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RR Kabel Launches ‘Firex LS0H-EBXL’ Cable for Residential and Commercial Applications

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RR Kabel Ltd., an Indian cable and wire manufacturer, launched its ‘Firex LS0H-EBXL’ cable on 9th June 2024. Following this, RR Kabel unveiled this product during an event held on 10th June 2024 at Holiday Inn Cochin, Kochi, Kerala.

RR Kabel’s Managing Director, Mr. Shreegopal Kabra was present at the event, which was attended by “…industry leaders, trade partners and stakeholders” as per RR Kabel’s press release.

Low Smoke Zero Halogen Cable With e-Beam X-Linked Polymer for Domestic Market

‘Firex LS0H-EBXL’, launched for the Indian market, features a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) compound with electron beam (e-beam) cross-linking. E-beam cross-linking is a process which uses accelerated electrons to alter the chemical bonds in a polymer. This process augments the polymer’s heat resistance capabilities and adds structural strength to the polymer.

‘Firex LS0H-EBXL’ is compliant with Europen Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Conformité Européenne (CE), and Construction Products Regulation (CPR) standards.

RR Kabel’s release cited CEA’s 2023 regulations for the use of halogen-free wires and cables in public and commercial establishments, and added, “…Firex LS0H- EBXL is perfectly positioned to meet this critical safety need across India’s construction sector.

‘Firex LS0H-EBXL’ Suitable for Extreme Operating Temperatures, Higher Current Carrying Capacity

RR Kabel’s ‘Firex LS0H-EBXL’ has been designed to function in temperatures ranging from -25 degree Celsius to +110 degree Celsius. This is the continuous operating temperature range of the cable. Apart from this, ‘Firex LS0H-EBXL’ offers a high short-circuit temperature which, as stated by RR Kabel, is 85% higher than that of PVC wires.

Further, ‘Firex LS0H-EBXL’ has a 103% higher current carrying capacity as compared to traditional wires.

“Commitment to Innovation, Safety, and Sustainability” – RR Kabel MD

During the unveiling event, Mr. Kabra said, “RR Kabel has consistently pioneered product innovations that positively impact people’s lives. Firex LS0H-EBXL is another stride in this direction, exemplifying our commitment to innovation, safety, and sustainability”.

Mr. Kabra has been a prominent voice for the importance of safety and quality of electric cables and wires. At the Cable & Wire Fair 2023, he had spoken on the theme of safety and quality, and had expressed his concern about most wire and cable offerings in the Indian market being sub-standard. On multiple ocassions, Mr. Kabra has emphasised the need to switch to LSZH wires and cables from PVC wires and cables.

About RR Kabel Pvt. Ltd.: Mumbai-headquartered RR Kabel is a part of RR Global, and is a manufacturer of wires, cables and Fast Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) in India. The company has manufacturing plants at Silvassa, Waghodia, Roorkee and Gagret. In FY-24, the company clocked Rs. 6,594.57 crore as its top-line for the entire year.