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Superior Essex Inc.
Superior Essex says. "Rugged yet easy to handle, PowerWise Fiber is easy to install and provides optimal performance, over the course of its lifecycle."
Fitting the Bill
Superior Essex's recent additions also included its EnduraLite Indoor/Outdoor Loose Tube optical fiber cable.
"Robust and flexible, the EnduraLite cable is uniquely
designed to handle tough weather conditions in applications that require a transition of optical fiber between
indoor and outdoor environments," it says.
The product, it adds, also offers increased environmental protection and dry water-blocking elements
along with easier handling and installation.
"EnduraLite cables are available in plenum and riser-rated designs, and meet all ICEA 696 requirements,"
the company says.
"For customers needing small, but extremely durable, weather resistant cables for applications that run
through both premises and OSP environments, these
new cables fit the bill," commented Paul Neveux, the director of global product management for premises fiber
products in a statement. "We built our new EnduraLite
Indoor/Outdoor cables to be both easy to deploy and
easy to connectorize while still meeting stringent ICEA
Furukawa's HVW technical expertise, which will be licensed to the joint venture," Superior Essex says.
Takahiro Kashiwagi, the corporate vice president of
Furukawa's Magnet Wire Division, said that the company developed a new type of winding HVW that contributes to the worldwide spread utilization of electric
vehicles. "Our partnership with Essex Magnet Wire will
allow HVW to be manufactured, distributed and locally
sourced to the European automotive industry," Kashiwagi said. "We are committed to penetrate into automotive
markets, by expanding applications of HVW."
"This new HVW will reinforce the leadership position
of Essex in the European automotive market," Essex Europe President Frederic Weishaar added. "Especially in
the development of new wire solutions for electric vehicles, in close partnership with our customers, auto manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers.
"This HVW is the first-of-its-kind in the European automotive market and paves the way to a whole new market of innovative magnet wire design," he added. mt
Partners in Innovation
This March, Superior Essex's Essex Magnet Wire division and Furukawa Electronic LTD. announced the formation of a joint venture to supply high-voltage winding
(HVW) wire to the European automotive industry. "The
new HVW will provide the latest technology advancements to automotive customers demanding lighter
weight, thinner wires and higher voltage for electric motors," Superior Essex says.
Based in Bad Arolsen, Germany, the companies' joint
venture will be known as Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire
"The joint venture will capitalize on the Essex leadership and sales force in the European automotive market,
global supply chain, local manufacturing capability and
OTECH Corporation is a market leader in specialty PVC and related
compounds serving the wire and cable and various industries. Founded in 1999,
OTECH provides innovative PVC compounds to wire and cable manufacturers,
like Superior Essex, which are tailored to their products' specifications and
operational processes. With its $2 million automation upgrade launched in
2016, OTECH is on the cutting edge of efficiency and quality consistency in the
PVC compound industry.
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