UL Wire & Cable Awards First CMR Low-Smoke, Halogen-Free Designation to Superior Essex

August 27, 2015

Superior Essex is the first cable manufacturer listed as CMR – Low Smoke, Halogen-free (LSHF) by UL Wire & Cable, a division of the safety science company Underwriters Laboratories, for its CAT 6+ CMR LSHF premises copper cables. This designation was awarded in accordance with the latest version of the IEC 62821-1,-2 and -3 standards, and is valid not only for the cable but also for any compounds or materials used in the cable, from cable jacketing and insulation to its ColorTip circuit identification system.

“After the release of the IEC 62821 standards and in accordance with our transparency policy, it was an obvious step for us to work with UL Wire & Cable to have the first UL CMR-LSHF listing,” said Will Bryan, Vice President of Marketing at Superior Essex. “Adding the UL LSHF surface mark on our cables helps reinforce our industry leadership.”

“We value transparency and safety in the wire and cable industry,” said Steven Galan, director of UL Wire & Cable, “and our testing and certification procedure enables manufacturers, designers and other key stakeholders to substantiate claims through UL’s trusted third-party certification and offer cables compliant to the latest standard for the benefits of their customers.”

Superior Essex CAT 6+ CMR LSHF cable are designed for applications where low-smoke and fire safety are critical, such as in-building riser spaces. These cables easily surpasses the Grade 2 requirements specified in the ANSI/TIA/EIA-570-B Residential Telecommunications standard, and CAT 6 compliance ensures these cables will support 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet.

Superior Essex CAT 6+ LSHF cables are the first and only CAT 6+ CMR LSHF cables to be manufactured in a Zero Waste to Landfill facility, and the industry’s only CAT 6+ CMR LSHF cable that does not require a cross-filler or divider in its configuration while still exceeding industry specifications, providing increased flexibility and easier handling during installation.

For more information regarding CAT 6+ LSHF cables, please visit our product page.

Contact your inside sales representative for questions regarding pricing and availability.


About Superior Essex
Superior Essex International LP is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cable, wire and accessory products serving the communications industry, energy industry and related distribution markets for over 80 years. Product lines include Indoor and Outside Plant (OSP) copper and fiber data cables, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) coaxial cables and accessories, Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) closures, fire alarm/security (FAS) cables, and low/medium voltage energy cable products and accessories. Superior Essex International LP is a subsidiary of Superior Essex Inc. SuperiorEssex.com

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