This is the most popular protective reel wrap on the market and is widely viewed as the premier reel protection in the industry with its cost-effective protection of high-value wire and cable. It is popular for its clean look, impact protection, weather-resistance, UV protection, and ease of application to reels.  It is approved by NEMA and NMFTA for protecting reels of wire & cable.

CABLEGUARD is available in two styles: heat-scored polypropylene and laminated polyethylene. Each performs very well in all reel wrap situations. Speak to one of our Application Specialists to help determine which is best for you.

heat-scored cableguard

Heat Scored Polypropylene

double-face plastic corrugated

Laminated Polyethylene

Some of the many benefits CABLEGUARD has over other materials used to protect wire and cable shipped and stored on reels.

  • Weather-resistant material that protects your products from the sun’s UV rays.
  • Great impact protection.
  • Clean, professional look.
  • Easily applies in between the flanges, tape or plastic strapping can be used to secure the wrap.
  • Widths and lengths are customized to your specific reel sizes at no additional cost.
  • Wrap can be customized with different thicknesses of foam, for cushion and extra impact protection, and even a printed film for branding and/or handling instructions (with appropriate volume).
  • Short lead times and low minimums – typically one week or less.
  • Approved by the NMFTA for transporting Fiber Optic cable as well as NEMA as a level 3 (plain CABLEGUARD) and level 4 (CABLEGUARD with foam) protective wrap.
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Reels Wrapped with CABLEGUARD

Cableguard with Foam

Cableguard with Foam


CABLEGUARD is made from a polypropylene or polyethylene resin which are 100% recyclable. Even if a polyethylene foam is laminated to the underside it can be recycled under the “other” RIS category (code 7).

The CABLEGUARD material is approximately 4mm thick (about 1/6″). Polyethylene foam can be added in thicknesses of 1/8″, 3/16″, and 1/4″ to add cushion and additional impact protection. Typically the foam overlaps the CABLEGUARD material which gives a nice, tight seal when applied in between the flanges (see photo above).

This product has a maximum width of 102″ and can be cut into rolls of 75′, 100′, 150′, or 300′ long.