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TREOTHAM Trading has made an agreement with PMA of Switzerland to distribute throughout Australia its entire range of polyamide conduit systems for protecting cables and electrical wirings.

Being totally fire resistant, PMA's polyamide equipment is gaining ground internationally in markets traditionally occupied by PVC conduits.

"The drawback with PVC conduits is that the conduit itself is destroyed by fire, therefore potentially destroying everything inside it that it is supposed to protect," Mikael Paltoft, managing director of Treotham Trading, said.

"In applications in Europe, polyamide has shown itself to be a better conduit than the PVC on public buildings and railway stations etc because it not only resists potential fire danger, it does not become brittle in air conditioning systems and remains unaffected by constant direct sunlight.

"PMA has about 75 per cent of the market of railway applications for nylon conduits due to its products' ability to remain totally oil and chemical resistant.

"PMA replaces all types of metallic conduits so as to standardise retrofits into single source material and is further streamlined by quick fittings and don't need to be maintained," Paltoft said.

"IP68 waterproofing rating also ensures they are suitable for marine applications and the shipping industry."

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