Halogen Free Wire System Wins Award

26 11 2010

A halogen free wiring system has been named as a top 10 green building product by a respected US environmental directory. Find out why halogen free wiring is growing in popularity.

BuildingGreen, publisher of the GreenSpec Directory and Environmental Building News (EBN), as part of it’s ninth annual top-10 Green Building Products guide, which recognizes top green and environmentally friendly building products, has included a halogen free wiring system in it’s top ten for the first time.

Developed by US and Canadian company Electec, the halogen free wiring system, was included because it’s modular wiring system contains no halogens (bromine, chlorine, or fluorine) and no heavy metals.

The award shows how increasingly important halogen free wiring and cable systems are becoming to the construction industry.

But why use halogen free cable in the first place?

There are a number of reasons why it is becoming far more popular to use in construction and manufacturing. Halogen free cable and wiring is becoming increasingly popular in many different areas because it increases compliance with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) directives.

Low smoke and halogen free wiring is increasingly necessary to protect against the risk of toxic gas emissions occurring during a fire.  Halogen free cables are engineered and designed so that emissions during a fire offer low toxicity and low smoke.

Buy Halogen Free Cable

There are a number of manufacturers of halogen free cable, among them is global supplier 3M. They can also supply shielded cable, coaxial cable, multi-core cabling and more.

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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