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Dow Roundtable At IWCS 2021

Dow sponsors and hosts new Roundtable at IWCS 2021

On Tuesday, October 5, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EDT, Dow will lead the following Roundtable discussion which will be moderated by IWCS Chair Dr. Scott Wasserman.

ADVANCING TELECOM INFRASTRUCTURE: MATERIAL AND CABLE INNOVATION FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

The plastics industry is working hard to become more sustainable. From packaging redesign to the incorporation of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, we’ve already seen great strides from both individual companies and broad industry-wide coalitions. Academia and forward-thinking businesses are even moving toward more advanced chemical recycling processes designed to reintegrate depolymerized raw materials even further back in the value chain.

As a major consumer of plastics, the telecom industry is now faced with a tremendous opportunity…and a comparable challenge. Global demand for enhanced connectivity – demonstrated by the ongoing expansion of 5G networks and data centers, as well as the advent of intelligent buildings – has placed us at a critical juncture. We must take a serious look at wire and cable materials, designs, assembly, installation and end-of-life options to help determine the best path forward to a stronger, more sustainable industry.
This roundtable discussion is intended to help begin that journey.

The session, hosted by Dow will feature key industry leaders highlighting three critical issues:

1. “Innovation for a more sustainable plastics industry”

Jennifer Ronk, Senior Marketing Manager, P&SP Sustainability NA — Dow, Inc.

2. “Cable designs for more sustainable intelligent buildings”

Brian K. Davis, RCDD, Director, Global Market Development | In-Building Networks — Corning Optical Communications LLC

3. “Ease of installation for enhanced connectivity with reduced environmental impact”

Vivian Petre, Global Product Line Manager, Fiber Drop Cable Assemblies — Commscope

Session Moderator

Scott Wasserman, PhD, Associate R&D Director/Intellectual Capital Mgr. – Dow, Inc.

Introductory remarks by our panelists will be followed by an open discussion with a question and answer session.
Please join us for this important event as we all work together to shape a better, more sustainable telecom industry.

To learn more about Dow’s “Materials” Session Sponsorship, click here.

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