Halogen Free Legislation and the EU

10 12 2010

Halogens are a group of elements that include: fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine. PVC is a halogen compound typically used in cabling. Find out more about halogen free legislation.

They are found in computers, too and are used because they are good fire retardant substances. The Basel Action Network in the US claims that computers, including laptops and PCs, contain up to 27 different metals that can be dangerous.

More electrical manufacturers are going halogen free in their wiring systems, because of Halogen Free Legislation. For electrical manufacturers to use halogen free wire it increases compliance with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) requirements.

EU Compliant Halogen Free Cable Suppliers

Halogen free is far more environmentally friendly, too, as the cable is easier to dispose of compared to other forms of cabling that emit toxic gasses when burned.

There are a number of manufacturers of halogen free cable that provide halogen free cable that meets EU legislation requirements, among them is global supplier 3M.

They can also supply shielded cable, coaxial cable, multi-core cabling and more. Challenger Components is a leading supplier in the UK of 3M halogen free cable. They can supply all of your halogen free cabling needs.

Challenger Components Ltd is one of the leading distributors in the UK of connectors, cooling solutions and static control products.

Visit: www.challengercomponents.com for more information and to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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