Nexans sells German metallurgy business to Mutares
Jun30

Nexans sells German metallurgy business to Mutares

Nexans has signed an agreement to sell Nexans Metallurgie Deutschland GmbH (NMD), a Nexans company specialized in oxygen free copper drawing to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA. Nexans NMD employs 250 employees and has two manufacturing sites located in Bramsche and Neunburg, Germany. It serves major first and second tier customer base for automotive, white goods and general industrial applications. Mutares is a listed company on Frankfurt...

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Stay connected while staying at home: Wire & Cable 2020 Virtual Conference
Jun09

Stay connected while staying at home: Wire & Cable 2020 Virtual Conference

The world is facing an unprecedented challenge. As an industry, it is imperative we respond to today’s unique challenges and understand the role the wire and cable industry can play in bringing social and economic recovery.During the crisis, CRU will continue to inform and equip decision-makers with high-quality information and discussion. With that in mind, CRU Events launch Wire & Cable 2020 Virtual Conference, being...

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Interview with Cheryl Craig, Business Segment Director for Industrial Laminates at LLFlex
Apr22

Interview with Cheryl Craig, Business Segment Director for Industrial Laminates at LLFlex

Tell our readers more about LLFlex? LLFlex is a global leader in laminated and coated products designed specifically for packaging and Industrial applications.    You recently opened a new manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Can you tell our readers more about this venture?     The new facility will be an extension of the LLFlex in Louisville but with the opportunity to provide more innovative...

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Borealis and Borouge raise the bar for fire safety standards
Apr20

Borealis and Borouge raise the bar for fire safety standards

Halogen-free grade FR8101 enhances safety of low voltage cables used in highly demanding environments Borealis and Borouge are expanding their existing portfolio of flame-retardant (FR) jacketing grades with the launch of FR8101. This new, halogen-free solution is based on metal hydrate technology and is intended for the production of low voltage building cables used in highly demanding environments. Thanks to FR8101, cable...

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WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2020 cancelled
Apr09

WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2020 cancelled

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces that its Board of Directors (BOD) has cancelled the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2020 due to the uncertain trajectory and effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for June 3-4, 2020, at the Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. On March 19, 2020, WAI announced the suspension of the event, pending further investigation of the...

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Ducab announces COVID-19 measures to protect workforce and minimise business disruption
Apr01

Ducab announces COVID-19 measures to protect workforce and minimise business disruption

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Ducab Group, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, and a key supplier to the Energy Sector, has implemented measures to ensure the health of employees and public is protected, and that Ducab’s global customers are served with minimal disruption.  In full compliance with all measures enforced by the UAE government and guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Ducab...

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Ducab Group confirms 5% rise in profitability for 2019
Mar23

Ducab Group confirms 5% rise in profitability for 2019

Continued diversification achieved during 40ᵗʰ anniversary of operations Ducab Group, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, has announced a 5% climb in overall profitability in 2019, driven by gains in key areas of its cable and metal manufacturing portfolio. Commenting on the company’s performance in 2019, Dr. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh, Chairman of Ducab, said: “Ducab’s 40ᵗʰ anniversary of operations saw our position as...

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Ducab launches new metals subsidiary
Mar05

Ducab launches new metals subsidiary

Ducab Metals Business (DMB) becomes third unit within Ducab Group of companies, providing ”Made in UAE” copper and aluminium solutions to global customer base Mohamed Al Ahmedi appointed to head the business Ducab, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, is consolidating its metal operations into a new subsidiary – DMB, a dedicated business unit within the Ducab Group of companies supplying “Made in UAE” copper and...

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New date for wire and Tube Düsseldorf
Mar06

New date for wire and Tube Düsseldorf

7 to 11 December 2020 The world’s leading international trade fairs for the wire, cable, tube and pipe industry, wire and Tube, will take place from 7 to 11 December 2020 at Düsseldorf Fairgrounds. This is Messe Düsseldorf’s timely response to the postponement of the industry highlights announced at the end of February. It was agreed in consultation with all partners involved in order to counteract the increasingly dynamic...

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Messe Düsseldorf postpones wire and Tube Düsseldorf 2020
Mar01

Messe Düsseldorf postpones wire and Tube Düsseldorf 2020

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH is postponing the international No 1 trade fairs for the wire, cable, tube and pipe industries – wire and Tube Düsseldorf. In close coordination with all partners involved, the company will promptly discuss alternative trade fair dates in order to guarantee planning can reliably proceed. In doing so, we are following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German government to take into...

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LLFlex hires Kelly M. Steward as Trade Compliance Manager
Feb27

LLFlex hires Kelly M. Steward as Trade Compliance Manager

Veteran logistics compliance professional will support company’s supply chain regulatory efforts. LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, and tobacco packaging industries, has hired Kelly M. Steward as Trade Compliance Manager. In this role, Steward is responsible for running the Foreign Trade Zones in Kentucky and North Carolina, managing...

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CRU to host strategic discussions on energy grid cable developments, the future of fibre technology and potential impact of Brexit on manufacturing and trade
Feb11

CRU to host strategic discussions on energy grid cable developments, the future of fibre technology and potential impact of Brexit on manufacturing and trade

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its flagship CRU Wire & Cable Conference in London 8-10 June 2020. This year’s conference includes industry thought leaders addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the global wire and cable industry. The industry keynote presentation will be given by Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London;...

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NKT reduces its environmental footprint by mechanical recycling of XLPE material
Feb05

NKT reduces its environmental footprint by mechanical recycling of XLPE material

NKT recycles the material cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) used for insulation of power cables. For NKT, this is significant step in the ambition to reduce the carbon footprint of its low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions. Power cables are the backbone of the global power grids being crucial to the transition to renewable energy and the focus on sustainability in the power cable industry is constantly increasing. As a...

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Borealis polyolefin innovations enable transition to lower carbon energy future
Feb05

Borealis polyolefin innovations enable transition to lower carbon energy future

Borealis Borlink™ is a crucial component in the energy transition Borealis announces an important milestone in its efforts to facilitate a more sustainable energy future. The high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable compound based on Borealis Borlink™ technology is being used in crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) power cables qualified for the tender of the “German corridor projects“. This enormous undertaking will...

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LLFlex to open new North Carolina manufacturing facility in January 2020
Jan24

LLFlex to open new North Carolina manufacturing facility in January 2020

LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, tobacco and other consumer packaging industries – is set to open a new 73,500-square-foot fully integrated manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina, that will provide the company’s premium products and services to customers in the US and abroad. The new plant will significantly expand...

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Borealis launches innovative, ADCA-free compound HE1355 for telecommunications cables
Jan23

Borealis launches innovative, ADCA-free compound HE1355 for telecommunications cables

World’s first chemically-foamed, high density polyethylene grade free of azodicarbonamide Borealis announces the global commercial launch of HE1355, a high density polyethylene (HDPE) grade free of azodicarbonamide (ADCA). It is the world’s first chemically-foamed, ADCA-free material intended for the production of telecommunications cables. This launch builds on the long Borealis track record of innovation in the most demanding Wire...

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CRU brings its global gathering of cable makers and thought-leaders to London for the first time in its history
Jan14

CRU brings its global gathering of cable makers and thought-leaders to London for the first time in its history

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its 14th CRU Wire & Cable Conference on 8-10 June 2020. Attracting over 200 key executives, the conference is well established as the premier meeting place for the world’s cable makers and the insulated wire and cable supply chain. The event is set to take place in London for the first time in its history, close to CRU’s headquarters and promises to draw on...

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WAI to add two new technical advisors to further its mission
Dec12

WAI to add two new technical advisors to further its mission

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces the appointment of Dane G. Armendariz as the association’s first Technical Advisor, in a role that commences on January 1, 2020. In this position Armendariz will serve as consultant to help assemble ferrous-related educational programming for upcoming conferences. He will also be a resource for WAI members in need of technical expertise within their organizations. WAI plans to...

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Continuing growth push, LLFlex names three more business development executives
Nov28

Continuing growth push, LLFlex names three more business development executives

LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, tobacco and other consumer packaging industries – is furthering its market expansion plans by naming three additional senior-level business development executives. Left to right – Shirreffs, Laverick and Lovett The initiative includes international growth: Jonathan Laverick has joined LLFlex as...

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Ducab celebrates 40 years of excellence in industrial manufacturing
Nov25

Ducab celebrates 40 years of excellence in industrial manufacturing

Ducab, a leading manufacturer of high quality cables in the region, jointly owned by Investment Corporation of Dubai and Abu Dhabi General Holding Corp (Senaat), is this week celebrating 40 years of excellence in industrial manufacturing. One of the UAE’s flagship manufacturing entities, Ducab was inaugurated by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum on 24 November 1979, with its first facility located in Jebel Ali and staffed by...

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Huntsman to showcase elastomers expertise for wire & cable applications at K 2019
Oct17

Huntsman to showcase elastomers expertise for wire & cable applications at K 2019

Osnabrück, GERMANY: At this year’s K show, Huntsman will be highlighting how its IROGRAN® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) elastomers can help protect connections in some of the toughest wire and cable applications in the world. Huntsman is a leading provider of robust, reliable elastomers used in cable jacketing in automotive, automation, offshore, healthcare and consumer goods applications. The company’s extensive range of...

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Tratos Queen’s Award celebration
Sep23

Tratos Queen’s Award celebration

Tratos celebrated its receipt of a Queen’s Award this month when the company invited friends, colleagues and special guests to join its senior team at its state-of-the-art factory in Knowsley, Merseyside. The advanced technology cable company won one of the most coveted of all business awards, a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for its new high-performance cable sheathing compound, Tratos JBA®.  Liverpool’s...

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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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