CommScope says its enterprise cables comply with environmental regulations

Dec. 19, 2005 - Products meet RoHS directive requirements.

CommScope, Inc. has announced that all enterprise cables now manufactured are in compliance with industry environmental regulations that are scheduled to become effective in mid-2006.

CommScope has virtually eliminated lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, mercury and polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) from its enterprise cables to meet the requirements of the "Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances" (RoHS) directive.

All twisted pair, optical fiber and coaxial cables produced under the CommScope Systimax and Uniprise brands in the company's plants in Claremont, NC; Bray, Ireland; Brisbane, Australia; Jaguariuna, Brazil and its wholly-owned subsidiary in Omaha, NE, now comply with these requirements.

The RoHS regulations prohibit the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment as well as in their materials and components such as some cable products. The European Union is implementing programs to ensure compliance by July 1, 2006. The State of California in the U.S. has already adopted similar regulations. Other U.S. states either have already adopted or are considering implementing similar regulations in the future, as are countries such as China.

"We have achieved a significant environmental milestone," says Sandra Young, CommScope's global vice president of enterprise solutions marketing. "CommScope has always had a commitment to manufacturing environmentally friendly cable. Our 'green' product development philosophy has made this compliance effort easier for us and has helped us stay ahead of the industry."

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