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Published on 8/6/2008

AWC eUpdate Newsletter August 2008

Why choose Halogen Free Cables?

Halogen Free Cable

In response to increased health concerns regarding halogenated products, Allied Wire and Cable is proud to offer halogen-free cables, a high-performing, clean, safe alternative.

What makes halogen-free cables safer? They don't contain the reactive elements of the halogen family, such as chlorine and fluorine, which create toxic, corrosive fumes when burned. These fumes form an acid when mixed with water, including moisture found in lungs and eyes.

Since the smoke caused by burning halogenated products is so dangerous, governments are now moving to introduce stricter halogen cable regulations. In response, more and more manufacturers are switching to halogen-free options.

Halogen-free cables emit drastically lower levels of carbon monoxide - sometimes as much as 360% less carbon output! Halogen-free cables also produce fewer of the air-borne particles which are the makeup of smoke.

These cables are great for all types of applications, including shipbuilding, in industrial plants, and in any heavily-populated location, such as a mall or airport.

For a quote on halogen-free cable, please speak with your sales representative or browse through our selection of halogen-free cables, including:

Nearly all of our Flexible Control and Automation Cables come in Halogen-Free versions. Please contact your sales representative with any questions you may have or email us at customerservice@awcwire.com.



Manufacturer Price Increase Alert

Wire Price Increase Alert

Two major manufacturers have announced price increases for the upcoming months:

Lapp USA: Sept 2, 2008. This will affect the following product lines:
Olflex and Unitronic Wire & Cable: The average increase will be 9%.
PIC Connectors: The average increase will be 4%.
Skintop products: The average increase will be 15%.
HellermannTyton: November 3, 2008.


Allied Wire Makes Inc. 5000

Inc. 5000

Allied Wire and Cable is proud to announce that we have been named among Inc. Magazine's Top 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies! The full list, including AWC, is featured in the September 1, 2008 edition of Inc. Magazine.



Announcing AWC's Pro Football Pick 'Em Challenge

AWC's Pro Football Pick 'Em Challenge

Want an HDTV...for free? The kids are at school and the A/C's off, so it's time to get in the pool - the Allied Wire and Cable Pro Football Pick 'Em Challenge Football Pool, that is! September 4th is the season kickoff, so start planning your picks now. With these great prizes, the NFL won't be doing all the winning this season:

  • Grand Prize Season Winner: Brand-New, Flat-Panel HDTV
  • 2nd and 3rd Place Season Winners: iPod
  • Weekly winners: Allied Prize Pack overflowing with goodies

Pro Football Pick 'Em Challenge is open to everyone in Purchasing and Engineering. Visit football.awcwire.com to make your selections now!



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