Ty-Fast® Ag+® bacteria-resistant cable ties

Thomas & Betts Corporation
Ty-Fast® Ag+® bacteria-resistant cable ties

Ty-Fast® Ag+® bacteria-resistant cable ties, new from Thomas & Betts (T&B), a member of the ABB Group, are the industry’s first cable ties to inhibit microbial growth, which helps to reduce infection rates and the spread of bacteria.
Molded from an FDA-compliant nylon resin blended with an EPA-registered antimicrobial silver ion additive, patent-pending Ty-Fast Ag+ bacteria-resistant cable ties prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi and mold on the cable ties’ surfaces. Third-party testing has indicated that Ty-Fast Ag+ bacteria-resistant cable ties reduce common bacteria on the cable ties’ surfaces by more than 99.9 percent.

Tests were compliant with ISO22196, Measurement of Antibacterial Activity on Plastic Surfaces, and measured the additive’s effect on Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria specimens.

Industries that are contamination sensitive, such as health care, food processing and preparation, pharmaceuticals, and medical device manufacturing, face the challenge of maintaining a clean environment in the presence of heat, moisture and organic materials. When using cable ties in these applications, their notches and grooves provide a hospitable environment for bacteria and other microbes. Ty-Fast Ag+ bacteria-resistant cable ties provide a cable-bundling solution that resists microbial contamination.

Since the early 20th Century, silver has been known to inhibit microbial growth, and valued as a bactericide and for its low toxicity to animal cell tissue. With the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, it has re-emerged as an antibacterial agent in some applications.

Ty-Fast Ag+ bacteria-resistant cable ties are UL® recognized, RoHS and FDA compliant, and fungus inert in accordance with the MIL-T-152B standard. Their operating temperature range is minus 40 to 85 degrees Celsius (minus 40 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit) and their flammability rating is UL94V-2.
The antimicrobial efficacy of Ty-Fast Ag+ bacteria-resistant cable ties lasts a minimum of two years from manufacture under normal-use conditions.

Other Products by Thomas & Betts Corporation

  • SuperClean™ offset spacer

    SuperClean™ offset spacer

    Many food and beverage plants are installing wall offsets to secure their equipment and service lines away from walls and other permanent surfaces. The SuperClean™ offset allows for 360-degree cleaning of all parts in NFC Zone 2 food and beverage preparation areas, which is a requirement of new food safety standards.

  • Elastimold® Advanced Connection System – Shear Bolt

    Elastimold® Advanced Connection System – Shear Bolt

    The Elastimold® Advanced Connection System – Shear Bolt, new from Thomas & Betts® (T&B®), a member of the ABB Group, installs with a standard wrench and without additional components.

    The simplified installation of the Elastimold Advanced Connection System – Shear Bolt enables underground cable connections to be made more safely and quickly.

  • Carlon® Fittings

    Carlon® Fittings

    Carlon® fittings from Thomas & Betts (T&B), a member of the ABB Group, are among the only non-metallic fittings for electrical boxes that can be installed from either the inside or outside of the box.

    The new Carlon fittings are UL® Listed and CSA™ certified, and are certified for one or two sheathed cables.

  • Steel City® RPT6 Recessed Poke-Through Floor Box

    Steel City® RPT6 Recessed Poke-Through Floor Box

    Steel City® RPT6 recessed poke-through floor boxes, new from Thomas & Betts (T&B), provide maximized capacity for power and communications wiring in single-core drill locations at the second floor and above in commercial buildings.

    The recessed service conceals devices below the floor level for 6-inch holes.