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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 105

ACL introduces fire resistant cables

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Colombo, 04 March, ( ACL Cables has launched their latest Fire Guard Cables – a range of cables designed for the use at homes and offices that are especially equipped to prevent the spread of fire. Fire Guard cables are the first of their kind in Sri Lanka.

Fire related accidents are often unavoidable and may take place due to electrical short circuits resulting from human error, rodents attacking the cables or even by the movement of earth that disturbs the cable installations.

When such fires occur, ordinary PVC (poly vinyl chloride) insulated cables spread the fire rapidly, resulting in damage to entire buildings. But Fire Guard cables are insulated and sheathed using a specially formulated PVC compound that retards the spread of fire, allowing sufficient time for evacuation, detection and precautionary action.

A Press Briefing was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel to announce the introduction of the fire safety cable and Suren Madanayake, Managing Director, ACL Cables said that ACL continues to innovate and lead by pioneering the introduction of new products as well as accessing modern technology and machinery. He said that in the four decades of operation they have evolved as a specialized manufacturer and supplier of the widest range of quality cables and conductors in Sri Lanka.

The Company further has the distinction of possessing the most advanced technology in the Asian region for the manufacture of ELPE insulated Aerial Bundled Cables.

ACL Cables is the largest manufacturer of cables in Sri Lanka and holds 45 percent share of the market as well as 80 percent share in the BOI approved institutional market. The Company holds the distinction of having wired 9 out of the 13 tallest buildings in Sri Lanka in addition to being the prime supplier to key hotels, hospitals and commercial buildings in the country.

ACL commenced operations nearly forty years ago backed by Japanese technical assistance and today exports to countries such as India, Maldives, Bangladesh, Dubai, Africa, Vietnam and the United Kingdom.

- Asian Tribune -

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