Superior Essex Announces Publication of Industry-First Optical Fiber EPDs


ATLANTA, GA. August 14, 2014 - Superior Essex announces it has decreased the diameter of its 10Gain XP CAT 6A plenum rated cable to 0.265 inches, making it the smallest Category 6A UTP cable available. The smaller diameter provides an improved cable pathway fill ratio, a smaller bend radius, and increased air-flow efficiency in data centers.

10Gain XP cable has a circular cross-section and is constructed with a unique, non-conductive isolation wrap around the core that blocks Alien Crosstalk (AXT). AXT protection is essential to 10 gigabit Ethernet transmission performance, and 10Gain XP is guaranteed to offer 7 dB of margin over standard industry requirements (as defined by TIA-568-C.2). This performance guarantee is designed to provide UTP systems with interference protection that approaches that of shielded cabling systems.

“The new smaller diameter 10Gain XP CAT 6A plenum cable offers significant size advantages in tight spaces and less environmental impact without compromising on performance. Our new design uses approximately 20% less plastic than the typical CAT 6A cable, and offers significant protection against alien crosstalk interference,” says Amir Sekhavat, Director of Global Product Management for Premises Copper.

10Gain XP and its family of premises copper cables are also supported by Health Product Declarations (HPD) and third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), which allows these products to be used in building projects and contribute towards LEED points required for green building certification. More information about our EPDs, HPDs and other sustainability initiatives can be found here.

Superior Essex International LP
Amir Sekhavat, Director of Global Product Management, Premises Copper

About Superior Essex
Superior Essex Inc. manufactures a broad portfolio of wire and cable products and accessories primarily serving communications, magnet wire/winding wire, energy, wireless, and related distribution markets. It is a leading manufacturer and supplier of copper/fiber optic communications wire and cable products used to interconnect outdoor and in-building data networks. It is also a global leading manufacturer and distributor of magnet wire/winding wire products for use in motors, transformers, generators and electrical controls. Superior Essex also offers distributed antenna systems (DAS) cables and accessories that increase wireless coverage and network capacity, and low/medium voltage, energy cable products that service the Commercial, Industrial, and Utility markets.

  • 10Gain® is a registered trademark of Superior Essex International LP. Health Product Declaration™ and HPD™ are trademarks of Health Product Declaration Collaborative.