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distributors and users of wire and cable

distributors and users of wire and cable

FIBER OPTICS

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P.

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PAYOFFS, TAKE-UPS & RESPOOLERS...110

“Straight From The Show” Reports:

65 th IWCS 62 ...

wire China 2016

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... Wire & Cable India 2016

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116

Reels

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Marking &

Printing

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• News & Info: Page 128

• Wire Processing Essentials:

The Index of Processability of a Wire (IPW), The Physics of Crimping: Page 138

• Wire Harness Business & Strategy: The Sale Process, An Introduction:

Page 140

• Everything to Know About

Overmolded Cable Assemblies: Page 142

• Cable Maker Continues Research on Magnetic Pulse Crimping: Page 145

• New Products: Page 146

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Table of Contents

November/December 2016 • Vol. XLIV, No. 6

EMPHASIS: Fiber Optics

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46-60

Table of Contents November/December 2016 • Vol. XLIV, No. 6 EMPHASIS: Fiber Optics ... 46-60 Fiber
Fiber optic secondary coating line ... 57
Fiber optic secondary coating line
...
57

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Feature Articles

  • 46 Special Requirements for Low-Smoke, Halogen-Free, Flame-Retardant Compounds Mike Patel - Fiber optics present special demands on cable materials.

Reels for processing highly sensitive

materials

...

78

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Table of Contents November/December 2016 • Vol. XLIV, No. 6 EMPHASIS: Fiber Optics ... 46-60 Fiber

Breakdown

plastic reels

82

Table of Contents November/December 2016 • Vol. XLIV, No. 6 EMPHASIS: Fiber Optics ... 46-60 Fiber

Quality marking of

wire & cable

102

Ring marker 108 Spark tester with removable self-test & calibration module 122
Ring marker
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Spark tester with
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& calibration
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  • 48 Extrusion Success in Datacable Industry Gordon Murray - Small size and ability to yield high-quality insulation.

  • 50 World’s Highest-Density Optical Fiber with Deployable Reliability Hiroo Unoura, Masahiko Ito, Keizo Yamaguchi - Single fiber: 114 channels.

  • 54 Addressing the Critical Handling Demands of Optical Fiber & Fiber Optic Cables Jeff Swinchatt, John Dudus - Custom technology optimizes applications.

  • 56 High Quality in Fiber Optic Cables is a Must, Especially at Ultra-High Speeds Dr. Mikko Lahti - Keeping EFL and tube shrinkage under control.

  • 58 Meeting Increasing Demands for Broadcast & AV Applications Ed Sullivan - Fiber optic technology delivers digital, high-bandwidth and low signal-loss streams for coping with these demands.

  • 68 Reels Roundup WCTI Editorial Staff - State-of-the-art in reels, spools, drums, etc.

  • 86 New Generation of ETFE for High-Temperature Durable Cable Phil J. Spencer, Masatosi Abe, Shigeru Aida, Ryoji Watanabe, Masakazu Ataku, Masahide Yodogawa - Auto applications project.

  • 102 Marking & Printing Roundup WCTI Editorial Staff - State-of-the-art in marking and printing.

  • 110 Spotlight On Payoffs, Take-Ups & Respoolers Mike McNulty - Beginning and ending of most wire and cable processes.

Columns
Columns
  • 26 Fiber Market Growth to Focus Minds on Location of New Preform Capacity Beyond 2017 Philip Radbourne - Wire & Cable Economics

  • 40 WCISA ® Scholarship Program; WCISA at wire China 2016 & Wire & Cable India 2016 What’s New @ WCISA ®

  • 42 Green Vehicles Research; Automotive/Telecom Alliance; How Britains Can Stay in the EU; Most Innovative Country; Metals That Bond with Many Surfaces Konrad Dengler - European Perspectives

  • 44 Some Illustrative Slip Calculations Dr. Roger N. Wright - Tips from WireDrawing 101 ®

  • 138 The Index of Processability of a Wire (IPW), The Physics of Crimping J. Ruben Lozano - Wire Processing Essentials column

  • 140 The Sale Process: An Introduction Loren M. Smith - Wire Harness Business & Strategy column Industry Events, Tech Briefs, Wire Harness & Cable Connector, Departments on next page ...

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Announcement of collaboration between IWCS & UL to produce conference in China 62
Announcement of
collaboration between
IWCS & UL to
produce conference
in China
62

Automated quality

testing

96

Cold rolling cassette with new internal

coating

100

Precise, long-life cross head 98
Precise, long-life
cross head
98
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Industry Events

  • 62 Straight From The Show – 65 th IWCS Conference Images and news from IWCS 2016, October 2 to 5, 2016, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI, USA.

  • 90 Straight From The Show – wire China 2016 Images and News from wire China 2016, September 26 to 29, 2016, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China.

116

Straight From The Show – Wire & Cable India 2016

 

Images and news from Wire & Cable India 2016, October 5 to 7, 2016, at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center in Mumbai, India.

Tech Briefs

   

100

Innovation of High-Carbon Wire Production Lines

145

Cable Maker Continues Research on Magnetic Pulse Crimping

127

Wire Harness & Cable Connector

 

128

WHCC News & Info

138

The Index of Processability of a Wire (IPW), The Physics of Crimping

 

J. Ruben Lozano - Wire Processing Essentials column

140

The Sale Process: An Introduction

Loren M. Smith - Wire Harness Business & Strategy column

 

142

Everything to Know About Overmolded Cable Assemblies

Brian Morissette - Injection molding has provided better functionality.

145

Cable Maker Continues Research on Magnetic Pulse Crimping

An alternative to mechanical crimping and ultrasonic welding.

 

146

WHCC Products

   

8

Editorial

  • 123 Showcase: Materials

  • 10 Wire & Cable Events

  • 124 Showcase: Machinery

  • 12 Industry News

  • 148 Advertisers’ Index

  • 28 Corporate News

  • 150 Classifi ed Advertising

120

Showcase: Accessories

  • 151 Editorial Index

January/February 2017 Issue

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EDITORIAL

2017 Plan

As another year comes to a close, we are looking forward to our next six issues, which

will be fi lled with technology

and news related to making, processing and using all types of wire, cable and wire har- nesses. Our editorial plans and trade show coverage for 2017 are now complete and detailed in the accompanying graphic, which can be found online at www.wiretech.com. It is going to be a busy year.

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Rotating Machines

P.

108

January/February 2017

July/August 2017

 

TAPES, YARNS &

Cables 2017 Preview

Company Profiles

STRENGTH

WHMA 2017 Conference Preview

wire Southeast Asia 2017

MEMBERS...124

Top Products of 2016

Magnet Wire Emphasis

145

145

Preview Articles:

 

Wire Harness &

Welding & Pointing Emphasis

Guides/Pulleys/Sheaves/Traverses Roundup

IWCS 2016™

...

48

Cable Connector

wire China 2016

...

90

Focused News, Information and Products for Wire & Cable Processors, Distributors and End Users.

Presented by ...

Wire & Cable India 2016

...

126

September/October 2016

Inside this issue ...

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• News & Info: Page 146

Quality, Process & Tension Control Roundup

Fiber Optics: Machines & Materials Roundup

• The Index of Processability of a Wire (IPW): Page 152

• Corporate Culture:

Myth or Must? Page 154

• Women in Wire: Part of Cable Making “Dream Team”

Spotlight on Extrusion Machinery & Tooling

Spotlight on Wipes

Page 156

• Use of Cables on Aircraft:

Editorial deadline: January 9, 2017

Editorial deadline: June 19, 2017

Page 158

• Today’s Smaller Cables Require Automated Processing: Page 162

• Disruptive PIM Solution for Data Connections: Page 164

• Hot Crimping of Copper Wiring: Page 166

• High Heat Tolerance Magnet Wire & Insulation: Page 168

• New Products: Page 171

JULY/AUGUST 2016

JULY/AUGUST

2016

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March/April 2017

September/October 2017

Interwire 2017 Preview UL and IWCS China 2017 Cable & Connectivity

2017 IWCS Conference Preview

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Symposium Preview

wire South America 2017 Preview

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Tapes, Yarns & Strength Members Roundup

ROLLING EMPHASIS

P.

72

Capstans, Dancers,

Cable Filling & Waterblocking Roundup

Editorial deadline: August 21, 2017

 

147

Accumulators

P.

126

COMPANY PROFILES

POLYMERS

116

Wire & Cable Expo China 2017 Preview Rod Production Emphasis Conductors Roundup

Spotlight on Reels

Wipes

P.

102

Event Reports

...

80, 108, 122 & 232

Wire Harness & Cable Connector

Drawing Machines & Dies Roundup Spotlight on Bows

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Focused News, Information and Products for Wire & Cable Processors, Distributors and End Users.

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Inside this issue ...

• News & Info: Page 218

Mail & Internet posting: September 8, 2017

• Wire Harness Business & Strategy Column: A Three-

Ad closing: March 10, 2017

Decade Perspective on the

Wire Harness Industry:

Continuity and Change:

Page 228

• “Straight From The Show” Report: National Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo in Milwaukee: Page 230

• Developments in Laser Stripping of Enamel Wire:

Production finished: March 17, 2017

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• Quality That Lasts Under Daily Use: Page 242

• New Products: Page 243

 

Mail & Internet posting: March 24, 2017

Polymers Emphasis Payoff & Take-Ups Roundup

May/June 2017

Lubricants & Filtration Roundup

Editorial deadline: October 23, 2017

 

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2016

Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (EWPTE 2017) Preview wire Russia 2017 Preview

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Wire & Cable Guangzhou 2017 Preview

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Welding

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Wire Harness

Polymers in Cables 2017 Preview

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Materials

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Interwire 2017 Update Heat & Surface Treatment Emphasis

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CONDUCTORS EMPHASIS

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40-47

96

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Braiders Roundup Spotlight on Marking & Printing

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I am often amused, irritated and slightly fearful about the ongo- ing talk of free college tuition and expanded student loan amnesty

programs. Last summer, I dropped my kids off at college, and I can

tell you that attending and operating one is anything but free and not

a refl ection of functioning in a real market economy. No matter where

you look, money is seeping into and out of these places, from the ex- pansive building infrastructure to the armies of deans, administrators

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pronoun guidelines. The new proposals of free tuition and expanded student loan relief will only be accomplished by unconstitutional government-enforced plunder waged on all employed taxpayers. The accompanying chart shows what happens when natural

market forces are infl uenced by government intervention and ma-

nipulation. Is anyone surprised to see that health care and child care

costs are also way out of whack?

Four Words

What can I say about the USA Presidential election that has not already been said? I could go on a rant about the result being an epic

rebuttal of elitism and identity politics or how uninhibited govern-

ments always lead to tyranny and corruption or I can make the case that the vast majority of the population doesn’t even understand the US Constitution, but instead I will present four words:

Service: all federal government leaders and workers are to carry out their defi ned and limited duties to serve others, not themselves.

This is the same dynamic applies to strong businesses, communities,

neighborhoods, sports teams and families. Solidarity: we are all in this together, so along with natural rights, everyone has duties including working, paying taxes, following laws, living within one’s means and helping those in need, as they are able, and not passing these duties onto others. Subsidiarity: the organizing principle that matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest or least centralized competent au- thority. Problem solving should start with the individual, and when needed, it should progress to the next logical levels: family, friends, neighbors, religious organizations, charities, volunteer associations, cities, states, etc. In other words, the central authority (government) should have a subsidiary function and only perform the tasks that can’t be accomplished at the next immediate levels. Humility: the mother of all vir- tues. Not too common today, but an eff ective antidote to most problems.

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James Monroe Sponsors 4 th Annual “Play Fore Playmakers”

It was with great honor that James Monroe Wire & Cable Corporation, Lancaster, MA, USA, sponsored the fourth annual “Play Fore Playmakers” Charity golf tournament on July 18, 2016, at Sterling National Country Club, located in Sterling, MA, USA.

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James Monroe has supported the tour-

nament in the past and this was the first

year that the company was the major sponsor. James Monroe is a leader in the wire and cable industry producing custom wire and cable products to a wide range of markets worldwide.

The annual tournament has always been a great success, and this year was

no different, raising US$33,800 for the

Life is Good Kids Foundation (former- ly known as the Life is good Playmak- ers Organization). This money was raised from golf registrations, donations, a live auction and hole and corporate sponsorships. In addition, monies were raised and prizes were awarded out on the course with a professional long ball hitter from Charity Golf International (CGI) who would hit for each foursome on a par 5 and an air cannon that could be used to shoot your golf ball up to 250 yards for “closest to the pin” prizes. Boston Red Sox legend, Luis Tiant, was also on-hand to play a round of golf with three winning bidders from an on- line auction held prior to the tournament.

On August 11, 2016, David Fisher, President of James Monroe, with Jay and Penny Munsey, Tournament Direc- tors, presented a check in the amount

of US$33,800 to the Life is Good Kids

Foundation at its headquarters in Boston MA, USA.

“It is an honor that in our first year

of sponsoring the tournament that it had

generated the biggest return for The Life

is Good Kids Foundation to date,” said

Fisher. “We all at James Monroe look forward to sponsoring and supporting

the efforts of the Life is Good Kids

Foundation next year.”

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NEMA Revises Premier Standard on Magnet Wire

MW 1000 is the premier standards publication for general requirements, product specifications and test proce- dures for the manufacture and packaging of magnet wire. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rosslyn, VA, USA, has revised ANSI/ NEMA MW 1000-2016 Magnet Wire. This standard presents all existing NEMA standards for magnet wire including standards for round, rect - angular and square-film insulated and fibrous-covered copper and aluminum magnet wire. According to Jim Avery, Technical Committee Chair of the Magnet Wire Section Technical Committee, and Technical Support Manager, MWS Wire Industries, “This new release of MW 1000 benefits both magnet wire producers and end users.”

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Obituary Ron Neuman A wire industry leader and innovator, Ron Neuman, age 66, died on Wednesday,
Obituary
Ron Neuman
A wire industry leader and innovator, Ron
Neuman, age 66, died on Wednesday,
August 24, 2016, after a lengthy illness.
Ron became a successful engineer, man-
ager and business owner,
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in specialized extrusion
tooling for industrial appli-
cations. His career in the
wire and cable industry
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ing more than 15 years at
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IWCS & UL Collaborate on China Conference

Shrewsbury, PA, USA-based IWCS Inc. , producer of the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, and UL, a global independent safety science company, have collaborated to establish a regional Asian conference in Shang-

hai, China. The UL and IWCS China 2017 Cable & Connectivity Symposium

is the region’s leading forum for the exchange of information on technical in- novations and solutions in the industry. Based on the IWCS educational sym- posium format, the China symposium will be held April 25 to 27, 2017, at the Marriott Shanghai City Centre, Shanghai, China.

“We were pleased to be asked by UL, a prominent and respected global orga-

nization, to off er this additional regional

conference in China,” commented Rob- ert Wessels, Jr. of CommScope, Inc. and Chairman of IWCS. “This is our 65 th year of the global symposium conducted

in the United States and we are now looking forward to presenting topics to a broader audience in Asia, particularly to those who cannot travel here.” The IWCS Symposium has been the leading worldwide conference for peer reviewed papers and presentations on technologies and trends in cable and connectivity for the communications, data, electronics, power, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries.

L.F. Lai, VP and General Manager of UL’s Wire and Cable division, stated, “The IWCS Connectivity Symposium is an internationally reputable conference for the wire and cable industry with a

well-established history.” Reliable and higher speed connec- tivity is an increasing need, which is

being fulfi lled by the fast development

of emerging technologies from global industry players. “As China is the largest market for wire and cable connectivity with the strongest need for acquiring the knowl- edge of latest innovations, it is logical to establish this regional event in China as the premier venue to learn of new technologies in cable and connectivity materials, products, processes and ap- plications.” Lai continued. “IWCS is

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3 rd Consecutive Success for WAI Conference in Mexico

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc., Madison, CT, USA, hosted its International Technical Conference in Monterrey, Mexico, to an involved crowd of 190 participants, October 18 to 20, 2016. It is the third such conference

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WAI held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Monterrey, following the similar interest

in its 2008 and 2010 events there. This internationally recognized edu- cational forum comprised 20 technical presentations, 42 exhibiting companies and a plant tour of the new KIA auto- motive factory where tour-goers saw the company’s stamping, welding, painting, assembly and quality-assurance process- es. Sergio Valdés Ramírez, Viakable, and Cesar Estrada, Asociación Nacio- nal de Transformadores de Acero AC (ANTAAC), were featured speakers. Remarking on the event, WAI’s 2016 President, Andy Talbot , said, “The Monterrey ITC had many high points— several outstanding technical papers were presented, and every speaker and presentation was informative and rel- evant. The KIA plant tour was one of many highlights of this event, as was the enthusiastic participation of all of the exhibitors and attendees.” WAI Past President, Antonio Ayala, and three-time planning volunteer, said, “ITC was characterized by the high quality of its speakers and papers, its

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suppliers and mainly the high level of the participants. The KIA plant visit was a success. Everything went great.” The event was created with the co- operation of the ANTAAC, the Monter- rey Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCVMTY) and with the assistance from the following conference planning volunteers: Patricio G. Murga, Viak- able; Eduardo Anaya, Indepa SC; and Antonio Ayala, AA Enterprise. www.wirenet.org

WCISA ® Scholarships

The Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association ® (WCISA ® ) , Akron, OH, USA, had a large number of scholarship applications and requests this year. The competition was strong enough that the WCISA Board of Direc- tors decided to award multiple annual scholarships in 2016 as well as a contri- bution to a special scholarship for a wire and cable industry scholarship program organized by the IWCS.

WCISA 2016 High School Scholar- ship Winners:

Amanda Accorsi , daughter of John Accorsi of T&T Marketing, Inc. US$1000 Brooke Arruda, daughter of Ray- mond Arruda of Davis Standard

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Lauren Klei, daughter of Herbert Klei of Chase Corp. US$500 Brooke Norman, daughter of Su- san Norman of Davis Standard

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Brenna Foster Richards, daughter of David Richards of RichardsA- pex, Inc. US$500 • Kimberly Thomson, daughter of Robert Thomson of Davis Stan- dard US$500

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nectivity Symposium, the premier venue for new technologies in cable and con- nectivity products, processes and appli- cations, has annpounced the 2016 IWCS scholarship recipients. This scholarship program includes the John T. Barteld/ IWCS Scholarship Endowments and the Christopher Kenneth Eoll Memorial Endowment as well as six additional annual student scholarships. Support for

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As ever, demand in the fi ber optic cable market histori- cally has come through in sharp waves, which can see the market switch from feast to famine. The industry still remembers the 2001 telecoms crash, and the market disruption of preform capacity and technology shifting to China. But it has become clear that globally, demand for fi ber optic cable has shown strong and expanding growth levels in 2016.

Integer Research’s latest global data service tracks these changes on a country-by-country basis, with production, trade and consumption and our latest forecasts to 2020. The Chinese market for fi ber optic cable has continued to show robust growth levels above 20% year-on-year. Almost every region globally has shown sustained growth levels in deployed cabled km. One notable exception has been Brazil, where the US$19 billion (the largest in Brazil- ian history) bankruptcy proceedings of local fi xed telco, Oi, hit sentiment and demand in the telecom sector. It directly hit demand for fi ber optic cable, RF coaxial cable and the power cables used to power the various telecom systems.

Elsewhere globally, a combination of demand drivers from FTTH, mobile data and cloud computing that is driving data center infrastructure has seen robust demand in Mexico, ASEAN, the rest of Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East. There are also mega-projects, with in-built Wi-Fi that are also consuming large volumes of fi ber optic cable. Although still concentrated in North Amer- ica, hyper-scale data center will likely become a strong driver of fi ber optic cable demand worldwide through 2017-2020. Each of these hyper-scale data centers now

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optic cable plant in the USA, and was reported to be mull- ing a new fi ber optic cable plant in Mexico in Q3 2016. Even India, which has shown fi ts and starts in its growth rates over the last fi ve years has shown stronger order levels, driven by 4G, Smart City, FTTH deployments and BharaNet, the rural fi ber optic cable connection program. But its level of telecom capital expenditure and fi ber optic deployment is less than 10% of that in China.

One demand driver that has emerged globally, beyond FTTH, is cloud computing, which has become an eff ec- tive way to access data worldwide. Consumers routinely expect to be able to download their cloud-stored data (social networks), podcasts, movies, e-books and music on multiple devices, picking up on one device, where they left on another. The same is true of companies that are using data to improve manufacturing process, inventory/ stock management and logistics, further driven by the “Internet of things”, and marketing trend data using “Big Data analytics”.

This has all meant that upstream, because of the shift to specialization, and application of G.652 (A,B,C &D) and G.657 single mode optical fi ber and the range of OM2, OM3 and OM4 multi-mode optical fi ber, that shortages have emerged. At the moment, the worldwide and optical preform market is concentrated among a limited number of producers, such as Corning, Hengtong, YOFC, Furu- kawa/OFS, Shin-Etsu and Prysmian. The tightening in optical fi ber has hit nonintegrated fi ber optic cable makers or optical fi ber producers the most. If we see a further switch to higher fi ber counts in a variety of markets, then perhaps there will be signifi cant investments in new pre- form capacity in the developed world for the fi rst time in

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Great Lakes Solutions Invests in Labs for R&D and Apps Development

Great Lakes Solutions, Philadel- phia, PA, USA, a business of Chem- tura Corporation, has announced the completion of its new, global center of

excellence for flame-retardant research

and development and applications de- velopment at the Nudenberg-Wheeler Technology Research Campus in Naugatuck, CT, USA. Having opened on August 1, 2016, these laboratories

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retardants, but also large-scale extruders and molding equipment for formulation improvement and new applications of existing products. The testing area services all neces- sary mechanical and burn-performance tests for new and existing products, and the unsurpassed analytical instrumenta- tion provides required data regarding polymer structure, small molecule composition and interactions thereof. “Naugatuck is the primary global R&D location for Chemtura,” explained

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Miller & Thomson Advanced at Thermcraft

Thermcraft, Inc. , Winston Sa - lem, NC, USA, has introduced Scott Miller as its new North American Sales Man- ager. Miller will have responsibility for de - veloping Thermcraft’s market presence as well as assisting in the mar-

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keting strategy for both the USA and Canadian markets. With nearly eight years of thermal processing and sales experience in the furnace and oven industry, Miller can find the ther- mal processing solution for your needs. Miller can be reached by email at smiller@thermcraftinc.com. Thermcraft also introduces Bill

Thomson as its new General Manager. Thomson will be responsible for day- to-day operations that foster an environment for positive growth and development within the Thermcraft organization. He brings manufacturing and management experi-

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SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Opens Subsidiary in Taiwan

Special steel products from the

SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group

are in demand in the Republic of China (Taiwan). To give local customers ac- cess to the entire product range of their steelworks and strengthen customer service in the region, the steel group

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Tool steel at SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH.

Asia as a growing market has great

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Congressman Joe Courtney Visits Davis-Standard

Davis-Standard , Pawcatuck, CT, USA, welcomed Joe Courtney, U.S. Congressman for Connecticut’s Second District, on August 19, 2016, at its head- quarters in Pawcatuck. Congressman Courtney and Congressional staff mem- ber Taijah Anderson visited the site to learn more about Davis-Standard’s tech- nology, economic impact on the region

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and the upcoming expansion of the Paw- catuck facility. Davis-Standard’s Presi- dent and CEO, Jim Murphy and other Davis-Standard leadership provided an overview and tour of Davis-Standard, offering insight into the company’s im- pressive global growth, plant specifics

and diverse equipment portfolio.

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“Davis-Standard has an impressive operation and it was an honor to tour the facility in Pawcatuck,” said Congress- man Courtney. “The cleanliness of the machining floor, advanced manufactur- ing practices and employee engagement is really something to behold. We’re

very proud of Davis-Standard and the strong economic boost they continue to provide to southeastern Connecticut.” Murphy added, “We enjoyed Con- gressman Courtney’s visit and appreci- ate his support of the manufacturing industry. Last year, Congress enacted an

R&D tax credit this has been beneficial

in helping us further our technological advancements. We also appreciate the

Congressman’s support of the Pawca- tuck expansion, which will house manu- facturing capabilities for our growing

blown film business.” Davis-Standard is adding 15,000 ft 2

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Pawcatuck. Davis-Standard has operated in southeast Connecticut since 1848 and is one of the oldest and largest employers in the southeast Connecticut/southwest Rhode Island region. The expansion of the Pawcatuck site reinforces the com- pany’s commitment to the local region. Through its long-standing position as a market leader, it is considered the “Cen- ter for Excellence” for Connecticut’s ex- trusion technology sector. In addition to the Pawcatuck facility, Davis-Standard has manufacturing facilities and sub-

sidiaries in the USA, Europe and Asia.

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SMS group to Supply Wire Rod Mills in China

Chinese Guangdong Guoxin Indus- trial Co. Ltd. has awarded SMS group the order to supply the mechanical core components and the complete electrical and automation package for a new wire rod mill complex. The new complex will

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Burkhard Dahmen, (left seated), Chairman of the Managing Board of SMS group GmbH, and Huang Min (right seated), Chairman of Guangdong Guoxin Industrial Co. Ltd., signing the contract.

be built in the Sino-German Develop- ment Zone, Jieyang City, Guangdong Province, with production scheduled to commence in 2017. The works will be designed for an annual capacity of 1.4 million tons (700,000 tons per year per mill). The two one-strand, high-speed mills will roll wire rod in diameters from 5.5 to 25 mm and rebars in diameters between 6 and 14 mm at 105 mps. The steel grades to be rolled will comprise cold-heading, alloyed, spring and stainless steels as well as tire cord and welding wire. As core equipment, both wire rod mills will feature compact cantilever stands (CL stands) in the intermediate mill, six and four-stand wire rod blocks and a loop laying head. The CL stands will be of identical design and exchange- able with one another. SMS group will supply their tried-and-tested and reliable wire rod blocks in six and four-stand designs. The division into two blocks means that all final dimensions can

be finish-rolled in a maximum of four

passes. All dimensions can therefore be rolled thermomechanically, i.e., at low temperatures and with close dimensional tolerances. Besides the mechanical equipment, the SMS group will also supply the complete electrical and automation package, from the roller table at the exit end of the reheating furnace down to the coil transfer system, and perform the commissioning activities. The supply

scope includes the technological control systems for the automation, the switch- gear, drive system, sensor technology

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Cable Tapes Announces Expansion Plans in UK

Cable Tapes Ltd., Manchester, UK, market leading supplier of mica tapes to the cable industry, has announced news

of its expansion plans. With an impres- sive eight new specifically designed high-capacity machines, the company reportedly now has the largest and most modern installed subcontract taping capacity in the UK. With the acquisi-

tion of the brownfield site conveniently

positioned adjacent to its existing prem- ises, the company will be developing its distribution operation. While enhancing and strengthening manufacturing and delivery capabilities, Cable Tapes Ltd. continues to lead the market with its products. The company said it is proud of its ‘Maxi’ spools, which contain over 20,000 m of tape. These giant spools are a huge leap for- ward in the production of mica taped

conductor. Like all of its spools, the

‘Maxi’ version is supplied ‘step wound’ to give a robust product, while maintain- ing ease of handling. The tape has the ultimate advantage of being ‘joint free’,

offering seemingly endless lengths of

stable mica taped conductor.

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Cable Tapes Ltd. offers a single source for all cable lapping tapes and twines. www.cabletapesuk.com

New Management at Eurolls De Mexico

Eurolls SpA of Italy announced

that on August 1, 2016, it appointed a new General Manager and Production Manager at its subsidiary in Monterrey, Mexico. The new General Manager for Eurolls De Mexico is Alan Tafoya, while the new Produc - tion Manager is Marco Trevisani. Trevisani has over 25 years of experi-

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ence working with the Eurolls Group in Italy. Eurolls De Mexico manufactures and re - grinds rolls for custom- ers in the tube, wire, hot mill and continuous casting sectors for both the ferrous and nonfer-

Alan Tafoya

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rous markets. The goal of the company has always been to provide the North and South American markets with a local service center that can conveniently manufactures a range of critical parts with Italian qual- ity. As Eurolls is looking to expand its production capabilities in Monterrey, Eurolls De Mexico is investing in new equipment, which includes new CNC lathes, grinders, CNC centers and other machines.

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As the company would like to ag- gressively expand its sales presence in these markets, Eurolls de Mexico is also searching for sub-agents inside Mexico and Latin America. If interested, contact Steven Nichols, who is the Sales Man- ager for the USA and Canadian markets. He is based in New Jersey, USA, and has been working for the Eurolls Group for more than 20 years. Aside from handling the sales activity for tooling in North America, Nichols has recently been appointed as the Controller for the Mexican company. For all tooling and Eurolls Machinery Division inquiries for Mexico and Latin America, send email to Alan Tafoya at atafoya@eurolls.com. www.eurolls.com

ADVARIS Finalizes Partnership with Maillefer

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GmbH, Bruchsal, Germany and Maille- fer Extrusion Oy of Finland have concluded a strategic partnership for the

business area called Maillefer Factory System (MFS). From now on, ADVA- RIS will be equipping Maillefer and its international customers with cutting- edge operation management systems for the cable and wire industry. Maillefer offers a complete set of technology and services for turnkey-ready cable factories and extensions of existing fac- tories as a general contractor and is now planned to intensify this business area. Maillefer has chosen suitable part- ners for the individual trades involved in creating a cable factory. “Right from the beginning, ADVA- RIS was our ideal partner for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufac- turing execution system (MES). For us, as a premium supplier, the decisive factors are high quality, reliability and know-how, and ADVARIS delivers all three”, said Juha Hiltunen, head of the Project Management. The ADVARIS ERP/MES solution “ADVARIS Cable” includes all software modules required for the operation of

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SMS Supplies Ningxia Iron

Ningxia Iron & Steel based in Zhongwei City, China, is expanding its product portfolio and increasing its capacity with new high-speed wire rod mill equipment from SMS group. The core equipment supplied by the SMS group for the new one-strand mill will include a ten-stand wire rod block, a high-speed pinch roll unit and a loop- laying head. The new mill system will be designed to produce 600,000 tons of wire rod per year. “With the new high-speed equipment from the SMS group, our company can be sure that all processes will run stably and reliably, achieving high availabil- ity and productivity,” commented Cao GuangJiang , of the Ningxia Iron & Steel Group. The Ningxia Iron & Steel Group said that it will produce quality products such as rebar in the size range of from 6 to 20 mm diameter in carbon structural and low-alloy steels. These products will be manufactured for the Chinese market on the new wire rod mill. Starting material will be 150 mm square CC billets with a length of 12 m, heated in a furnace with a throughput rate of 140 tons per hour. Commissioning of the mill is sched- uled for 2017. For additional technical specifications on this equipment, contact the SMS group or visit the company’s website. www.sms-group.com

NIEHOFF Magazine:

Market Growth Report

The latest issue of the NIEHOFF Magazine, the customer journal of the Niehoff Group, Schwabach, Germany, is available now. The main article titled, “Where is growth?” focuses on the global cable industry and its outlook

based on findings discussed at the CRU Wire and Cable Conference 2016 in June 2016. The growth rate of the cable sector is

higher than the global GDP growth rate. Promising market possibilities are given in China and India as shown by market reports on both countries where the two major trade fairs for the wire and cable industry in the second half of 2016 are taking place. Niehoff, its local subsidiaries, Nie- hoff Machinery Changzhou and Nie- hoff of India, and partner companies presented at the following exhibits:

wire China 2016, booth W1F63: an MMH 121 + RM 201 type multi- wire drawing line made in Germany and a D 631.5 + ARP 630 type high-speed double twist bunching machine made by NMC. Wire & Cable India 2016, booth E 02: a 16 wire multiwire drawing line type MMH 121 + RM 201 made by NoI and a stranding ma- chine type DSI 631 for data cables with backtwist pay-off type ARD 630 D. Besides cutting-edge technology, the comprehensive customer service Niehoff Original+ is one of Niehoff’s key success factors. It includes among others the reliable and fast supply of OEM spare and wear parts and the on- site service for technical assistance. One article in the publication also describes the Niehoff Online Service and the Niehoff Data Interface (NDI), and intro- duces the new spare parts management system. The following article shows interesting details of another sector of Niehoff Original+: the modernization of Niehoff machinery. In this NIEHOFF Magazine issue, two cable manufacturing companies, which rely on Niehoff technology are introduced. These are Shanghai Qifan Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd. , China, and Havells India’s Wire & Cable Division. In an interview, Ing. Karl Fröschl, the longtime Technical Manager of the Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke (cable works), Austria, talks about experiences and insights which he gained in 43 years with the company and the wire and cable industry.

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Huber’s Fire-Retardant Additives Capacity Expansion Announced

The Fire Retardant Additives (FRA) business unit, part of the Huber En- gineered Materials division of J.M. Huber Corporation , Atlanta, GA, USA, has announced a 10% capacity expansion of its Martinal ® fine precipi- tated alumina trihydrate production at its newly acquired Martinswerk Plant in Bergheim, Germany. The additional capacity is projected for completion by the third quarter of 2017. This addition follows a 20% capacity expansion in precipitated alumina trihydrate just completed at Huber’s Bauxite, Arkansas facility in the United States. The investment by Huber in addi- tional capacity in Bergheim commences only seven months after the February acquisition of Martinswerk GmbH, including the joint venture interest in

Magnifin Magnesiaprodukte GmbH

& Co. KG. “This investment is the first in a

series of expansions planned for Ber- gheim as we begin implementing our longer term strategy for the business,” said Jerry Bertram , Vice President

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and General Manager of Huber’s FRA business unit. “The capacity expansion is part of

our ongoing global growth plan and underlines Huber’s commitment to the

non-halogenated fine precipitated fire

retardant market and enables us to meet

increasing demand from our valued customers,” added Martin Schulting, Managing Director of Huber’s FRA European operations.

Huber is a global leader in the pro- duction of fine precipitated alumina trihydrate and magnesium hydroxide,

both nonhalogenated fire retardants. Its

FRA business unit has four manufactur- ing sites in North America and two in

Europe. www.hubermaterials.com

Continued Success for Surface Technology from Steuler in China

In the wake of the order from Wuxi Xingcheng for the supply of two

roll pickling plants for the continu - ous pickling of stainless steel wires,

Steuler Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG of Germany has been working with Steuler-Bobby (Shanghai) Equipment

Engineering Ltd. on a further order from China since early 2016. The client is Jiang Yin Xing Cheng Special Steel Works Co. Ltd. , Jiangyin, China, a subsidiary of the Jiangyin Steel Group, to which Wuxi Xingcheng also belongs. The surface treatment plant is sched- uled for commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2016. The order covers en- gineering, supply, assembly and com- missioning of a complete, automatic continuous tunnel pickling line for wire coils. The plant can treat bearing, spring and cold-drawn steels in the form of wire rods and drawn wires with an annual capacity of approximately 120,000 tons. The surface treatment plant com- prises pre-treatment with potassium permanganate/sodium hydroxide, multi- stage pickling, zinc phosphating as well as borax coating, soaping or lime coat-

ing with the necessary rinsing stages. In addition to the surface treatment plant, the order includes Steuler An- lagenbau implementing a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) wastewater treatment plant. It recovers a large proportion of the water from the spent acids, spent solutions and rinsing water and feeds it back into the process as fresh water. The solids contained in the process solu- tions as well as the dissolved acids, salts and metals are neutralized using lime and converted into a solid suitable for disposal. Thus the entire surface treat- ment plant operates without generating wastewater (ZLD). This is already the third surface technology order Steuler Anlagenbau has received that incorporates the STEULER-ZLD process. There is an increasing demand for surface treatment plants that operate without generating wastewater from China, India and other Asiatic countries, because ever-greater emphasis is being placed on significant- ly reducing environmental and water

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pollution in these regions. Besides operating without generating any wastewater (ZLD), the entire Steuler process is characterized by very low operating costs too. They are well be- low those associated with conventional methods of wastewater treatment, such as neutralization, precipitation, drainage and discharge into an on-site soak pit or sewer. www.stuler-ab.de

DSM Opens Expanded Research Center in USA

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has opened its expanded US$5 million research and technology center for DSM Engineering Plastics

today in the Detroit suburb of Troy,

MI, USA.

The opening of the Troy Research & Technology Center strengthens DSM Engineering Plastics’ product devel - opment and application development capabilities in North America, and will

enable it to collaborate more closely and efficiently with its customers. The center will offer a variety of ma- terial characterization techniques. Some

of the new facility’s features include a broad range of mechanical testing capabilities:

Analytical techniques

including microscopy.

Extensive testing capabilities

on aging and chemical resistance

of materials.

Physical material testing, including

rheology and thermal analysis. • 3D printing capability to enable rapid prototyping.

In addition, DSM is dedicating part

of the lab to application testing in part-

nership with its customers. It also will

develop novel test setups to drive a bet-

ter understanding of the performance of

DSM materials under field conditions.

DSM already anticipates expanding

the Tech Center in 2017. The lab has

additional floor space available to allow

for increasing capacity of its current testing activities, and for introducing further capabilities including flamma- bility testing and secondary operations

such as plastic welding. DSM also plans

to add more advanced material-charac-

terization techniques to the facility to support product development, along

with more application-specific testing.

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Ryker India Orders Casting & Rolling Line from SMS group

Ryker Base Private Limited, a joint venture of Polycab Wires and Cables and Trafigura , India, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of a CONTIROD ® CR-3500 line. The line for the casting and rolling of

wire rod in a single process will have a production capacity of 35 tons of cast

and rolled copper wire rod per hour.

Commissioning of the CONTIROD

line at the JV’s new plant in the Indian

state of Gujarat is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018.

Using the CONTIROD CR-3500, RYKER will produce predominantly ETP copper wire rod (Electrolytic Tough Pitch) as starting material for its own cable production. The in-house produc- tion of 8 mm drawing stock on the new CONTIROD line will enable RYKER to supply a consistently high product quality for the existing ultra-modern

wire drawing plant.

Thanks to the use of modern, energy-

efficient installations and high perfor- mance, the new line will establish the preconditions for achieving the aspired

goals. The scope of supply includes a

shaft melting furnace, a twin-belt caster, a 12-stand rolling mill with separate

individual drives, a deoxidization and cooling section, a wire coiling station, a

strapping unit and a film packing station.

The shaft melting furnace employs the SMS group’s proven lambda control system in combination with the further developed charging and distribution

system for cathodes and recycled scrap.

This technology minimizes natural gas consumption and increases product

quality. The twin-belt caster produces

a rectangular cast ingot in a practically

horizontal casting process. This is an

important precondition for a high and consistent quality of the finished prod- ucts, in particular with the demanded

large dimensions.

The homogeneous cast ingot is formed into the required wire rod dimen- sions in the 12 individually driven stands

of the rolling mill.

The casting and rolling technology employed establishes the very good preconditions required for the down- line drawing process—particularly for the production of enameled wire and

multi-fine wire in an environment with

constantly growing demands on draw-

ing speed and technological properties.

In the cooling section, the oxide layer

on the surface of the wire is first reduced

by a chemical reaction with a water/al- cohol solution before it is cooled to the desired target temperature in a second step using water without the addition

of alcohol.

The separation of the two process

steps allows for a significant reduction in alcohol consumption.

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Reivax Maquinas Adds New Wire Forming to Line

Reivax Maquinas, Breda, Spain, has for over 25 years been supplying wire forming machinery to North America and other regions of the world. In recent weeks, the company unveiled the newest addition to its family of automatic ring forming and welding machines. The machine construction is quite robust with reliable production and operator-friendly design. For North American customers, Allen Bradley software is used for the PLC control. Operation of the machine is such that the program will automatically adjust

the payoff according to the ring being

produced. Changeover from one size to another is exceptionally quick. Finished

rings are fl at and with a length precision

of ±0.1 mm. The ring diameter range is from 150 to 1500 mm. A video demonstrating this model as well as many other wire forming machines built by Reivax Maquinas

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Straus-Artys Corporation, Woodbury, NY, USA or visit the websites below.

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Grace to Director at Lloyd & Bouvier

Lloyd & Bouvier Inc. , Clinton, MA, USA, is further strengthening its

presence in the wire and cable machinery market with the addition of Greg Grace as Director of En- gineering. Grace comes to Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc. with over 20 years of experience in the wire

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Davis-Standard Germany Welcomes Paul Knorsch

Davis-Standard in Erkrath, Germa- ny, has announced that Paul Knorsch has joined the company as the After- market Group and Business Devel - opment Leader at Da - vis-Standard’s German subsidiary, ER-WE-PA GmbH . In his new role, Knorsch will work closely with the Global Aftermarket Team to

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support Davis-Standard

products, locations and initiatives worldwide. He will be based in Erkrath and report to Kai Möllendorf, ER-WE- PA’s Managing Director. Knorsch will play an integral role in driving aftermarket growth and sup- porting customers. He will be dedicated to further enhancing the existing after- market offerings in spare parts manage- ment, retrofits and rebuilds as well as

control upgrades. In addition, Knorsch will promote the latest technology to demonstrate how Davis-Standard can improve customer’s existing extrusion lines. Knorsch has worked for decades with customers on specialized solutions around the world. His knowledge and expertise within the extrusion industry

will be a great asset to Davis-Standard.

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METALUBE Hosted Asia Conference

In September 2016, METALUBE of the UK, hosted a conference at the Saujana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur for its Asia Team. Delegates came from Tur- key, UAE, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and China, covering almost the entire region. Douglas Hunt, Commercial Director said, “This type of event is valuable in so many ways. It gives us a platform to train our METALUBE teams, share new

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METALUBE’s Asia Conference attendees.

product developments and to highlight sales techniques. However, most impor- tantly it allows our employees, who are scattered across the region, to meet-up, form relationships and convey their personal experiences.”

METALUBE manufactures a range of nonferrous drawing oils and mainte- nance lubricants as well as a variety of corrosion protection and forming oils. This experienced exporter already has

offices in China, India, Brazil and UAE.

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Aagaard Joins Davis-Standard as Product Manager

Davis-Standard, LLC, Pawcatuck,

CT, USA, has announced the appoint- ment of John Aagaard to Product Manager, Reclaim-Fiber. In his new role, Aagaard will focus on sustainable

business growth, offering

sales support to both new

and existing customers. Prior to joining Davis- Standard, he worked for American Maplan d.b.a. Battenfeld-Cin- cinnati-USA, as Project Sales Engineer in the

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packaging division. He also worked for Raytheon-Missile Systems as a Me- chanical Designer & Project Engineer. “John brings outstanding leadership experience to our team,” said Steve DeAngelis, Davis-Standard Vice Presi- dent of Sheet and Foam Systems. “His

knowledge and expertise will further enhance our continuing efforts to pro- vide optimal customer care and service worldwide.” www.davis‐standard.com

Joe Maglich Joins T&T Team

Joe Maglich recently joined T&T Marketing, Inc., Allamuchy, NJ, USA, as Account Manager, Mid-Atlantic. Maglich is a graduate of the Ohio University Russ College of Engi - neering program with a degree in Chemical Engineering. His six- plus year professional

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on technical sales and customer support for DuPont and later at its spin-off, Ax-

alta Coating Systems. Maglich resides

in the greater Philadelphia, PA, USA area. In his spare time, he enjoys play-

ing drums and guitar, fishing, baseball and traveling. www.ttmarketinginc.com

New Niehoff

Agencies for Indonesia,

Thailand & Vietnam

Since July 1, 2016, Maschinenfab- rik Niehoff of Germany has been col- laborating with three new agencies for Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. These are PT. Reinplas Sejahtera (Indonesia), the KBF Group Co., Ltd. (Thailand) and Song Song Co., Ltd. (Vietnam). The addresses and contacts for these

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agencies are as follows:

PT. Reinplas Sejahtera Taman Kebon Jeruk Blok AA V/23 Intercon, Jalan Meruya Ilir Jakarta Barat 11650

Indonesia

Phone: (62-21) 585 9753, 585 9753

Fax: (62-21) 585 9754 E-mail: reinplas@indo.net.id Contact: Benny Giat

KBF Group Co., Ltd.

9 Moo 5, Soi Thessaban 3 Tambol Nongtamlueng Amphur Phanthong Chonburi 20160 Thailand

Phone: + 66 88 699 8448

E-mail: kamolyaoat@gmail.com Contact: Kamol Yaoat

Song Song Co., Ltd. 4/F – 119 Dien Bien Phu Street, Dakao Ward – District 1 Ho Chi Min City , Vietnam Phone: +84 8 39111877 Fax: +84 8 39111791

Mobile: +84 908 272 494 www.songsong.com.vn E-mail: tuyet@songsong.com.vn Contact: Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tuyet

According to Niehoff, all three of these agencies are familiar with all the

issues of industrial companies especially wire and cable manufacturers. Maschinenfabrik Niehoff develops and builds with an experience of more than 60 years all machinery needed for the production of nonferrous metals wires and the further processing into automotive, data and special cables, with the exception of extruders.

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ITAL Delivers Six Lines in 2016

“In 2016, ITAL Srl of Italy delivered six complete lines for the production of cases and tubes for optic fibers, for a result that makes us proud and sure that our efforts pushed in the right direction,”

said Aldo Taddeo, CEO of ITAL. “We aim to a continuous growth.

Nevertheless, we are not interested in increasing the quantity at the expense of

the quality. We want to strengthen our

partnerships with the customers: their needs are our challenges. This year some challenges had been really exacting, but for us it had been a motivation to get better and better, aiming in the right direction,” continued Taddeo. “Happy and satisfied customers, this is our priority, and for this reason, some of our partners already started big investment projects, in which ITAL will play a fundamental role. But we never stop: we want to get better and better and keep on ensuring the highest qualitative standards possible, innovating while be- ing flexible to our customers’ requests.” For ITAL, the optic fiber business is strategic, and market analysis support the growing requests for production plants. ITAL has ambitious projects. Rela- tive to the Shanghai fair, Taddeo said,

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“We just got back from the Wire and Cable Trade Fair with lots of contacts

for the Asian market, some of which will soon become contracts. Surely our ITAL

Asia and Pacific facilitated us both for the gathering of contacts and for ensur- ing local presence. “Dynamism and versatility, assisted by experience, are the fundamental traits that emerge from Aldo Taddeo’s words, supported by the success of last two years. We wanted some technical details but, comprehensibly, ITAL want to pro- tect its secrets. One thing is clear: ITAL is ready for new challenges.” www.ital.it

Wire & Plastic’s Stock of Fiber Optic Machinery

Wire & Plastic Machinery Corpo- ration, Bristol, CT, USA, is a major pro- vider of second-hand machinery for use in optical cable manufacturing. Through the firm’s 3 million ft 2 of warehouse space located in eight separate buildings throughout the USA, it can supply a wide variety of products. Complete ex- trusion lines provide tight buffer, loose tube and jacketing. The company also has a variety of different stranding and rewind lines. While many items are sold as is, the company can provide items in various stages of reconditioning from simple cleaned and painted, all the way to basically new operating condition. A complete SZ Stranding Line originally supplied by Tensor includes Skaltek 2.0 m Core Payoff and Takeup. Sixteen 800 mm dancer controlled loose tube shaftless payoffs feed into the nine- plate strander (servo motor driven). The concentric dual binder includes anti torsion belt caterpuller. A Nokia Maillefer waterblock tape former is fed by a Tensor dual tape payoff and a Robolon Concentric Binder and MGS

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50" Belt Caterpuller complete the line. Customers can modify the existing line with alternative components if needed. Inventory items are available for review at the company’s website.

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Carris Reels Acquires Lone Star Reel

David Ferraro , CEO of Carris Reels, Proctor, VT, USA, tells us that Carris Reels is excited to announce the purchase of Lone Star Reel from Mike Pawlish and Larry Beal.

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Mike Pawlish, Dave Ferraro, Larry Beal.

Lone Star Reel is a manufacturer of plywood reels and nailed wood reels, that has served wire and cable custom- ers throughout the southern USA for approximately 20 years. Pawlish and Beal started the com- pany in McKinney, TX, USA, in 1997, and expanded into Bonham, TX, USA,

five years later.

Today, nailed wood reels are manu- factured in the Bonham plant and plywood reels are produced in the McKinney plant facility. The two former owners will remain actively engaged in the company. Ferraro commented, “We enthusias- tically welcome Lone Star Reel to our community of companies. This acquisi- tion provides a similar product portfolio in a new geography for Carris. In addi- tion, Lone Star Reel’s 150 experienced

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employees and production capabilities provide Carris and Lone Star Reel with a platform for continued growth of our broad line of quality packaging solutions for wire and cable. “Additionally, Carris Reels will retain the Lone Star Reel name for the unparalleled customer service that Lone Star Reel has become known for. This announcement demonstrates our philosophy for making long-term stra- tegic investments in areas where Carris Reels can add value for our customers and stakeholders.”

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RJ Amaral to VP at amaral automation

Warwick, RI, USA-based amaral automation associates has named RJ Amaral as VP Service

and Sales. He will be responsible for coordina-

tion of all field service

work for wire machinery and electrical control panels. He is also a mem- ber of the AA LLC, and

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RJ Amaral

has administrative oversight. RJ Amaral had been with INTER- PLEX in Attleboro, MA, USA, where he was Sr. Automation Engineering

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AGC Enhances R&D Tech Center for Fluorochemical Testing

Exton, PA, USA-based AGC Chemi- cals Americas (AGCCA), a leading global supplier of high-quality fluo - ropolymer resins, compounds, fluoro- elastomers and specialty chemicals and materials, has invested more than US$1 million to enhance its research and development technical center, which is located in Exton. The upgrades made by the company fortify AGCCA’s com- mitment to providing technical solutions and R&D services to customers around the world.

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Renovated areas include laboratories for LUMIFLON™ Fluoropolymer Res- ins; AsahiGuard ® Water & Oil Repel- lents; analytical testing; physical testing and microscopy. Other labs received new equipment. A state-of-the-art conference room was added to facilitate collaboration with customers when developing solutions to the customers’ specific chemical application or formulation challenges. “The improvements to our research and development technical center are an investment in our commitment to

fi nding the best and most effi cient fl uo-

rochemical solutions for our customers,” commented Bill Lillis , VP of Fluo- ropolymers. “We are excited to have our

team of experts working in a scientifi -

cally advanced setting when conducting research, testing and analysis.” AGCCA’s technology center pro- vides application and product devel- opment, technical support, physical and analytical testing, environmental studies, material ID and color analysis. In addition to LUMIFLON and

AsahiGuard, the company’s enhanced technical center supports Fluon ® Melt Processable Fluoropolymer Resins and Compounds. These resins compounds include Fluon Filled PTFE Compounds, PTFE Resins and Micropowders; AFLAS ® Fluoroelastomers; and Asa- hiKlin ® Fluorinated Solvents; as well as polyols for polyurethanes.

AGCCA is off ering tours of the new

research and development technical facility so that its customers, prospects

and members of the scientifi c and local

community can see the laboratories and equipment operating in real-time. To learn more about the new techni- cal center or for additional information

on the products and services off ered

by AGCCA, contact Kristin Carlin at kristin.carlin@us.agc.com. www.agcchem.com

SMS Group to Modernize Shear at Daehan Steel

SMS group of Germany received the FAC from Daehan Steel Co., Ltd.

for the modernization of Daehan Steel’s shear no. 3 in the VCC ® line (Vertical Compact Coiler) of the rebar mill in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

The modernization involves the re- placement of the switch and the scrap guiding system of the existing shear with new equipment. Thanks to a newly developed high-speed switch and the upgrade of the automation system, it is possible to implement head and tail

end cropping at speeds of up to 35 mps

without any major modifi cations to the

adjacent plant parts. As a result of the modernization, Daehan Steel can now increase throughput to 70 tons per hour.

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