30/09/2021 – Cable and PVC market in electromobility sector
New business opportunities
Delta Tecnic, a leading technology company in industrial colour chemistry, highlights new business opportunities in the cable and PVC market resulting from changing consumer behaviour and the rise of electromobility. Industrial, energy, telecommunications and domestic trends are creating a new scenario with a positive impact on the demand for cabling.
In this context, Delta Tecnic is committed to new technological developments such as micromasterbatch, a type of masterbatch with reduced pellet size that improves dilution in cable extrusion. It is an innovative product applicable to both PVC and polyolefins, which provides better control and optimum colour regularity, improving product quality, increasing cable production speed and resulting in cost savings.
A key partner for the road to the electric car
In the automotive market, the shift to electric cars requires battery and charging cables that the combustion car does not. In addition, self-driving cars will significantly increase the precision electronics needed to calculate distances with sensors and other equipment, all connected by wires that will require new materials and features that will be a development opportunity for Delta Tecnic.
In this context, the company has just inaugurated its new plant in Mexico, in the town of Querétaro. From there, the company produces colour concentrates mainly for the manufacture of automotive cables, firstly on a national scale and later for the rest of the American continent. Delta Tecnic is taking on the technological challenge of developing new materials to support the transition to electromobility.
“Mexico is a transformational industrial hub in the US automotive supply chain. In this sense, the sector is expected to grow strongly after the pandemic, but not only in this industry, but also in other industries such as renewable energies, telecommunications and architectural and construction profiles, which we will address in a second phase”, explains Eric Xirinachs, CEO of Delta Tecnic.
Meeting the needs of the post-pandemic household
At the same time, another change in consumer behaviour is taking place with regard to the home. The various confinements due to the pandemic have led part of the population to look for more spacious homes away from urban centres, with a greater demand for equipment such as different household appliances. The environmental demands of such equipment with programmes that have less impact on the natural environment require more electronics and wiring.
In addition, the current momentum in telecommunications is resulting in increased demand for fibre optic cables, both for increased connectivity and for remote working and virtual communications.
In relation to energy efficiency, there is also an emerging demand for more complex profiles that provide lower energy consumption in public and private buildings, as well as cable for power generation through wind and photovoltaics, among others. In addition, as consumers move away from cities, they need more low-voltage cabling and fibre optics. Therefore, Delta Tecnic’s spirit of technological innovation can cover all the behavioural change trends we see in society.
Since its foundation, Delta Tecnic has always been faithful to its strategic specialisation focused on the cable and PVC market. Within these industries, the company has always been at the forefront, accompanying the technological changes that have emerged. Digital transformation, the implementation of new technical solutions and sustainability are decisive factors in strategic industries such as automotive, telecommunications, energy, medical equipment, banking and construction. This translates into new challenges and therefore growth opportunities.
About Delta Tecnic
Delta Tecnic was born in 1982 to commercialize raw materials in the plastic, cable, ink, paint, and cosmetic industries with the distribution of leading brands worldwide. With more than 38 years of experience and a total of 20,000 m2 in facilities, with three production plants, two of them located in Barcelona (Spain) and one of them in Querétaro (Mexico), Delta Tecnic has grown to position itself as a company leader among Trading companies in Spain, as well as one of the main producers of Masterbatch for the cable and PVC industries globally.
Among the three divisions of Delta Tecnic, DeltaColor Masterbatch stands out, whose production capacity reaches 18,000 t/y. In addition, the division has more than 11,000 developments and 22 production lines. On the other hand, the Delta Trading Pigments and Plastics divisions distribute in leading firms such as Eckart, Cabot, Baerlocher, Cinic, or Aralon.
With 3% of global turnover dedicated to R+D, the company is focused on technological innovation and quality of service, providing deep knowledge of the market and formulations, always optimizing customer processes to become a technology partner focused on product development and innovation. At present, it already exports to more than 60 countries with an export volume of 80%, becoming one of the main players in the market.