Electronic devices and cables are a vital aspect of many industries, from industrial applications to medical devices, consumer products, communications, and more. For devices to function reliably and safely, they need to be able to withstand potentially harsh operating conditions, which often include exposure to water and moisture.

Specially developed water absorption products, such as water absorption yarns, are an essential component of protecting cables and electronic products from water damage. When included inside of a device, these yarns quickly absorb moisture and swell to prevent additional water from entering the cable. Tex Tech manufactures a comprehensive range of super-absorbent yarns that feature enhanced strength and reliable performance.

OASIS Super Absorbent Fiber (SAF) is a proprietary fiber blend designed to absorb moisture immediately, protecting sub-layers within a cable from damage. OASIS SAF products from Tex Tech provide industry-leading performance and are available in both long-staple ring-spun and long-staple wrap-spun styles in a range of sizes and diameters. 

Our Capabilities

Industrial Cable Tex Tech manufactures reliable water-blocking solutions. Our yarns support the production of:

  • Data cables
  • Fiber optic cables
  • Multicore cable wraps and fillers
  • Power cables
  • Watertight conductors

Available in ring-spun and wrap-spun varieties, our yarns are manufactured using super absorbent fibers blended with polyester to produce superior water-blocking capabilities. We provide yarn in several package types, including tubes, cones, and package sizes ranging from 0.5 kg to 17 kgs. As an ISO 9001 certified company, we adhere to all manufacturing best practices. In-process testing is performed using coordinate measuring machines (CMM) and products receive a certificate of conformity upon release. 

OASIS Materials from Tex Tech

Swellable Yarn OASIS yarns are specially designed to protect cables from water ingress using super absorbent yarns. They minimize water penetration and restrict potential cable damage. At Tex Tech, our yarns are produced using 70% recycled fiber. Our OASIS swellable yarns are available from 500 denier to 270,000 denier, in a range of thicknesses to meet the needs of varying applications.

Industries such as power, data and telecommunications, and fiber-optic cables all rely on these products for applications such as cross laying, watertight conductors, and fillers between and over multicore cables. All Tex Tech yarns are designed to provide outstanding performance in the most challenging environments, delivering benefits such as:

  • Clean and efficient product build
  • High swell rate
  • Superior absorption
  • High tenacity strength
  • Effective blocking of water ingress

Tex Tech manufactures OASIS Super Absorbent Yarn, which comes in a range of both long-staple ring-spun and long-staple wrap-spun style super absorbent yarns. These proprietary fiber blends are uniquely designed to be highly absorbent. When they come into contact with moisture, they immediately swell to create a barrier that prevents the moisture from further entering a cable or electronic product. In addition to their industry-leading swelling and absorption properties, OASIS Super Absorbent Yarn products also provide the most consistent performance among similar products. These products deliver superior strength and are a cleaner option than comparable coated yarns, generating less dust. They are available in a range of sizes and diameters to meet the needs of diverse applications. 

Your Source for High-Performance Materials

Cables and sensitive electronics require specialized materials to ensure reliability in challenging environments. Tex Tech manufactures super absorbent yarns that provide industry-leading moisture protection. We have more than 100 years of experience in the technical textile industry and are committed to delivering the most cutting-edge textile and yarn solutions on the market. 

Our manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia create more than 7,000 products used across diverse and demanding industries. To learn more about our water absorption products or to get started on your personalized solution, contact us or request a quote today. 

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