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November 7, 2012 - Part of 17 FREE™ offering, Carol® Brand Carolprene® Types SOOW and SJOOW are rubber portable cords with temperature rating of 105°C. TRU-Mark® Sequential Footage Marking system helps with cable management efficiency for both distribution and end-user base. With removal of halogens, cables do not contain any chlorine, fluorine, bromine, or iodine, minimizing overall toxicity and resulting in environmentally friendly Green product.

General Cable Adds to its 17 Free(TM) Line with CarolL® Brand Carolprene® Types SOOW AND SJOOW

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General Cable Corp.
4 Tesseneer Dr.
Highland Heights, KY, 41076

Press release date: November 6, 2012

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, – General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is pleased to announce that it has added another halogen-free line of cables to its 17 FREE™ offering.  The new Carol® Brand Carolprene® Types SOOW and SJOOW will feature substantiated green properties. 

“Carolprene’s 17 FREE line of Types SOOW and SJOOW rubber portable cord, which are more environmentally-friendly, feature an increased temperature rating of 105°C and include our popular TRU-Mark® Sequential Footage Marking system to help with cable-management efficiency for both the distribution and end-user base,” said Jon Schemmel, Product Manager, General Cable Carol Brand Cord & Cordset Products.  “This portable cord line is an innovative way to enhance the sustainability message with any application that requires Carol Cord.”

With the removal of halogens, General Cable’s revolutionary 17 FREE line does not contain any chlorine, fluorine, bromine or iodine, reducing the overall toxicity of the cable and truly resulting in a more environmentally-friendly “green” product.

“As part of our Green commitment, we continue to find innovative ways to exceed the requirements of our customers,” said John Weiler, Vice President and General Manager, General Cable Industrial & Cord Products.  “Our 17 FREE product line is a great example of turning end-user feedback into reality and we have worked to develop other sustainable 17 FREE cable options, including GenSPEED® Type CMR Premise cables, Carol® Type RG 59/U Standard and Siamese Coaxial cables and NextGen® Type OFNR Tight Buffer Distribution Fiber cables.” 

Based on potential LEED credits established by The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and earlier requests for green products, General Cable, who is a member of the USGBC and the Green Suppliers Network, had its Wire Wizardssm closely examine the jacket of its Cord products, which has led to the successful engineering of these 17 FREE versions free of halogens.

Please click on the below links to see our Types SOOW and SJOOW Cord Products with 17 FREE:
• Carol Brand Carolprene Type SOOW with 17 FREE
• Carol Brand Carolprene Type SJOOW with 17 FREE

Always Demand Better and Expect More™ with General Cable Carol Brand Cord. Preferred by contractors, we manufacture a complete line of Carol Portable Cord products, including premium-grade Super Vu-Tron, most of which include TRU-Mark® Sequential Footage Marking and ship direct from stock.  We have the technical staff and design expertise to meet any custom cable requirement. All Cord products are Made in the U.S.A., UL Listed, CSA Certified, RoHS Compliant and approved for indoor and outdoor use.

About General Cable
General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty and communications markets.  With annual revenues approaching $6 billion, General Cable is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world.  It operates 55 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries and employs more than 13,000 associates.  Visit our Web site at

Going Green with General Cable
General Cable has accelerated its environmental commitment, addressing its Green Alternative Approach by identifying greener opportunities and promoting green cabling solutions wherever feasible.  This includes promoting our existing green products; partnering with key customers in their green endeavors; identifying and providing resources for green product gaps; and participating as members in the U.S. Green Building Council and collaborative ventures such as the Green Suppliers Network (GSN).
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