Greater Demand for ENT Flexible Conduit
According to a ResearchandMarkets.com study entitled “Global Electrical Market by Type, Material, End-use Industry, and Region” flexible electrical conduit is expected to be the fastest-growing type of conduit in the electrical conduit market during the forecast period of 2023 to 2026.1 Its popularity is largely due to the fact that it is lightweight, less expensive, versatile and easy to install.
Exponential growth in population combined with the corresponding need for more electricity has created a demand for more and more multistory, multifamily buildings that need lighter, easier to install, and easier to modify electrical products. EZ-FLEX® ENT tubing is the trusted CANTEX solution for flexible, non-corrosive, non-metallic conduit for electrical raceways. This bendable, lightweight, easy-to-use electrical tubing is commonly used in multistory buildings as an affordable, easy-to-use alternative to metal or rigid PVC conduit. Since ENT conduit is easy to measure, cut, fit and install, it saves contractors time and money.
Flexible conduit is easy to snake through walls and other structures without the need for any bending tools. Additionally, the routing of cables around the many obstructions inherent to multilevel construction sites is also much simpler with ENT flexible conduit. These features make ENT electrical conduit ideal for multistory projects. Since alterations are much easier with flexible conduit, multistory facilities also benefit significantly from using ENT products when the electrical needs change for individual units or an entire building’s electrical infrastructure needs to be upgraded.
CANTEX ENT tubing and accessories are most commonly used for concrete slab construction projects like residential high-rises as well as commercial buildings, institutional and industrial buildings, multi-level parking lots and arenas. The proper solvent for Electrical Non-Metallic Tubing is CANTEX #50 ENT Cement. In addition to concrete slab encasements, EZ-FLEX® ENT tubing applications also include thermally insulated walls.
EZ-FLEX® ENT flexible tubing comes in three colors, which helps keep cables organized during construction projects. The colors also make it easier to identify cables encased in the tubing after the building is completed.
CANTEX carries a comprehensive line of ENT boxes and fittings like ceiling boxes, adapters and couplings that work perfectly with our EZ-FLEX ENT tubing. EZ-FLEX standard trade sizes also integrate well with standard PVC conduit and fittings for easy transitions between flexible and rigid conduit systems. EZ-FLEX ENT tubing comes in convenient 10 ft. sticks as well as larger coils and reels. CANTEX EZ BOX® ENT switch and outlet boxes are also designed for use with electrical non-metallic tubing (ENT) and come in a variety of sizes in 1-gang and 2-gang options.
Be sure to keep in mind the benefits of working with ENT flexible electrical conduit, fittings and boxes for larger multistory construction projects. Learn more about CANTEX’s full line of ENT products at https://www.cantexinc.com/products/pvc-fittings-and-accessories/ent-fittings-accessories