Power Cable

Artofil’s waterswellable yarn are a mature and well accepted technology used to prevent all types and sizes of power cables from moisture ingress and water penetration to be able to meet all international cable standards in the most cost effective way available today.

Standard range available: 286 Dtex (257 denier) to 244.000 Dtex (220.000 denier).
Other sizes of specialties on request.

Power cable manufacturers across the globe choose Artofil yarn to water block high, medium and low voltage cables. We offer the broadest range available in the market: water blocking yarn and water blocking fillers for both fresh and saltwater.

Best properties

Artofil’s waterswellable yarn have the best properties:

  • Proven long-term stability, exceeding the regular cable life-span specified today
  • Excellent water absorption capabilities
  • Best performance in saline/salt water
  • Unique gel strength
  • Highest service temperature
  • Clean, particle- and dust free, no lumps
  • High yield ratio

Tailor made to the highest requirements

Serving cable manufacturers for many years, Artofil has become the water blocking yarn expert. Offering the widest range of water blocking and swellable yarn available in the market we act as a one-stop shop for our customers. Artofil yarn is tailor made to each cable design and offers the most cost effective water blocking solution. Constantly developing new technologies, Artofil has acquired several patents on water blocking yarn.

Our yarn meets the highest standards and requirements in the industry and have been tested in numerous cable designs according (inter)national and private standards such as IEC, IEEE, BS, UL, ANSI/ICEA, and many others. Our Yarn is not only qualified to be used in land cables but also in offshore cables and tested in severe salt water conditions.