iNOEX LLC appoints Adam M. Grier President of North America
Sep14

iNOEX LLC appoints Adam M. Grier President of North America

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Adam M. Grier has been appointed President of iNOEX LLC. Mr. Grier will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations and future growth of the company in the North American market. He will work closely with the management of iNOEX GmbH, Melle, Germany, and together with the Chairman of the Board, Rainer Kottmeier, he will set the course for the realization of far‐reaching targets...

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PolyOne Wire and Cable Formulations Promote Safe, Sustainable and Efficient Innovation
Sep10

PolyOne Wire and Cable Formulations Promote Safe, Sustainable and Efficient Innovation

PolyOne is bringing safety and sustainability to the forefront of the wire and cable market with new flame-retardant formulations for industrial energy and solar power cables. Working with customers to understand and meet performance needs, PolyOne engineers developed FireCon™ CPE to achieve pertinent UL standards for flame retardance. In addition, the base polymer is inherently resistant to harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures,...

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igus highlights the potential applications of high-performance polymers in forklifts
May22

igus highlights the potential applications of high-performance polymers in forklifts

To avoid machine downtime, it is important to use robust and long-lasting machine elements. Here, self-lubricating and maintenance-free high-performance plastics from igus show their advantages. Using industrial forklifts as an example, the areas where motion plastics from igus can be used are highlighted. Defects that require emergency repair of the forklift may cause unnecessary expenditure as it cannot be used during maintenance,”...

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Huntsman to launch new flame retardant TPUs at Wire 2018 and set new standard for connection protection
Apr04

Huntsman to launch new flame retardant TPUs at Wire 2018 and set new standard for connection protection

New materials offer improved reaction to fire properties plus unprecedented strength Visit Huntsman at Wire 2018, Stand G17 / Hall 14, Dusseldorf, Germany – 16 to 20 April 2018 Osnabrück, Germany – Delivering a major breakthrough in the physical and mechanical performance of flame retardant (FR) cabling materials, Huntsman has developed IROGRAN® FR TPU – a unique family of halogen-free, flame retardant (HFFR) cable...

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Explore SAFTM Water-Blocking Benefits
Mar08

Explore SAFTM Water-Blocking Benefits

Super Absorbent Fibre (SAFTM) has been used in the cable industry, in spun yarn format, for a number of years. Globally, it has become established as a raw material for water-blocking applications – along with a number of other proven technologies. Its manufacturer – Technical Absorbents – is now working closely with its yarn spinning partners to raise further awareness of ‘dry’ spun SAFTM yarns, help educate the industry about their...

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SACO AEI Polymers to present new halogen-free fire retardant compounds to meet latest cable standards at WIRE Düsseldorf 2018
Mar08

SACO AEI Polymers to present new halogen-free fire retardant compounds to meet latest cable standards at WIRE Düsseldorf 2018

SACO AEI Polymers, a global leading manufacturer of polymers, has announced it will be featuring a range of its key performance polymer products on stand E42, Hall 11 at WIRE 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Products on show will include PEXIDAN® HF SX-0622 and PEXIDAN® HF SX-0623 Oil Resistant compounds that comply with IEC 60092-360 SHF2, BS 7655-2.6 SW4 and EN 50624; PV Solar compound PEXIDAN® HF SX-0650 that complies with TUV2Pfg...

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Nexans and Codelco Join Forces for a More Sustainable and Traceable  Copper Market
Jan24

Nexans and Codelco Join Forces for a More Sustainable and Traceable Copper Market

Today, copper is at the core of a series of initiatives that are driving the world’s sustainable growth. In addition to being a key component in many electrical applications including turbines, renewable power generators, inverters and transformers, copper remains the critical raw material for efficient and reliable cable technologies essential for the future development of low carbon energy resources. Recognizing the vital role that...

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New Products From Teknor Apex Enable Compliance With Tough New EU Fire Standards For Wire and Cable
Oct10

New Products From Teknor Apex Enable Compliance With Tough New EU Fire Standards For Wire and Cable

Now that the European Union’s new Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has gone into effect, Teknor Apex Company is prepared to provide wire and cable manufacturers with low smoke halogen-free flame-retardant (LS HFFR) compounds which enable cables to comply with CPR for fire performance. Teknor Apex will highlight its Halguard® LS HFFR candidate compounds for compliance with CPR at IWCS 2017 (Booth 213). CPR affects products for...

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SONGWON commissions second production line for thermoplastic urethanes
Oct10

SONGWON commissions second production line for thermoplastic urethanes

As part of its global expansion strategy, SONGWON has commissioned a second thermoplastic urethane (TPU) production line, to become operational in the fourth quarter of 2017. The company’s plant in Suwon, South Korea will be extended to increase TPU production capacity from 7,000 to 12,000 metric tons a year. With more than 35 years’ business and manufacturing experience in the field of urethanes, SONGWON is a market leader in South...

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SACO AEI Polymers to Exhibit at IWCS Oct. 8th – 11th
Sep20

SACO AEI Polymers to Exhibit at IWCS Oct. 8th – 11th

The IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is the premier venue for new technologies in wire, cable and connectivity products, processes and applications. The IWCS Symposium Committee generates an extremely high caliber program for each year’s conference, with over 100 papers and presentations in 20 compelling sessions over three full days. On Oct. 8th – 11th, SACO AEI Polymers will be at booth# 425 and will be...

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CRU’s 11 th Wire & Cable conference set to attract international stakeholders to  technology hub, Munich – Key speakers announced
May09

CRU’s 11 th Wire & Cable conference set to attract international stakeholders to technology hub, Munich – Key speakers announced

CRU Events is set to draw international industry stakeholders together in July at the 11 th Wire & Cable conference in Munich, as the Bavarian capital is Germany’s undisputed technology centre and boasting one of the world’s largest IT, communication and automotive industry hubs. “We are very excited to be bringing our Wire & Cable Conference to Munich, one of the world’s largest IT, communication and automotive industry...

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Borlink™ extruded high voltage direct current technology sets new record at 640 kilovolt
Apr08

Borlink™ extruded high voltage direct current technology sets new record at 640 kilovolt

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating solutions for the wire and cable industry, are proud to announce a new world record of 640 kilovolt (kV) for extruded high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable technology. The record-breaking voltage level and the robustness of a cable system based on Borlink™ LS4258DCE and Borlink™ LE0550DC was proven by way of successful type and pre-qualification testing in...

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SACO AEI Polymers to Exhibit at Interwire 2017
Mar20

SACO AEI Polymers to Exhibit at Interwire 2017

SACO AEI Polymers is pleased to be exhibiting at Interwire 2017. Come visit us at booth #216 in Atlanta, GA on May 8-11, 2017. Introduced in 1981, Interwire is the largest and longest-running wire and cable marketplace in the Americas. Hosted biennially, Interwire is an international trade event that includes exhibiting companies, speakers, and visitors from more than 50 countries. The show crosses dozens of vertical industries...

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CRU’s 11th Wire and Cable conference comes to Munich
Mar20

CRU’s 11th Wire and Cable conference comes to Munich

Germany has emerged as a world renewable energy leader, which makes the country the perfect place to understand the future of wire and cable consumption in power generation. This year’s conference will include special highlight sessions that focus on the future of renewable energy, connected living, automotive electronics and subsea wire and cable usage. These sessions will explore next generation applications of wire and cable and...

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Borealis launches first ADCA-free material solution for data cables
Mar09

Borealis launches first ADCA-free material solution for data cables

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating solutions for the energy industry, announce the launch of the first material solution free of azodicarbonamide (ADCA) for use as a blowing agent in foamed communication cables. As an innovative replacement solution, the ADCA-free grade HE4883 was developed in partnership with Brand-Rex Ltd, a leading developer of cabling solutions for network infrastructure and...

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DuPont Announces New Guide to Non-Halogenated Flame-Retardant Polymers for the Electrical and Electronics Industry
Dec05

DuPont Announces New Guide to Non-Halogenated Flame-Retardant Polymers for the Electrical and Electronics Industry

Today, the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry is under unprecedented regulatory pressure to conform to tough health, safety and environmental directives that render many commonly used plastics and elastomers non-compliant. Now help is at hand with a new E&E White Paper just published by DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) that provides a step-by-step guide to the latest materials that comply with tough non-halogen,...

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PolyOne Develops High-Performing Plasticizer Alternative for Flexible PVC
Nov14

PolyOne Develops High-Performing Plasticizer Alternative for Flexible PVC

PolyOne announced today the commercial availability of SynPlast™ L9TM plasticizer, containing equivalent performance characteristics to 810TM linear plasticizer. In addition, the new SynPlast option for flexible PVC features supply stability to help counteract historic supply chain disruptions of 810TM, and is formulated for use in wire and cable and automotive slush molding PVC applications. Flexible PVC compounders have...

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High-Performance TPE Provides Multiple Processing Advantages Over Other TPEs and EPDM in Molded Automotive Interior Parts
Nov07

High-Performance TPE Provides Multiple Processing Advantages Over Other TPEs and EPDM in Molded Automotive Interior Parts

A new styrene block copolymer thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-S) for automotive interior parts such as cable ducts and grommets exhibits improved injection moldability compared with other elastomers while providing competitive physical properties and meeting stringent OEM requirements, it was announced today by Teknor Apex Company. Sarlink® ML-2355B compound has been approved by VAG for cable ducts. Used to guide cables in their...

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DuPont Performance Materials Launches Operations at Europe’s First Zytel® HTN Polymer Production Facility
Oct11

DuPont Performance Materials Launches Operations at Europe’s First Zytel® HTN Polymer Production Facility

On Friday, 7 October 2016, in the presence of the Minister of Economic Affairs of North-Rhine Westphalia and several other esteemed guests, DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) officially launched the production of DuPont™ Zytel® HTN polymer at its Uentrop facility in Hamm, Germany. The decision to invest in production capacity of this key material in Europe for the first time reflects the company’s commitment to the polyamide industry...

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Teknor Color Concentrates for Halogen-Free Applications Receive UL Certification of Compliance
Oct05

Teknor Color Concentrates for Halogen-Free Applications Receive UL Certification of Compliance

A series of color concentrates for wire and cable and other electronic applications required to be halogen-free (HF) has been certified by UL as conforming to its standard for HF materials, it was announced today by the Color Division of Teknor Apex Company. The UL certification applies to 14 concentrates supplied by Teknor Color in pellet form, using ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) and polyethylene (PE) polymers as carrier resins. ...

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