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Portable Rubber Cord features cleanable jacket.

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May 7, 2013 - Intended for food and beverage industry, portable rubber cords with GenClean™ cleanable jacket technology permit organic remnants to be removed in wash cycle, substantially reducing environmental conditions conductive to microbial growth. For water wash-down, water temperatures up to 212°F are acceptable, and maximum temperature for operation is 140°F. Jacket is abrasion-, cut-, heat-, flame-, sunlight-, and chemical-resistant.

General Cable Corp.

4 Tesseneer Dr., Highland Heights, KY, 41076, USA

Original Press Release

General Cable Introduces New Genclean(TM) Jacketing Technology

Press release date: April 24, 2013

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, — General Cable (NYSE: BGC), an industry-leading wire and cable manufacturer, is pleased to introduce GenClean™, its proprietary new cleanable jacket technology for rubber portable cord used in the food and beverage industry.  The global Food & Beverage industry is a $3.2 trillion market, with the Top 10 North American Food & Beverage companies in North America generating over $300 billion in sales annually.  

“There are Food & Beverage processing facilities in every state and with this expansive of a potential market, the opportunities for General Cable’s new GenClean Portable Cord product offering are endless,” said Tom Bisson, Vice President of Sales – Electrical Distribution, General Cable.   “We are very excited to offer a portable power solution that can both withstand abusive environments and address stringent hygiene requirements of Food & Beverage applications.”

Cables manufactured by General Cable with a GenClean jacket permit organic remnants to be more readily removed in a wash cycle, which would substantially reduce the environmental conditions conducive to microbial growth. For water wash-down, water temperatures up to 212°F (100°C) are acceptable. The maximum temperature for operation in water is 140°F (60°C).

“Our GenClean jacket technology gives the end user the ability to combine the durability normally associated with Carol rubber cords with an enhanced cleanability feature that many markets should find attractive,” said Jon Schemmel, Product Manager, Carol® Brand Cord & Cordset Products, General Cable. 

GenClean offers all the benefits and durability of rubber cord plus a cleanable jacket.  Its super tough jacket construction is built to withstand daily abuse, temperature extremes (-50°C to 105°C) and high-stress industrial environments. It is abrasion-, cut-, heat-, flame-, sunlight- and chemical-resistant.

General Cable will produce a test sample based on the size and conductor count you are looking for.  Currently, GenClean technology is being offered with the company’s full line of Carol® Brand Super Vu-Tron® Supreme products, which include a high-visibility yellow jacket. There are other cable constructions and colors that will be available as Make-to-Order items. 

Call General Cable today at 859.572.8525 to ask about GenClean.  To learn more now about how GenClean™ technology is used with the Super Vu-Tron line, click here for the spec sheet.

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty and communications markets.  With annual revenues of approximately $6 billion, General Cable is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world.  It operates 57 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries and employs approximately 14,000 associates.  Visit our Web site at www.GeneralCable.com.

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