Global Patent Index - EP 0918338 B1

EP 0918338 B1 20000329 - Encapsulating composition for use on spliced cable

Title (en)

Encapsulating composition for use on spliced cable

Title (de)

Einbettzusammensetzung für gespleisstes Kabel

Title (fr)

Composition d'encapsulage pour câble épissé


EP 0918338 B1 20000329 (EN)


EP 98309194 A 19981110


US 97413897 A 19971119

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0918338A1] An encapsulating material for use on the spliced connections of cable connectors is disclosed. The encapsulating material protects the spliced connections from signal disruptions attributable to both moisture and debris transported onto the cable connectors by insects. The encapsulating material is a mixture of a styrene-rubber block copolymer and a microbe-resistant extender material. Microbe-resistant extender materials that are hydrophobic include branched hydrocarbon compounds and silicon compounds. The encapsulating material optionally includes polyethylene. The polyethylene improves the flow resistance of the encapsulating material.

IPC 1-7

H01B 7/28

IPC 8 full level

C08L 53/00 (2006.01); C08L 101/00 (2006.01); H01B 7/28 (2006.01); H01B 7/282 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

H01B 7/28 (2013.01); H01B 7/282 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0918338 A1 19990526; EP 0918338 B1 20000329; DE 69800110 D1 20000504; DE 69800110 T2 20001116; JP H11256054 A 19990921

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 98309194 A 19981110; DE 69800110 T 19981110; JP 32872298 A 19981119