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Copper alternative solutions may reduce cabling theft

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With the price of copper peaking at historically high levels, communication networks infra- structure specialist CommScope announced that it is now offering copper alternative products for various industries. Why so? To deter damaging and dangerous thefts that are increasingly occurring in communications and utility networks while keeping maintenance costs to a minimum,” says the company. “The......

Quake in Japan takes USD1.35 billion toll on NTT

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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. estimated the financial damage from last month’s earthquake and tsunami at 110 billion yen (USD 1.35 billion) groupwide. About 65,000 of NTT’s electric poles, mostly in northeastern Japan, were disabled. And 41 buildings were either destroyed or flooded. Cellular phone base stations and optical cables were damaged as well.......

TROESTER acquired XCompoundGmbH

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TROESTER has taken over X-Compound GmbH at 100% with immediate effect. TROESTER is known as leading manufacturer of extrusion lines for the cable and rubberindustry. X-Compound manufacture plastic compounding lines on the oscillating kneader technology – a procedurefrequently applied for highly filled thermoplastic materialsthat are sensitive to shear forces and......

Visibox allows reel visibility

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Visibox is a transparent packaging for flexible wires with a carefully designed stop wire opening and a handle. Nexans innovative smart packaging facilitates cabling work on electrical cabinets and is dedicated to panel builders and installers and provides lots of benefits throughout their work process. Clear colors in a box A completely transparent......

Prysmian secures € 60 million in contracts for special OGP cables in the Middle East

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Prysmian Cables & Systems has signed two major contracts with SAIPEM, a world leading Oil & Gas industry contractor, worth in excess of € 60 million, to supply special cables for applications in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals industry. In detail, the Group will supply a wide range of power, instrumentation and fibre optic......

Fugro Acquires JDR Cable Systems Holdings Netherlands BV

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Fugro has reached agreement with JDR Cable Systems (Netherlands) Ltd to acquire JDR Cable Systems Holdings Netherlands BV and its marine cable subsidiary JDR Cable Systems BV, together comprising JDR’s Marine Cables division. JDR Marine Cables designs and produces special marine cables for oil and gas (subsea lead-in cables, array cables, control cables), geophysical (airgun......

Alcan Cable launches Track Resistant coverings to prevent damage to Overhead Line Wire

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Alcan Cable introduced a new family of track resistant coverings for its aluminum overhead line wire products that protect the conductor from electrical degradation as a result of contact with trees. These special track resistant cables are used where frequent tree contact is expected. Track resistance helps to preserve the life of the covering from......

Volex works with Huawei to supply cable assemblies to customers in South Pacific and Indian markets

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Volex Group plc has been selected by telecoms solutions provider Huawei as a local cable assemblies supplier for both Huawei India and Huawei Indonesia. These contracts see Volex provide cable assemblies to the Indian telecoms market via its Chennai manufacturing facility and delivering products through its two Indonesian factories for Huawei’s telecoms customers in......
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