January 29, 2018

UL Offers a More Complete Solution for Buyers of LSHF Cable by Issuing “Halogen Free” (HF) Safety Certification to Scapa

The Industry Now Has The First Tape Supplier That Can Provide UL HF Recognized Products


The use of low-smoke, halogen-free (LSHF) cables in commercial and residential building projects can help reduce equipment damage and reduce smoke toxicity. However, there remains much confusion among manufacturers, product specifiers and contractors about exactly what the LSHF designation means, and the extensive, standards-based testing that is required to ensure that a cable fully complies with…

January 12, 2018

UL issues First UL 3992 performance verification of patch cords to Sentinel Connectors System

Certifying performance helps address industry concerns about degrading performance issues associated with patch cords


Patch cords are considered by the industry as the weakest element in a communications cabling system due to the variance in patch cord performance, resulting from inferior or sub-standard connectors, materials, cable assembly or manufacturing process.  Yet, the performance of a patch cord is crucial to a computer network’s speed and performance. An empirical study…

November 8, 2017

NMX-J-588-ANCE-2017: Seasonal and holiday decorative products: Safety requirements

On August 9th, 2017, it was published in the Official Gazette the new NMX-J-588-ANCE-2017 standard for Seasonal and holiday decorative products: Safety requirements , that will be enforced 90 days after its publications (November 7th, 2017). This new standard replace the old applicable requirements stated on the NMX-J-521/1-ANCE-2012 standard for Household and similar electrical appliances:… read more

October 4, 2017

Bringing clarity to the safety of cabling: UL Issues “Low Smoke Halogen Free” (LSHF) Safety Certification to 3M’s AWM for Global Market

July 24, 2017

BULLETIN: Decorative Lighting Strings