third-party certification.

The PLASTELEC site is certified ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

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All our production is 100% French. All our cables are made in our plants from raw materials selected by our technical teams to ensure optimal behaviour of our products.

Mastery of the entire manufacturing process:

Stranding:

Production of the strand, the core of the cable. It carries the electric current. We make over 150 types of different strands, the main ones being: bare copper, tinned copper, nickel-plated copper, silver-plated copper, nickel, thermocouple alloy… The distinctive features of these strands are their linear resistance and behaviour at different temperatures. They are selected according to the customer's application. Our strand gauges range from very thin (0.05 mm² AWG 30) to 300 mm².

                 

Extrusion:

We masters the conversion of a bank of over a hundred materials to guarantee the cables' electrical, mechanical, temperature behaviour and chemical resistance properties. The extrusion process is used for insulation, sheathing electric cables or manufacturing tubes and multitubes. We also use coextrusion in particular for double-insulated electric wires. Finally, we also master vertical extrusion for tube design and manufacturing.

        

Assembly:

This stage consists in assembling several separate elements, whether they are identical or different. The assembled elements are then mostly extruded under sheathing. The number of conductor we can assemble varies according to cable gauge, from 128 conductors for small gauges (1.5 mm²) to 5 conductors for larger ones (50 mm²). At group level we also assemble tubes (multitubes comprising 2 to 19 tubes assembled helically).

          

Lapping:

Strand lapping fulfils several functions: protection against electromagnetic interference, thermal protection or even electrical insulation.

     

Textile braiding:

The group has extensive expertise in braiding cables with mineral fibre having the distinctive characteristic of  withstanding extreme temperatures ranging form -60°C to +1100°C.

      

Iron wire braiding:

Our metal braids in steel, stainless steel, tinned copper, silver-plated copper, nickel-plated copper protect our cables against electromagnetic interference or mechanical shocks. We also make flat and round earthing braids.

        

Coating in silicone, resin:

Used in particular for mineral fibre. The coating stage interlocks the fibres, thereby improving the cable's mechanical protection.

            

Compounding:

We have authentic expertise in making silicone rubbers with specially improved fire behaviour properties: fire resistance, fireproofing, self-extinguishing...