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New PolyOne Geon Plenstar Cable Jackets for Telecommunication Cables

Press Release Summary:

PolyOne introduces the new Geon Plenstar plenum cable jackets. The product features fire resistance and UL approval with a temperature rating of 75 degree Celsius and are rated Cat 3 to Cat 6. The jacketing is able to pass the UL 444 rating.

Original Press Release:

New Geon Plenstar Series for Telecommunication Cables Launched at IWCS

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – October 15, 2018 – Today at the IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, PolyOne announced availability of the new Geonä Plenstarä series of fire-resistant, plenum cable jacketing.

Answering the market need for flame retardance and low smoke performance, the Plenstar series includes five grades of cable jacketing materials.  All meet UL approvals for plenum applications and provide the robust physical properties required for telecommunications cables.

“The Geon brand has a long history of supplying vinyl solutions in the wire and cable industry,” said Jim Mattey, global marketing director, Performance Products and Solutions, at PolyOne. “We are excited to provide multiple grades of plenum materials supported by our unsurpassed regulatory, processing and material science expertise.”

Addressable applications for the Plenstar series are Cat 3 to Cat 6 multi-conductor cables with a 75°C UL temperature rating, passing UL 444.  Customization is possible for modified performance enhancements as needed, and custom colors can be developed as well. 

PolyOne is exhibiting at IWCS 2018 in booth #227.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2017 revenues of $3.2 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is an ACC Responsible Care® certified company committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit


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