Traditional XLPE cables are produced with ready-made compounds from various suppliers. These compounds have predefined recipes of base LDPE, antioxidants and peroxide. In R&D, our aim was to develop Smart Dosing for combining separate compounds online during extrusion.
Online dosing offers improvements in several aspects. There is a wide range of suppliers offering base LDPE grades for cable insulation without peroxide and antioxidants. Customers have a large freedom of choice. Traditional XLPE compounds are limited to using chemicals that are solid at room temperatures, otherwise the compound would suffer from chemical sweat out. Shelf life makes storing premix com ...
on 04/21/2017 - 08:21 am
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Prysmian Group and Tratos have signed a contract for the annual supply of Prysmian’s standard and special optical fibre to Tratos.The fibre will be manufactured at Prysmian’s FOS — Fibre Ottiche Sud plant in Battipaglia, which every year produces 9 of the approximately 35 million kilometres of fibre manufactured by the Group overall.
Tratos will use the fibre in its cables for the development of ultra-broadband and FTTH networks in Italy and abroad.
The volumes to be supplied are expected to increase in the coming years, driven by greater needs generated by the Italian government’s plans to develop an ultra-broadband network.The growth prospects for the broadba ...
The successful delivery of a five-year plan for investment and expansion at Tratos’ UK manufacturing facilities has seen significant growth in resource and capability – and the opening up of new market sectors for the company’s advanced cable. In addition to increasing production efficiencies, with faster machines and a purpose-built factory, the company has been careful to invest in the professional development of its people.
During those past five years Tratos has transformed itself to cope with the speed of its own cable innovation – rapidly accepted by customers – and seen turnover and market share rise significantly.
With a growing reputation for q ...
on 04/17/2017 - 09:12 pm
Seaborn Networks (Seaborn), a leading independent developer-owner-operator of submarine cable systems, and Grupo Werthein (Werthein), a preeminent Argentine investment holding company with a track record of significant telecommunications holdings, announced a binding agreement to build a new subsea fiber-optic cable system connecting Argentina with Brazil (the ARBR system). The ARBR system will provide onward connectivity via Seabras-1 for the most direct route between Argentina and the United States.
The ARBR system will be developed and owned by Seabras Group (an affiliate of Seabras) and Werthein. Seabras is the sole owner of the entire Seabras-1 submarine cable system between New ...