Interview with Onur Serhat GÜNAN, Deputy Marketing Manager at Üntel Kablo
Sep12

Interview with Onur Serhat GÜNAN, Deputy Marketing Manager at Üntel Kablo

What sets Üntel Kablo apart from its competitors? I think beginning with the history of Üntel Kablo is the best way to explain. Üntel is a family-owned company with the partnership of the Ünlü and Günan families, which started in 1972 and began with the manufacture of rubber and special cables. In those years’, technology was not that well developed in Turkey, so they were hard years with very few capital and commercial possibilities....

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LLFlex restructures business segments, including two senior-level executive promotions
Jul10

LLFlex restructures business segments, including two senior-level executive promotions

Formation of Packaging and Industrial Laminates business segments, including management realignment, position company for long-term growth. LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, tobacco and other consumer packaging industries – is restructuring its company into two major business segments: Packaging and Industrial Laminates.  Moving...

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Ducab invests in employee wellbeing with launch of new residential complex
Jul08

Ducab invests in employee wellbeing with launch of new residential complex

Ducab, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, has officially opened its new employee accommodation – a stunning residential complex covering 2,400 square meters in Jebel Ali. Comprising several low-rise buildings, the development celebrates Ducab’s 40th anniversary by providing a safe and homely environment for the company’s employees to live in, with amenities to provide a high level of comfort for all 296 residents....

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Wire & Cable Verona Italia 2019 technical conference program set to include 22 presentations, two plant tours, tabletop exhibits, and gala receptions
Jul15

Wire & Cable Verona Italia 2019 technical conference program set to include 22 presentations, two plant tours, tabletop exhibits, and gala receptions

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces its participation as one of two organizers and several supporters of Wire & Cable Verona Italia, slated for October 21-22, 2019, at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona, Italy. This technical conference features 22 presentations, dedicated to both ferrous and nonferrous topics, which will address the most critical issues in global wire and cable manufacturing. Attendees...

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WAI’s Interwire 2019 “Next Gen” inspires visitors with new program content,  allied focused events, strong industry support
May24

WAI’s Interwire 2019 “Next Gen” inspires visitors with new program content, allied focused events, strong industry support

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. reports that its Interwire 2019 engaged 3,514 wire and cable industry professionals representing 39 states and 47 countries. The biennial event included WAI’s 89th Annual Convention, the Interwire Exhibition and new Interwire Conference, the concurrent Global Continuous Casting Forum, the Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing course, and the co-located International Fastener Manufacturing...

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Leoni Kabel, Midal Cables, Corning, Sterlite Tech, Prysmian and other power and communication industry leaders join CRU’s Wire & Cable 2019
May20

Leoni Kabel, Midal Cables, Corning, Sterlite Tech, Prysmian and other power and communication industry leaders join CRU’s Wire & Cable 2019

CRU’s 13th Wire & Cable Conference will be arriving in Brussels, the centre for European policymaking, on 11-12 June 2019. This well-established annual gathering for leaders of the wire and cable industry, offers valuable peer-to-peer networking, and interactive discussions between cable-makers, distributors and other industry experts from around the world. Influential market-leaders will share their strategies and insights into...

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Global supply chain for steel, copper and aluminium products set to gather in Johannesburg for inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference
May15

Global supply chain for steel, copper and aluminium products set to gather in Johannesburg for inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference

Metallic wire, cable, tube and pipe products are crucial to industries that are key pillars of economic development across Africa; such as mining, power supply and construction. For the first time, a conference is being held to bring together local stakeholders and international experts to discuss how to boost production and trade in these products throughout the continent. The inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference,...

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At Interwire 2019, LLFlex to tout service enhancements and showcase premier line  of cable tapes & wraps
Apr29

At Interwire 2019, LLFlex to tout service enhancements and showcase premier line of cable tapes & wraps

Company also sponsors opening reception as it continues to solidify industry leadership position LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, and tobacco packaging industries, will exhibit at Interwire 2019, May 14-16 in Atlanta. At Booth #965, LLFlex will highlight its Reyshield™ line of cable tapes and wraps, comprising mono and co-ex...

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UL Product iQ™: The next generation of UL’s online certification directory
Apr24

UL Product iQ™: The next generation of UL’s online certification directory

New certification platform marries the longstanding UL certification data relied upon by millions of users with the intuitive design and user-friendliness of a modern search engine. Product iQ enables you to access the same trusted UL certification information you’re used to receiving via the original Online Certification Directory (OCD). You can quickly and efficiently explore content in the modern search engine powered by an...

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CRU brings industry leaders to Brussels for the annual Wire & Cable Conference
Apr17

CRU brings industry leaders to Brussels for the annual Wire & Cable Conference

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its 13th Wire & Cable Conference in Brussels on 11-12 June 2019. The conference is well established as the premier meeting for leaders in the wire and cable industry, offering valuable peer-to-peer networking and presentations from international wire and cable manufacturers, distributors and other industry thought-leaders. The two-day conference will provide...

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Introducing myUL – A new, full-service client portal
Apr17

Introducing myUL – A new, full-service client portal

As part of UL’s continued effort to better serve our clients, we recognized the need to migrate to a more robust platform that allows a deeper collaboration between UL and our clients. The result is myUL: a secure source for the UL product files, product information and services needed to drive your company’s strategic and financial goals. This enhanced level of access to UL empowers you to make more informed, data driven decisions....

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Ducab revenues rise in 2018  with strong performance in UAE and abroad
Mar31

Ducab revenues rise in 2018 with strong performance in UAE and abroad

As the company commemorates four decades as a leader in the UAE’s manufacturing sector, Ducab has announced that its 2018 consolidated group sales rose to AED 4.8 billion, an increase of approximately 7% year on year.  Ducab now operates six manufacturing facilities across four sites in the UAE, employing a workforce of over 1,600. Ducab Group now comprises four business units: Ducab Wires and Cables; Ducab High Voltage (HV);...

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Ducab appoints new Chief Financial Officer
Apr02

Ducab appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Ducab, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, has appointed Mr. Meshal Al-Naqbi to the position of Chief Financial Officer, taking responsibility for the management of the company’s global finance operations. Al-Naqbi has been serving as the Deputy CFO at Ducab since 2016. Dr. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh, Ducab Chairman, applauded the appointment: “Ducab are committed to continuous career development for all employees and...

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Interview with Ashish Chaturvedy, Marketing Manager at Ducab
Jan02

Interview with Ashish Chaturvedy, Marketing Manager at Ducab

Ducab has been a major manufacturer of cables in the GCC for many years; how do you remain competitive in the region? While the GCC is indeed our home market, today Ducab works with customers around the globe. From India to Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, we are setting a new standard in our field. We are the first choice for many prestigious clients and contractors due in large part to our record of quality and...

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Power legacy: Ducab celebrates 40 years of success
Mar04

Power legacy: Ducab celebrates 40 years of success

As the UAE moves to widen its industrial capabilities, Ducab is celebrating a remarkable 40 years of growth and business expansion as one of the UAE’s leading manufacturers. Founded in 1979 Ducab now serves global customers in energy, construction, transport, defence, mining, and many other sectors. Today Ducab exports around 60% of its products and has diversified to offer the full range of cables, as well as aluminium and...

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UL to industry: Time to clarify some misconceptions
Feb26

UL to industry: Time to clarify some misconceptions

There is a lot of confusion in the industry regarding claims, mostly self-certified, of low smoke halogen free cables and the materials used in them.  Product claims about low smoke halogen free (LSHF) – also known by the industry as low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) – have been with us for some time now. Of note, these claims are frequently self-certified, and tests used may not be standards-based. More importantly,...

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Program set for Global Continuous Casting Forum
Feb18

Program set for Global Continuous Casting Forum

WAI welcomes aluminum and copper professionals MADISON, Connecticut, USA – February 15, 2019 – The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces the third offering of its Global Continuous Casting Forum (GCCF), which will be held May 13-16, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. The forum provides a venue for academics, researchers, metallurgists, and professionals to meet and exchange innovative ideas and information on all aspects of aluminum...

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Global futurist named keynote speaker at new Interwire Conference
Feb11

Global futurist named keynote speaker at new Interwire Conference

Remarks to sync with “Next Gen” conference theme MADISON, Connecticut, USA – February 11, 2019 – The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces that Dr. Shawn G. DuBravac, best-selling author, global futurist, and trendcaster is the keynote speaker at the new Interwire Conference, which runs May 13-16, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, at the Georgia World Congress Center. DuBravac’s presentation, titled: “The Future of Wires...

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PolyOne expands specialty portfolio with high-performance elastomer technology license
Jan08

PolyOne expands specialty portfolio with high-performance elastomer technology license

PolyOne has announced an agreement with Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. to license its high-performance elastomeric material, Fortrex™. This technology consists of a cross-linked, olefinic-based elastomer with lighter weight, improved heat resistance, and easier processing versus that of certain conventional TPVs, silicones, and thermoset rubbers. Through this license agreement, Fortrex will serve as a boost to PolyOne’s...

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India on SAF™ Radar as New In-Country Agent Appointed
Oct22

India on SAF™ Radar as New In-Country Agent Appointed

Having a focused sales network overseas is of strategic importance to companies looking to enhance brand and product awareness internationally, and ultimately increase export sales. UK SAF™ super absorbents manufacturer Technical Absorbents, is currently looking at further developing its agency set-up and has recently appointed Brightmoon Innovations PVT. Ltd. to act as an official representative in India. Technical Absorbents...

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New Geon™ Plenstar™ Series for Telecommunication Cables Launched at IWCS
Oct16

New Geon™ Plenstar™ Series for Telecommunication Cables Launched at IWCS

At the IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, PolyOne announced availability of the new Geon™ Plenstar™ series of fire-resistant, plenum cable jacketing. Answering the market need for flame retardance and low smoke performance, the Plenstar series includes five grades of cable jacketing materials.  All meet UL approvals for plenum applications and provide the robust physical properties required for...

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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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OnCap™ Aversive Masterbatch Additives from PolyOne Receive Biocidal Product Regulation Authorization in Europe
Oct02

OnCap™ Aversive Masterbatch Additives from PolyOne Receive Biocidal Product Regulation Authorization in Europe

Wire and cable OEMs rely on PolyOne’s industry-leading OnCap™ Aversive masterbatch additives to produce jacketing that resists insect and animal attacks. The company has announced that these additives are authorized per the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) for use in Europe. EU Regulation No 528/2012 states that cable manufacturers in Europe can only use masterbatch additives that are authorized by BPR. In fact, no material...

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Advanced Innovation Made Possible with Sustainable FR Solutions from PolyOne
Sep25

Advanced Innovation Made Possible with Sustainable FR Solutions from PolyOne

PolyOne is featuring its extensive collection of high-performance and flame-resistant polymers, colorants and additives at Wire China 2018 this week. With a focus on safety and eco-conscious composition, these materials can help manufacturers in meeting their sustainability goals. Ranging from non-halogen, low smoke, and high temperature thermoplastics to inherently flame-resistant vinyl and specialty colorants and additives, the...

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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...

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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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