Product News: Materials & Material Processing

Compound produces explosion-proof seals.

Press Release Summary:

Compound produces explosion-proof seals.

Jul 09, 2003 - Chico® SpeedSeal(TM) Compound enables users to install complete explosion-proof seal in less than 5 min via use of 3-step process that involves pumping (to mix), injecting compound, and replacing plug to seal fitting. Compound expands after injection to fill entire fitting, automatically separating conductors. Hardened mass is suitable for use in Class I, Division 1, Groups C and D as well as Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, and G applications.

Original Press Release

Cooper Crouse-Hinds® Introduces the New Chico® SpeedSeal(TM) Compound for Explosionproof Seals

Press release date: Jul 01, 2003

SYRACUSE, NY - The new Chico® SpeedSeal(TM) Compound from Cooper Crouse-Hinds lets you reliably install a complete explosionproof seal in less than five minutes by using a simple three-step process that saves time and money.

Chico® SpeedSeal comes in a pre-measured self-contained applicator, eliminating the need for water or extra mixing containers. Just pump to mix, inject the pre-measured amount, replace the plug and the fitting is sealed.

The Chico SpeedSeal compound expands after injection to tightly fill the entire fitting, automatically separating the conductors. The time-consuming and tedious task of packing fiber to separate the individual conductors is eliminated, saving the end-user 45 minutes. The end-user also saves an average of $45 (US dollars) in labor on every ¾-inch sealing fitting installed.

Chico SpeedSeal Compound will quickly harden to a dense, strong mass that is suitable for use in Class I, Division 1 Groups C & D and Class II, Division 1 Groups E, F & G applications. It is UL Listed and cUL Listed for use with Cooper Crouse-Hinds EYS Sealing Fittings up to 2 inches.

For more information about the new Chico SpeedSeal Compound, or other Cooper Crouse-Hinds products, call, write or e-mail: Cooper Crouse-Hinds at (315) 477-5531, P.O. Box 4999, Syracuse, New York 13221, Or visit our web site at

Cooper Crouse-Hinds, a division of Cooper Industries, Inc. is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of electrical products meeting light and heavy-duty industrial applications with fittings, enclosures, motor controls, industrial lighting, plugs, receptacles and intrinsically safe equipment for abusive, hazardous and corrosive environments.