Fire-resistant fasteners + fixings 12 January 2016

Following an amendment of BS 7671 in July 2015 – which requires cabling to be supported by fire-resistant fasteners and fixings – Partex Marking Systems UK Ltd launched a range of fire-resistant fixings.

Partex’s range of fire-resistant fixings included galvanised steel mini-trunking cable retaining clips, stainless steel cable tie mounts, and spacer-bar saddles. The galvanised steel mini-trunking clips have an M6 fixing hole and side tabs that can be easily bent over, without the aid of a tool, to retain the cables securely. Supplied in packs of 50, the MTCC-T2/6 version is designed for use with T2 mini-trunking. The MTCC-T3/6 version is suitable for use with both T3 and T4 mini-trunking.

The Partex SSTM cable tie mounts are supplied in packs of 50 and are available with either M4 or M6 fixing holes and provide a versatile and cost-effective fixing solution when used in conjunction with Partex stainless cable ties. The cable tie mounts are manufactured from high-quality corrosion resistant 316 grade stainless steel.

Completing the family of fire-resistant fixings are white polyester powder coated, galvanised steel spacer-bar saddles. Supplied in packs of 10, the SBSW20 is designed for use with 20mm conduit, while the SBSW25 is for use with 25mm conduit. The durable white finish matches standard white PVC-U conduit, making them much more attractive in many installations. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Based in Birmingham, UK, Partex Marking Systems UK Ltd is the daughter company of Sweden-based Partex Marking Systems AB. 


Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

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