03/01/2023 – On our own behalf - Wire

Industry retrospect 2022

Which news and topics moved our readers in 2022? We'll tell you in our annual retrospect!

Time for recap

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Our online highlights from January to March:

Switch from XLPE to PP production effortlessly Feel confident about investing in capacity and gain peace of mind about production abilities. Maillefer helps to meet these goals with their medium voltage lines, which extrude more than just XLPE materials.

York to lead WAI in 2022 The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces the appointment of James R. York as president of the association for a one-year term that commenced on January 1, 2022.

Quality colouring Delta Tecnic offers a wide range of high opacity masterbatches for quality colouring to facilitate the correct identification of cables.

Our online highlights from April to June:

Flender acquires Moventas German drive specialist Flender has reached an agreement to acquire Finnish wind turbine gearbox manufacturer Moventas from investor N4 partners.

High-precision temperature measurement The increasing demands on material properties of rolled goods become ever more demanding in terms of the production process and production parameters.

On the way to fully automated steel analysis To ensure that steel delivers what it promises, its microstructure is analyzed in detail to detect weak points during early stages.

Our online highlights from July to September: 

Kocks “RSB 370++/4” in 5.0 design has been approved Chinese steel producer Baosteel Group Guangdong Shaoguan Iron+Steel Co.Ltd. known as Shaoguan Iron+Steel issued the FAC (Final Acceptance Certificate) for the new Kocks “RSB 370++/4” in 5.0 design.

Documentation of quality in wire rolling mills Electromagnetic testing methods have long been established as a method for quality monitoring in the wire industry.

WAI reunites wire industry in Dallas The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. reports a positive staging of its “Operation Summit” and “Wire Expo” on June 7-8, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Our online highlights from October to December:   

Outokumpu completed the change negotiations Outokumpu has completed its change negotiations related to the company’s plans to further restrict the ferrochrome production and to delay the restart of one ferrochrome furnace after a maintenance break at least until the end of the first quarter of 2023.

Reschedule of “wire China 2022”: December 2022, Nanjing Considering the current situation of Covid-19 in China, as well as the latest strict policies and measures of epidemic prevention in Nanjing, the organizers have decided to reschedule “wire China 2022” to 21st to 24th December 2022.

RVPP on Catenary lines After the excellent results achieved with Round Value Package Premium (RVPP/MRC) installed on multiple vertical lines, it was time to offer this technology for catenary lines.

We wish all our readers a good start into the new year and a beautiful and successful 2023!