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Xinji Aosen Contracts High-Speed Equi...

by wireworld on 10/12/2017 - 09:19 am
Tag: Press Releases

Chinese steelmaker Xinji Aosen Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., based in Shijiazhuang City in Hebei Province, has ordered high-speed equipment for its wire rod mills numbers eight and nine.

Once commissioned in the summer of 2018, each mill will be designed for an annual capacity of 700kt and will be capable of producing wire rod in sizes ranging from 5.5mm to 16mm; and rebar in diameters from 6mm to 16mm at rolling speeds up to 105 metres/second.

According to SMS group, the wire rod outlet of mill No. 9 will be equipped with one six-stand and one four-stand wire rod block. Installing two separate blocks will allow Xinji Aosen to cool the rolling stock before and behind the blocks in such a mann ...

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Verizon’s Fiber Initiative Drives Pry...

by wireworld on 10/12/2017 - 08:58 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Verizon's plans to build out an expansive fiber network has driven Prysmian to initiate a $15 million expansion of its plant in Lexington County, South Carolina.

This expansion will enable the company to make good on a $300 million contract it won from Verizon to build a new fiber network that will support a mix of wireless 5G, business and consumer services across multiple markets.

Prysmian will supply nearly 11 million miles of ribbon and loose tube cables.

News of this expansion should not be a great surprise. When the fiber supplier won the agreement with Verizon, Prysmian said it would make a significant investment through 2018 in its U.S.-based optical cable unit. Prysmian alre ...

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Shin-Etsu Chemical To Expand Its Prod...

by wireworld on 10/10/2017 - 03:34 pm
Tag: Projects

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., will expand its global production capacity of optical fiber ingot (preform), both in Japan and internationally, by investing a total of ¥18 billion.

Presently, Shin-Etsu Chemical is producing preform at three manufacturing bases: Shin-Etsu’s Kashima Plant in Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and its two subsidiary companies in China, Shin-Etsu (Jiangsu) Optical Preform Co., Ltd. (Shin-Etsu Optical) in Jiangyin City, Jiangsu Province and Shin-Etsu YOFC (Hubei) Optical Preform Co., Ltd. (YOFC Shin-Etsu Optical) in Qianjiang City, Hubei Province.

Shin-Etsu Optical was set up in a joint venture with China’s Jiangsu Fasten Hongsheng Group Co., ...

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Sales Engineer Joins Bartell Machiner...

by wireworld on 10/10/2017 - 08:41 am
Tag: Personnel

Shelly Brennan has joined Bartell Machinery Systems as a sales engineer for the wire and cable business unit, announced Bartell.

Brennan will focus on customer-facing activities that reaffirm and expand Bartell’s market presence with domestic customers while supporting business growth opportunities internationally, the company said.

Brennan has over 10 years of sales experience within various industrial environments.

She most recently was a manufacturing account manager at Grainger, and has developed an ability to understand customers’ needs and deliver solutions allowing them to remain competitive, said Bartell.

The company’s director of wire and cable sales, Tim Murph ...

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