New Draka connectivity range launched in environmentally friendly packaging

Draka - A brand of Prysmian Group – is pleased to launch a new, improved connectivity range of products for use with its copper Draka universal cabling system...

The new connectivity products are supplied in plastic-free, environmentally friendly
packaging. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business. With 110 production plants in 50 countries, Prysmian Group’s operations have a significant impact
on its local communities. Between 2020 and 2022, it is investing £385m in green initiatives with its mission to reach net-zero carbon emissions by reducing both its greenhouse gases and those of its supply chain.

The Draka Universal Cabling System continues to grow and evolve. Drawing on more than 100 hundred years of cabling experience, the Draka UC system is a complete portfolio of copper and optical fibre products. The new Draka Cat5e and Cat6 unshielded copper connectivity range has been completely revised and updated for increased quality and performance, whilst also maintaining its competitive edge on the market.

Designed with the installer in mind, the connectivity products come with several new features for quick and simple installation. All panels, keystones and modules feature both LSA+ and 110 punch down, whilst Euro and LJ6C modules now come with top and
bottom cable fixing points. Vertical and horizontal panels benefit from increased robustness, with the vertical panel now including a metal rear cable management bar. Both the Euro and LJ6C modules’ IDC terminal have a coloured T568B wire map. Lastly, each connectivity product in the new range comes with all the accessories required to complete its installation.

The appearance of the connectivity products has transformed and now all come with a modern, uniform look with updated Draka branding.
In addition, the packaging for the new Draka UC copper connectivity range has also benefitted from a completely new look, but more fundamental changes have been made in this area. The new packaging has been designed to be the most environmentally conscious yet as it is plastic-free. Products are now housed in boxes manufactured with recycled
materials and water-based inks are used for the printing. The boxes themselves are 100% reusable and can be readily recycled.

Along with the installer focused design of the connectivity, Draka has made improvements to copper cabling, making the boxes more robust and adding sequential meter markings to
the cable sheath. The extra robustness of the boxes eliminates the chance for cables to snag when pulling. The meter markings enable customers to clearly see how much cable remains within the box, reducing waste and allowing better inventory management.
The new copper connectivity range is one of the latest additions to the Draka Universal Cabling System, with further innovative products due to be announced shortly. Draka’s 25-year warranty programme brings together world-class Prysmian Group products such as SiroccoXS blown fibre and all of its optical fibre technologies.

For more information on the Universal Cabling System, please contact Precision Cables, exclusive distributors for the Draka range in Ireland.
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