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Cable Ties

​​​A cable tie organizes electrical cables and wires by binding them together. They are made of metallic, nonmetallic, and composite materials. Related products include the tools used to install them and associated fixing devices.

Cable ties are classified as Type 1, 11, 2, 2S, 21, or 21S, if they conform to the scope of cable management systems as defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and CSA in Standard 62275. Additional markings identify other applicable performance classifications and ranges.

NEMA Members promote high value, consistent quality, and safe, dependable applications for cable ties, their associated fixing devices, and related wire management products.


  • Informs and promotes the safe use of cable ties, and reviews relevant new technologies that can affect manufacturers
  • Contributes to the scope of the IEC 62275 and the tri-nationally harmonized UL 62275/CSA C22.2 No. 62275-10
  • Maintains IEC/UL 62275 Cable Management Systems—Cable Ties for Electrical Installations
  • Promotes the adoption of IEC/UL 62275 through the Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations in the Americas (CANENA) as an American National Standard regionally harmonized with Canada and Mexico
  • Disseminates information about global cable tie issues and concerns by reviewing reports from NEMA cable tie field reps and participation with the SAE International AE-8C2 committee


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