May 23, 2018

Media coverage: What are the risks of using inexpensive charging cables?

Click here to view the Good Morning America report “Could Inexpensive Chargers Put Your iPhone at Risk?” (original broadcast May 4, 2018)

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

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