Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. was the first company in Japan to release “EFLEX” underground cable-protecting pipes in 1967, and the series has been on the market now for 50 years. Furukawa Electric has announced that it will begin selling a total of five sizes of “Square EFLEX” as a new addition to its lineup of “EFLEX” series products, in celebration of the series’ 50th anniversary on the market.

With the enactment of the “Power Pole Elimination Promotion Bill” and the like, more cables are expected to be installed underground all over Japan as means to prevent disaster and improve scenery. However, some pressing issues still remain. For example, there is only limited space beneath sidewalks to install cables, and doing so is expensive. There is therefore a growing need for cable-protecting pipes that allow multi-strip piping to be installed in a compact area.