Plenum cable soon to be in short supply

Communications Supply Corporation (CSC) explains that the cabling industry will soon face a shortage of fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP), the material used in plenum-rated cable…

…But, as CSC points out, the unforeseen did happen. Primarily, the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March has severely impacted Daikin’s ability to produce FEP. And secondarily, CSC points to optimistic projections for non-residential construction as an indicator that demand for cable – including plenum-rated cable – will increase. The increasing demand coupled with decreased supply will cause a shortage, CSC says.



About Matthew Peterworth

I currently work as a Technology Specialist at Henderson Engineers in Kansas City – a Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing (MEP) design firm. Prior to that I was a Project Manager for Information Technology Services (ITS), the central IT department at the University of Texas at Austin. As of July 2008 I am a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through BICSI. And as of June 2011 I am a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the great state of Texas. Please follow me on Twitter @mpeterworth.

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