Orbia’s Polymer Solutions business group and businesses Vestolit and Alphagary provide polyvinyl chloride (PVC) general resins, specialty resins, compounds and additives for vinyl compounds, primarily stabilizers and plasticizers. The group also provides compounds formulated from polyolefin (PO), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) polymers. Products made from these materials find functional value in our every-day lives from underground pipes to wallcovering and flooring, communications cables, interior automotive parts, various consumer goods and healthcare and food contact products. The business group supplies Orbia’s downstream businesses and a global customer base.
Cable Components Group
Cable Components Group, LLC (CCG) is a leading provider of components and compounds to the wire & cable and fiber optic industries, as well as specialty extrusions for high-temperature harsh environment applications. With 25 extrusion lines and 4 compounding lines, CCG’s growth can be attributed to its ability to produce crosswebs, tubes, coated filaments, multifilaments, and specialty compounds that provide: superior dilectric properties, high operating temperature, outstanding flame-retardency, and light-weighting through chemical foaming technology.
We are a world leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and chemical solutions. We are a new company with over 200 years of history, created from the DuPont performance chemicals businesses.
CommScope is a global leader in connectivity solutions for communications networks. We provide infrastructure solutions for wireless, business enterprise, residential broadband and carrier wire line networks with industry-leading brands such as Andrew®, SYSTIMAX® and HELIAX®. Founded in Hickory, North Carolina more than 30 years ago, CommScope and its worldwide team of more than 13,000 employees create infrastructure solutions for communications networks in more than 130 countries.
With more than 160 years of science and engineering knowledge, Corning Incorporated creates keystone components for high-technology systems in consumer electronics, mobile emissions control and life sciences. Our Optical Communications segment delivers connectivity to every edge of the network, from optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment to fully-optimized solutions.
Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 17,000 employees.
Dow, an Official Materials Innovation Sponsor of IWCS, has been a respected supplier of telecommunications insulation, jacketing and FOC component materials for over 40 years. Using our versatile lineup of AXELERON™ Telecom Cable Compounds and deep understanding of material science, we partner with others throughout the value chain to translate unmet end-user needs into innovative and high quality solutions that help support sustainability efforts. As the global demand for connectivity continues to grow and evolve, we’re both thrilled and appreciative to be part of this exciting industry.
Huber for almost four decades has been a trusted supplier of alumina trihydrate (ATH), magnesium hydroxide (MDH) and engineered molybdate compounds. We are the leading global supplier of halogen-free fire retardant additives offering the broadest product line to exceed the most demanding requirements of wire and cable compounders and producers. Our technical and commercial expertise is the foundation to developing innovative treated and untreated products and solutions that meet the exacting requirements for each application. In 2016, we acquired the Martinswerk mineral flame retardants and specialty chemical businesses of Albemarle Corporation. This acquisition complements Huber’s existing portfolio of halogen-free fire retardants and smoke suppressants while expanding its geographic presence and global reach and marks the fourth and largest acquisition to the Huber fire retardant additive business in the last eight years. In 2015, Huber purchased the Safire® nitrogen and phosphorous flame retardant technology from Floridienne Group and Catena Additives. In 2012, Huber bought the specialty hydrate flame retardant business from Almatis and in 2010, the Kemgard® flame retardant and smoke suppressant business from Sherwin-Williams. Along with our global presence and comprehensive array of fire retardants and smoke suppressants, Huber is dedicated to outstanding technical service, fire retardant testing and customer care.
The Lapp Group first established in Stuttgart, Germany has been a manufacturer of Wire and Cable since the company’s inception over 50 years ago. Since that time, the Lapp Group grown through their worldwide locations to accommodate customers on a global scale. As evidenced by their several testing laboratories the Lapp groups dedication to research and development has established them as the global innovator to the wire and cable industry. Lapp products are used throughout the world in automotive plants, machine tools, instrumentation, medical electronics, telecommunications, robotics, industrial automation, transportation, general industrial control systems, and numerous other applications.
Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. With almost 140 years of experience, sales exceeding €11 billion (pro-forma as of 31.12.2017), about 30,000 employees in over 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the businesses of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many different industries and of medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.
Teknor Apex has supplied the wire & cable industry with a wide range of standard and custom vinyl compounds for over 70 years. We are a market leader in providing a full range of RoHS-compliant, UL-Recognized extrusion and molding compounds.
A global leader in applied safety science, UL Solutions transforms safety, security and sustainability challenges into opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. UL Solutions delivers testing, inspection and certification services, together with software products and advisory offerings, that support our customers’ product innovation and business growth. The UL Certification Marks serve as a recognized symbol of trust in our customers’ products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our safety mission. We help our customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and complex supply chains and grow sustainably and responsibly into the future. Our science is your advantage.
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LL Flex, LCC is a leader in wire and cable and construction materials solutions, particularly industrial film and metal laminates. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Kentucky and North Carolina in the USA and has contract manufacturing, slitting and sales representatives globally. For the wire and cable industry, the company provides laminated steel, aluminum and copper tapes/armoring solutions.
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, FTTx, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our manufacturing and research divisions work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers we provide the right optical fiber, cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.
OFS’s corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent). Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications. Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in Denmark, Germany, Russia and the United States.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for over 150 years. We offer a wide range of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU) and Engineering Plastics that stand up to the harsh demands of wire & cable applications. Our portfolio includes TPUs, polyamides, polysulfones and Ultradur® PBT. Elastollan® TPU, well-suited for high performance cabling when it comes to high operating temperatures (up to 150C continuous use), abrasion and wear resistance, low smoke/halogen free flame performance, and weatherability, is just one of our many solutions. By combining customer driven innovation with a global presence and technical expertise under one roof, BASF Performance Materials delivers the right solutions for our customers’ challenges.
Carris is a highly efficient manufacturing company with a participatory business culture that has been competing successfully in the domestic and global markets for over 70 years. Carris strives to be a good citizen in the communities in which it operates and has long been a committed steward of the environment. At Carris, customers come first, and its collaborative culture translates to creative solutions and responsiveness to changing needs. The proof of Carris’ value is demonstrated by the trust that its customers place in Carris as their business partner of choice.
Fiber Optic Center
Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC), is an international leader in distributing fiber optic components, equipment and supplies and has been helping customers make the best cable assemblies in the world for over two decades.
Indore Composite Pvt Ltd is a world leader in cable protection and strengthening solutions. Having 4 manufacturing sites, 850+ employees, and over 25 years of experience, Indore can deliver superior quality FRP rods, ARP rods, Yarns, Tapes, and Gels to support Fiber optic and Power cables across the globe.
Driven by innovation, quality, and a customer-centric approach Indore is reshaping the future of cable protection for the growing demands of FTTH, 5G, Data Centres, and Green energy transmission. To know more about the company, and their sustainability goals, please visit the website below.
M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, materials, and services, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to our clients, and helping people lead rewarding careers. M. Holland’s Wire and Cable group offers a wide variety of plastic compounds, gels, tapes and copper conductors to meet the wire and cable industry’s diversified needs, in many cases providing a single-source solution to its clients. The company’s in-house engineers have expertise across a wide range of services, specializing in application development, material selection, mold design, and troubleshooting. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships has formed the core of M. Holland’s heritage, its culture, and its vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, the company has over $1 billion in annual sales and sells to more than 4,000 customers annually.
Nabaltec is a manufacturer of environmentally friendly, flame-retardant fillers and special oxides. These highly specialized products have been developed using aluminum hydroxide and aluminum oxide as a basis, and they are sold primarily for two market segments, namely “Functional Fillers” and “Specialty Alumina”. To provide one example, flame-retardant fillers are used in cables and electronic devices. In case of fire they can delay its spread and suppress the development of environmentally harmful and unhealthy smokes and fumes. Special oxides are used e.g. for various machine components as well as in the refractory industry. Nabaltec manufactures at three locations: in Germany and in the USA.
REELEX Packaging Solutions
Since 1976, the unique REELEX figure-eight coiling method has provided manufacturers with a tangle and twist-free packaging alternative to reels, spools and standard coiling methods and has become widely accepted as the standard package for “last-mile” lengths of low-voltage cabling.
REELEX Packaging Solutions develops and supports the REELEX system by designing and manufacturing coiling and packaging equipment, ancillary equipment such as dancers, accumulators and payoffs, developing new packaging innovations and providing service and support around the world.
Teijin Aramid is the global leader of high performance aramid fibers. Our Twaron® fiber offers the strongest connection for optical fiber cables. Its unrivalled dimensional stability enables cables that are stronger and more durable.
Teijin Aramid invented Twaron® in 1972. In 2021 we were the first company to make aramid fibers circular. Our top priority is to create a fully sustainable, circular supply chain. Visit our website to learn more about how our innovations enable a better future.
Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company
Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (also known as ‘YOFC’) is a technologically innovative enterprise specializing in optical fibre preforms, optical fibres, optical fibre cables and integrated solutions, and also a global leading supplier in these areas.
YOFC was listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on December 10, 2014 (Stock Code: 06869.HK), and listed in the Shanghai Stock Exchange on July 20, 2018 (Stock Code: 601869.SH), and is the only A&H shares company in China’s optical fibre and cable industry as well as the first one in Hubei Province.
YOFC mainly produces and sells different types of optical fibre preforms, optical fibres and optical fibre cables that are widely applied in telecommunications industry, customized optical modules, specialty optical fibres, active optical cables, submarine cables, RF coaxial cables and accessories, etc. YOFC is also equipped with some solutions and services such as system integration and communication engineering design. Providing a variety of different products and solutions for world’s telecommunications industry and other industries (e,g. Public utility, Transportation, Oil & Chemistry and Medication etc.) , YOFC has offered its products and services to over 70 countries and regions around the world.
AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
AGC Chemicals Americas offers the broadest range of high-performance fluoropolymers in the world including fluoroelastomers, PTFE, PFA and ETFE resins, as well as fluoropolymer compounds for critical applications when performance matters and failure is not an option. Our Fluon+™ Melt Processable Compounds are based on copolymer resins FEP, ETFE, PFA, PVDF, MFA and ECTFE. These compounds extend the fluoropolymer properties of chemical resistance, toughness and lubricity. Standard and custom products are free of cadmium, hexavalent chromium and lead. All Fluon melt processable compound products are manufactured to precise specifications. These high performance and environmentally friendly fluoroproducts provide cutting-edge solutions to an ever-changing world.
As a leading supplier of solutions to the wire and cable industry, Arkema’s High Performance Polymers are commonly used for applications where extreme protection and reliability are required. A wide range of materials are available including Kynar® PVDF, Rilsan® polyamides, Pebax® elastomers, Orgalloy® alloys and Kepstan® PEKK thermoplastics. Key characteristics of these outstanding polymers include high temperature resistance, low flame and smoke properties, chemical resistance, low temperature flexibility, low shrinkback and ease of processing.
Arkema’s long chain polyamides and alloys are excellent for power cables and include Rilsan® HT polymers for high temperature applications and Rilsan® Clear polymers for applications that demand optical clarity. Arkema is a leader in bio-based, sustainable materials for wire and cable applications including halogen-free flame retardant materials.
Cimteq by UL Solutions
Cimteq by UL Solutions (Cimteq) is the market-leading software provider for the global wire and cable manufacturing industry.
Powered by state-of-the-art technology, Cimteq’s innovative software and support services enable manufacturers across the globe to be more profitable through improved productivity and streamlining of business and manufacturing processes.
Cimteq’s design and costing software, CableBuilder Enterprise, is now used in hundreds of factories worldwide to simplify the complex management of cable-design data, from the initial design concept to delivering the full bill-of-materials directly to the ERP system.
Strengthening the CableBuilder offering, Cimteq launched CableBuilder Go. Developed specifically for single-factory and smaller wire and cable manufacturers, this innovative piece of software drives improvements such as faster design and quotations and more accurate costing.
Cimteq further supports wire and cable manufacturers to effectively plan, manage and control every aspect of the manufacturing process with the Cable Manufacturing Execution System, CableMES.
Demonstrations of all Cimteq software programmes can be arranged.
Visit Cimteq by UL Solutions at booth #234 at the IWCS 2022 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum, where you can speak to experts James Concannon and Chris Huntly.
Heraeus Noblelight America, LLC
Heraeus Noblelight manufactures specialized UV curing systems for optical fiber, cable and wire. Our innovative combination of high efficiency optics and modular UV lamps provide the most effective, reliable, and consistent curing for high speed production environments, especially 24/7 operations needing to minimize downtime.
We offer systems for optical fiber draw towers, coloring and coating processes, high speed inkjet marking of cable jacketing, and other printing and curing applications on linear products such as plastic extrusions, FRP strength members, wire, and cables.
Our modular microwave-powered UV curing systems provide configuration and control flexibility while providing easy maintenance and replacement. The LightHammer® Mark III “smart” UV curing system incorporates internal sensors, enabling Industry 4.0 and real-time system performance monitoring. The result is significantly improved troubleshooting, reduced downtime and the lowest total cost of ownership.
The Semray® UV PC6003, is a UV LED curing system designed specifically for optical fiber draw and coloring manufacturing processes. It meets production speeds while reducing downtime and lowering total cost of ownership. Retrofitting existing draw towers and other fiber and cable processing lines is easy and cost effective with a typical payback of about 2 years.
Kuraray America is a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber and resin production. With top-of-the-line research and production facilities located in Houston, Texas, and a vast network of supply from around the world, Kuraray leads the industry in specialty chemical, fiber, resin, and elastomer products. Producers of high performance VectranTM LCP fibers since 1990.
Siccet is a family run business in Northern Italy that produces special cables. It was founded in 1977 by Mr Italo Dall’Armellina and over the years thanks to continuous innovation in production processes and investing in research into new materials, it has become established and grown as a reliable, flexible, dynamic and always customer oriented company, providing the most suitable and best service solution.
(Mr.) Italo and his sons Walter and Ivan have been able to give the company a more international profile so as to now have 70% of sales abroad and a continuous expansion.
Focus has always been on the high-quality production of thermocouple cables, compensating/extension cables and RTD cables. The experience gained in such critical fields of application, allowed Siccet to expand its production of special cables over time into other areas where critical environments require high performance (e.g. the energy sector and Oil & Gas).
Wonderful Hi-Tech Co., Ltd.
Wonderful Hi-Tech Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of electronic wire and cable. Its products include fiber to the home solution, copper systems, local area network cables, coaxial cables, ultra fine wire, hook-up wire, power supply cord, computer cable, and automotive wire.
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Communication Cable & Connectivity Association
CCCA is a major resource for well researched, fact-based information and education on the important issues, technologies and structured cabling products impacting the current and future needs of the building network and cabling infrastructure. CCCA is proactive in supporting and participating in codes and standards bodies and other trade, industry and safety organizations, which affect the quality, performance and societal needs of the structured cabling infrastructure.
Connector Supplier is the only publication that focuses exclusively on interconnect solutions, including connectors, cable assemblies, sensors, and antennas. This longtime industry resource informs electronics professionals about connectivity technologies, spotlighting the products, companies, markets, trends, organizations, and personalities that shape the interconnect industry. Connector Supplier reaches more than 75,000 readers every month through its newsletter, website, and other special publications.
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CRU World Optical Fibre & Cable Conference
7-9 November 2022, Milan, Italy + Virtual
The CRU World Optical Fibre & Cable Conference is the premier global gathering for leaders of the telecommunications and optical fiber and cable supply chain to meet and assess key market developments.
The conference will be held in Europe for the first time with Prysmian confirmed as host sponsor. The event offers unrivalled access to senior decision-makers from the world’s leading producers of preform, optical fibre and communication cable, to meet and do business with consumers and services providers from across the global supply chain. The three-day event will be packed with presentations from C-level speakers, thought-leaders and innovators, as they convene to discuss business strategies for the future of global fibre-enabled connectivity.
Join the event live in Milan or virtually, For further information please visit www.worldopticalfiberconference.com.
CRU offers unrivalled business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries through market analysis, price assessments, consultancy, and events.
Since our foundation in 1969, we have consistently invested in primary research and robust methodologies, and developed expert teams in key locations worldwide, including in hard-to-reach markets such as China.
CRU employs over 260 experts and has more than 10 offices around the world, including Europe, the Americas, China, Asia and Australia.
CRU events are well respected for attracting the most senior level professionals and providing valuable networking opportunities throughout the year for global audiences. For more information visit www.crugroup.com/events
EuroWire is an international magazine for the wire and cable industries. Published six times per year, it covers technological developments concerning wire and cable manufacturing methods, production machinery and processing equipment. Every issue reports on specialist areas of wire and cable manufacturing. EuroWire enjoys an increasing and unrivaled readership across Europe, the Americas and internationally, being understood by a wide audience of wire and cable professionals.
The Vinyl Institute (VI is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives, and modifiers. The VI works on behalf of its members to promote the benefits of the world’s most versatile plastic, used to make everything from PVC piping to flooring, roofing and vinyl siding. The vinyl industry in the United States employs over 350,000 highly skilled employees at nearly 3,000 facilities and generates an economic value of $54 billion.
Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC)
The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), founded in 2016 in partnership with the Vinyl Institute, is a council created to advance the vinyl industry’s efforts in addressing sustainability. The VSC is a collaborative platform for companies, organizations and other industry stakeholders to come together to create a sustainable development path for the industry.
Wire & Cable Asia
Wire & Cable ASIA is an international magazine for the wire and cable industries. Published six times per year, it covers technological developments concerning wire and cable manufacturing methods, production machinery and processing equipment. Every issue reports on specialist areas of wire and cable manufacturing. Wire & Cable ASIA enjoys an increasing and unrivaled readership across Asia and internationally, being understood by a wide audience of wire and cable professionals.
Wire & Cable Manufacturers Alliance
Wire & Cable Manufacturers’ Alliance, Inc. (WCMA) is a non-profit corporate business association serving manufacturers of low to high voltage electrical, electronic, and fiber optic wire and cable with established manufacturing operations located in North America. Corporate membership also includes industry suppliers, service providers, affiliated companies and organizations that support the industry, also having significant North American based operations.
Wire & Cable Technology International
Wire & Cable Technology International (WCTI) is the “Official Magazine of the IWCS“, and we publish several IWCS articles throughout the year as well as the annual IWCS preview article and the annual IWCS supplier exhibition directory. WCTI is a bimonthly technical magazine for manufacturers, processors, distributors and users of all types of wires, cables, wire harnesses and cable assemblies. Readers of the print and digital editions are located in more than 100 countries, and additional publications include a monthly business and market newsletter called the OVERVIEW, and the annual WCTI Buyers’ Guide.
Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association
WCISA® · Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association® – is a nonprofit corporate membership association of North American suppliers of machinery, materials and accessories used for making all types of wire and cable. Members are based in or have an established subsidiary in North America. WCISA’s mission is to promote its member’s products and services by providing its members with representation, networking/social opportunities and services at wire and cable trade events and conferences. WCISA is active in wire and cable trade events and conferences throughout the world, in varying capacities, including as an exhibitor, supporter, sponsor and outing organizer. WCISA also awards to scholarships to employees and dependents of member companies as well as partner associations.
Wire Association International
The Wire Association International is a not-for-profit association with 1,800 individual members in 50 countries. The association serves the educational needs of the wire and cable manufacturing industry through a variety of products and services. WAI manages the Interwire Trade Exposition and the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo and publishes the Wire Journal International and the Wire Journal International Reference Guide.
Wire Journal International
The Wire Journal International (WJI) is the leading magazine for the wire and cable industry. Published monthly, WJI is written for executives, engineers, technical and sales professionals, and purchasing agents engaged in the manufacture of ferrous and nonferrous wire and cable; electrical wire and cable; fiber optic cable; and formed and fabricated wire products. Coverage includes management, marketing and manufacturing methods and technical developments related to production of wire and cable products , industry news, trends and events, personnel appointments, and patent updates.
Wire World is the global leader for information, news, events and suppliers to the wire & cable industry. Since 1995, Wire World has brought information to makers of wire and cable and provided opportunities for suppliers to connect 24/7. Press releases highlight projects, company highlights, equipment, personnel, events and more from around the globe. With thousands of users from every continent, there is a great reason to be connected to the industry with Wire World.
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