To coincide with the launch of Prysmian’s Afumex range of low smoke zero halogen
cables (LSOH) the company has introduced a new dedicated website, www.afumexcables.co.uk. The
portal is the source of information for the entire range, including Afumex 6491B,
Afumex 6242B, Afumex BS6742 and Afumex LSX.
Afumex is specifically designed for use in today’s modern buildings in place of
the standard PVC cabling that can be so hazardous in the event of fire. In the early stages of a
fire, the primary danger is not flame but toxic gas and studies* have shown lethal conditions can
arise in buildings as quickly as 3 minutes after fire breaks out with most deaths due to being
overcome by gas or smoke. It therefore makes sense to use a cable that does not give off hazardous
gas or smoke and contribute to flame spread.
On a separate note, according to the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI), 27% of all UK fires
are attributed to faulty wiring and cabling and 20% of all cables within the UK supply chain are
unsafe, unapproved or fraudulent.
Afumex quality assured cables are reliable and proven low smoke zero halogen, flame retardant
cables unlike their PVC counterparts or the large volume of counterfeit, unsafe and non approved
cables circulating in the marketplace.
In fact, all Afumex branded products meet or exceed the cable construction standard, the low
smoke standard, the zero halogen standard and the flame retardant standard.
Afumex provides excellent resistance to ignition and flame spread, producing very low levels
of smoke and virtually no acidic gases when burnt, safeguarding human life and protecting buildings
Content accessible on the new www.afumexcables.co.uk website includes data sheets, technical
papers, ERA test reports, articles,
details of associated Afumex components, BASEC certificates and information for technical
submissions. Visit www.afumexcables.co.uk for more information.