AFL Receives CPR Certification for Fiber Optic Cables

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable, connectivity and accessories, received its Construction Products Regulation (CPR) certification for certain fiber optic cables including Sub-unitized MicroCore® 2.0 and MicroCore 3.0 plus its Ruggedized MicroCore product line. CPR, often recognized as “CE marked,” defines minimum cable fire safety standard (EuroClasses) based on installation and type of building. Each country sets its own minimum EuroClass requirements for installation cables.
“Receiving the CPR certification and accompanying AVCP 1+ system certification greatly expands our data center cable portfolio worldwide,” commented Michael Houck, product manager for AFL. “As we expand our global footprint, this certification will allow us to offer a full system solution to our customers and positions AFL an industry leader in cutting edge optical cable solutions."
CPR certification applies to all cables which are permanently incorporated in a building or construction works. The supplied cable will have a CE label on the drum flange, on the box or in the packaging. This label identifies the Declaration of Performance (DoP) number (reaction to fire), unique product name, manufacturer, NANDO Lab number and “reaction to fire” classification. Every cable design is tested for “reaction to fire” unless there are “extended application” (EXAP) rules set up in TS 50576.

AFL Sub-unitized MicroCore 2.0 Base-8 and Base-12 cables are available in fiber counts up to 144 and 216, respectively. MicroCore 2.0 supports high-density networks and offers the highest density 2.0 mm fiber cables available. AFL's Sub-Unitized Premise MicroCore 3.0 Base-12 and Base-24 designs are available up to 144 fibers and 288 fibers, respectively. Both standard 250 µm fiber and SpiderWeb Ribbon® technology designs are available for MicroCore 3.0. Designed for direct termination and supportive of both single-fiber and multifiber architectures, this cable family can serve as the backbone to any deployed system.

AFL’s Ruggedized MicroCore is an alternative to traditional inside plant central loose tube ribbon cable. Consisting of bare fiber, this cable eliminates edge fiber stress due to preferential bend of encapsulated ribbons. Ruggedized MicroCore is ideal for termination of fiber rack systems, intra-building backbones, headend termination to a fiber backbone or MTP/MPO or MTP to breakout terminations. 

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About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and “like us” on Facebook. Review our blog or subscribe to our bi-monthly e-newsletter.

Michael Houck
Product Manager

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager