General Cable Introduces Halogen-Free XHHW-2 Cable and Carol® Brand 17 Free™ SOOW and SJOOW Cord

General Cable EXZEL High-Endurance Electronic CableGeneral Cable is adding to their halogen-free line of cable with XHHW-2 cable and Carol Brand 17 Free Type SOOW cord and Type SJOOW cord. These “green” cables offer an environmentally friendly alternative to standard portable cords.

General Cable’s line of 17 Free cables does not contain any of the halogens in Group 17 of the periodic table.  They are free of chlorine, fluorine, bromine, or iodine. This absence of halogens leads to a less toxic cable and more environmentally friendly product. 17 Free products also have the potential to earn LEED credits under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Pilot Credit 62 and 54 programs.

The 17 Free product line features GenSPEED® Brand Riser cables, NextGen® Brand Tight Buffer Distribution Type OFNR cables, and Carol Brand RG59/U coaxial cables. Carol Brand Carolprene SOOW and SJOOW are the most recent additions to the 17 Free line. They feature reduced toxicity and are safer cable options for the environment. XHHW-2 cable is now available in a halogen-free version from General Cable as well.

These new products provide eco-friendly cable solutions without affecting safety and performance. For pricing on halogen-free cable, submit an RFQ online.

About awcwire
Allied Wire & Cable is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of electrical wire and cable, tubing, and more. We are a family owned and operated company, serving a wide range of industries, including the military, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications markets. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA. Additional locations can be found across the US, in Phoenix, AZ; Bedford, NH; Pewaukee, WI; Rochester, NY, Tampa, FL; and Mt. Juliet, TN. For more information on Allied, visit our main website at

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