COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, Jan. 29, 2008 — Liberty Wire & Cable, worldwide supplier of a broad range of wire and cable products for the audio/video trade, offers a wide spectrum of wire and cable products that comply with Green Market standards for environmentally friendly components. In particular, more than 90 percent of Liberty’s 6,000-plus products already comply with the Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive that calls for reductions in lead and five other chemicals.
The products mark Liberty’s status as a leader in the manufacture of socially responsible, environmentally friendly products. In addition to RoHS, Liberty is committed to constantly expanding the number of environmentally friendly products it manufactures, providing extra value for installers and their clients.
“There has been an increase in demand for products in the A/V marketplace that are RoHS compliant in bid specifications,” said Kirk Horlbeck, Liberty Senior Vice President. “More than 90 percent of our products are already RoHS compliant, which helps our customers compete for and win A/V projects that call for RoHS compliant products.“
The RoHS directive restricts the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexevalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in electronic and electrical equipment. PBB and PBDE are flame retardants. RoHS has been officially adopted by European nations, and many other countries are implementing or considering the RoHS directive.
In the U.S., California already recognizes portions of the directive, while other states and cities are debating whether to adopt similar laws. The RoHS directive is also part of a broader legislative initiative to solve the problems presented by huge amounts of toxic waste. As a leading global supplier of wire and cable, Liberty offers a broad spectrum of lead-free, RoHS compliant products in Europe and the U.S.
About Liberty Wire & Cable
Liberty, a division of Communications Supply Corp. (CSC), is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is in its 15th year of operation. Its core goods, sold primarily for audio/video and security applications, consist of a complete line of wire and cable products along with connectors and connector systems, cable assemblies, interconnects, and a broad range of related accessories. Liberty principally serves the residential, commercial, broadcast, and rental and staging segments of the pro/AV industry. It also enjoys long-term relationships with a number of prominent OEMs. Liberty manufactures and markets the PanelCrafters line of custom and stock plates and panels. The company, which sells in 49 countries, has other facilities in Charlotte, N.C., and Phoenix, Ariz., and holds memberships in CEDIA, InfoComm International, and NSCA.
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