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New Lightweight UL-Listed FX Cabinet Saves on Shipping


Bloomington MN, September 30, 2015 –

JL Industries is introducing a new design for fire-rated cabinets using lightweight mineral wool insulation that will eliminate the heavy gypsum wallboard/steel tub assembly that is currently in use.  JL led the industry with the first pre-lined fire-rated cabinet series called Fire-FX™ in 1991, and is now introducing the next generation of cabinets - the Fire-FX2™ Series.  The three most popular sizes of the new patent-pending FX2 cabinet weigh an average of 14.75 lbs less per cabinet than the original design introduced 24 years ago.  In addition to easier installation and handling, the lower weight will result in savings on shipping costs.

All recessed architectural series extinguisher, valve, hose and AED cabinets in steel, aluminum, stainless, bronze and brass are available as fire-rated cabinets with the new FX2 design, from trimless to 4-1/2” projection trim. The new insulation is foil-faced Firespan™ 90 by Thermafiber® which is attached directly to the outside of the cabinet instead of being sandwiched in a double tub design.  FX2 cabinets have been tested by Underwriters Laboratories® to maintain one and two hour fire-rated wall barriers in accordance with ANSI/UL-1479, ASTM E814 and ULC/Can S115 for membrane and penetration firestops.  FX2 cabinets will be available in early October and are in the process of being stocked in all warehouse locations.  Updated product submittals and the new fire protection catalog with new wall openings are now available online.

For more information, contact customer service at 800-554-6077, or find more details on the website here  

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