Group fight EU cable standard

Verespej, Mike
May 2006
Plastics News;5/1/2006, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that a number of plastics associations in Europe and the U.S. hope to derail a proposed fire safety standard for wire and cable in the European Union (EU) that they said effectively would ban the use of PVC and fluorinated plastics in cable insulation from the European market. Sources estimate that 4 billion linear feet of cable is sold annually in Europe, with PVC accounting for more than half of those sales. Exports from the U.S. account for just a small portion. Last month's proposal, part of the EU Construction Products Directive, calls for an acidity test to determine the fire rating of those products.


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