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, flame...

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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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PolyOne Features Suite of Non-Halogen, High-Temperature  Material and Additive Solutions at Wire China 2016
Sep26

PolyOne Features Suite of Non-Halogen, High-Temperature Material and Additive Solutions at Wire China 2016

PolyOne is showcasing its extensive portfolio of high-performance polymer and colorant solutions at Wire China 2016 this week. Solutions on display are designed to address compliance with regulations and the need for innovation among wire and cable customers. Solutions range from non-halogen, flame retardant, and low smoke, to oil/chemical resistant and high-temperature materials. “The wire and cable industry is always looking for new...

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Low-Shrink LS-HFFR Jacket Compound for Indoor/Outdoor Applications Exhibits Enhanced High-Temperature Performance
Sep08

Low-Shrink LS-HFFR Jacket Compound for Indoor/Outdoor Applications Exhibits Enhanced High-Temperature Performance

A new low-smoke halogen-free flame retardant (LS-HFFR) jacket compound provides enhanced resistance to thermal shock and excellent processability, along with the low-shrink properties required for fiber optic cable, it was announced today by Teknor Apex Company, which will introduce the product at Wire China 2016 (Booth W1E01) and at IWCS 2016 (Booth 213). Halguard® 58650 compound performs well over a broad temperature range, from a...

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SACO AEI Polymers to Exhibit at IWCS Oct. 2nd – 5th
Aug08

SACO AEI Polymers to Exhibit at IWCS Oct. 2nd – 5th

Visit SACO AEI Polymers at booth 402 during the IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium in Providence, RI Oct. 2nd – 5th. 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...

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Manhattan Scientifics Signs Development Agreement with General Cable
Jul27

Manhattan Scientifics Signs Development Agreement with General Cable

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. (OTCQB:MHTX) announced today that it has signed a $500,000 Joint Development Agreement with General Cable (NYSE: BGC). “We are committed to being the industry leader in innovation for overhead conductors for transmission and distribution. This partnership strengthens our focus on nano-structured aluminum, an important technology platform that creates differentiated...

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Leoni enhances expertise in injection moulding for medical technology
Jul05

Leoni enhances expertise in injection moulding for medical technology

Strengthening of systems business for mechanically and hygienically demanding applications Friesoythe – Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, has enhanced its expertise in the manufacture of overmoulded connections for medical equipment. In both high and low pressure processes, Business Unit Healthcare overmoulds thermoplastic and elastomer plastics; for...

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Southwire Signs New Contract For SCR® System
Jun14

Southwire Signs New Contract For SCR® System

Carrollton, GA – June 14, 2016: SCR Technologies, Southwire Company, LLC announces the signing of a new contract with a company in the Asian Region. The contract calls for an SCR system that is designed for a production rate of 25 tonnes per hour.  The project includes the design of all operating equipment, from a skip cart furnace loader to a finished rod handling system.  The system will include a 10-stand Morgan “No Twist®” rolling...

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Tough Nylon 6/12 for Automotive Cable Jackets Has Excellent Chemical Resistance and Withstands High Temperatures
Jun13

Tough Nylon 6/12 for Automotive Cable Jackets Has Excellent Chemical Resistance and Withstands High Temperatures

A new nylon 6/12 extrusion compound for automotive cable jackets provides excellent chemical resistance, withstands high service temperatures, and exhibits good dimensional stability as a result of low moisture absorption, it was announced today by the Nylon Division of Teknor Apex Company. The chemical resistance of Chemlon® 890 HNT001 nylon 6/12 is superior to that of nylon 6 and exhibits greater stress corrosion resistance upon...

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Plug into Dow for Complete Portfolio of Power and Telecom Cable and Accessories Solutions
Apr26

Plug into Dow for Complete Portfolio of Power and Telecom Cable and Accessories Solutions

Dow Electrical & Telecommunications is asking its customers to “Plug into Dow” to learn more about its innovation capabilities and complete portfolio of solutions for both power and telecom cables and cable accessories. “Dow E&T has been plugged into the power and telecom industries for decades, delivering innovation and reliable, long-lasting materials science-based products and technology for the transmission, distribution...

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Exhibitors and buyers show strong anticipation for Wire & Cable Guangzhou 2016
Apr18

Exhibitors and buyers show strong anticipation for Wire & Cable Guangzhou 2016

Wire and Cable Asia Forum 2016 will gather influential speakers to share latest industry insights and innovations Wire & Cable Guangzhou will again present the latest wire and cable solutions at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou from 6 – 8 June 2016. Organised by China Southern Power Grid Media Co Ltd, Guangzhou BoYou Exhibition Service Co Ltd and Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, the fair is the...

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Easier Optical Fiber Installation for High-Speed Connectivity with New PolyOne Low CoF Formulation
Apr11

Easier Optical Fiber Installation for High-Speed Connectivity with New PolyOne Low CoF Formulation

A new flame-retardant, non-halogenated sheathing solution, ECCOH™ 5702, makes cable installation significantly easier for optical fiber cable manufacturers and end customers. This material imparts a low coefficient of friction (CoF) to the cable surface, easing installation in existing conduit, whether the geometry is simple or complex over short or long distances. “Consumer and business expectations for high-speed connectivity will...

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Isabellenhütte presents new development at WIRE
Mar22

Isabellenhütte presents new development at WIRE

ISA-CON wires: good electrical conductivity and high tensile strength Wires with high electrical conductivity as well as high tensile strength properties are required for certain tasks. Because their mechanical strength is too low, pure copper wires, the best of all industrially used conductors, are not usually suited for these applications. However, ISA-CON® wires, which combine both properties in an optimal manner, are ideally...

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Metalube Expands Manufacturing Capacity
Mar21

Metalube Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Due to an upsurge in product demand, leading lubricants manufacturer Metalube has recently taken possession of the industrial unit located adjacent to its current site. This increases the space available to the company by over 70%. Metalube now occupies a 1-hectare site, which includes a 2,500 sq. meter covered factory, warehousing and office space alongside a brand new state-of-the-art laboratory.  The company has also purchased four...

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Borealis and Borouge: Bringing energy all around at Wire Düsseldorf 2016
Mar14

Borealis and Borouge: Bringing energy all around at Wire Düsseldorf 2016

Visico™ and Borlink™ innovations support sustainable grid development, new asset investments strengthen global innovation leadership Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating solutions for the wire and cable industry, will be at Wire Düsseldorf 2016 (4-8 April) to present their newly-launched Visico™ flame retardant (FR) systems for building and photovoltaic cables, and to showcase their leading-edge...

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Addivant™ Launches LOWINOX® FAST XL, an Innovative Liquid Antioxidant Improving Productivity and Reliability for the Wire & Cable Industry
Mar08

Addivant™ Launches LOWINOX® FAST XL, an Innovative Liquid Antioxidant Improving Productivity and Reliability for the Wire & Cable Industry

DANBURY, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Addivant™, a global leader in polymer additive technologies, today announced the launch of LOWINOX® FAST XL, the next generation liquid antioxidant solution for the production of medium and high-voltage cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) cables. Developed to meet the challenges faced by the cable industry, LOWINOX® FAST XL delivers new levels of productivity and cable consistency helping lower...

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Borouge and Borealis strengthen their commitment to the wire and cable industry at Middle East Electricity 2016
Mar04

Borouge and Borealis strengthen their commitment to the wire and cable industry at Middle East Electricity 2016

Borouge and Borealis strengthened their positions as long-term trusted partners of the global wire and cable industry with a full showcase of cutting-edge solutions for advanced insulation and cable protection applications at Middle East Electricity 2016 held in Dubai from 1-3 March 2016. The exhibition was officially opened by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, who visited the...

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DSM announces multi-year agreement with Corning
Feb26

DSM announces multi-year agreement with Corning

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is pleased to announce a new, multi-year agreement between Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), a world leader in optical fiber, and DSM, the world leader in cutting-edge optical fiber coatings, that will provide best in class fiber solutions to the telecommunications industry. “We are pleased to renew our strategic relationship with DSM,”...

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Fluor Awarded EPCM Work for BASF Chemicals Project
Feb19

Fluor Awarded EPCM Work for BASF Chemicals Project

Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) announced today that BASF awarded Fluor an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for the revamp of an alcohol and plasticizers facility in Pasadena, Texas. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2015. Fluor Awarded EPCM Work for BASF Chemicals Project Tweet this “Fluor has supported BASF with construction management services for many years in...

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Aurubis confirms forecast for the entire fiscal year
Feb15

Aurubis confirms forecast for the entire fiscal year

Aurubis AG generated operating earnings before taxes (EBT) of € 36 million in Q1 of the current fiscal year 2015/16 (previous year: € 39 million). The forecast for fiscal year 2015/16 was confirmed. The results in Q1 were burdened by weak copper scrap markets, lower precious metal production and a lower metal yield with reduced metal prices. In contrast, increased treatment and refining charges for copper concentrates, higher sales of...

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Huber Officially Acquires Martinswerk Business from Albemarle Corporation
Feb03

Huber Officially Acquires Martinswerk Business from Albemarle Corporation

J.M. Huber Corporation, through its Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) division, announces today it has acquired the Martinswerk business of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB). The Martinswerk portfolio is now officially part of the Fire Retardant Additives (FRA) business unit of HEM. “This strategic acquisition is well aligned with HEM’s FRA business unit – both from a product and geographic standpoint” Tweet this Huber’s largest...

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Low-Cost HFFR Jacket Compound for Fiber Optic Cable Combines Enhanced Flame Retardance with Low Post-Extrusion Shrinkage
Jan05

Low-Cost HFFR Jacket Compound for Fiber Optic Cable Combines Enhanced Flame Retardance with Low Post-Extrusion Shrinkage

A new halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) compound for fiber optic cable provides excellent flame retardance while exhibiting significantly lower post-extrusion shrinkage than similar compounds with comparable flame properties, it was announced today by Teknor Apex Company, which will feature the new product at Wire 2016 along with a previously introduced low-shrinkage grade (Hall 09, Stand E06-1). Halguard® 58625 compound has a UL-94...

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Cost effective electron irradiation improves the properties of plastic
Nov30

Cost effective electron irradiation improves the properties of plastic

High quality plastic material for applications with extreme safety requirements can be very costly. In many cases the performance of cheaper plastics can be improved significantly by electron beam irradiation. In certain fields safety requirements for all materials within the cable are rigorous, for example within nuclear power, defence and certain industrial environments. The polymer material used in such contexts must be strong and...

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