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Poor plastic coating prompts cable recall


August 29, 2014 2:10 pm ET

Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has ordered a major recall of 2,485 miles of electrical cabling due to poor-quality plastic insulation coating.

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Mexichem buys HDPE pipe extruder Dura-Line Corp.


August 18, 2014 2:05 pm ET

UPDATED — PVC pipe and specialty chemicals maker Mexichem SAB de CV said Monday it has agreed to buy Dura-Line Corp., a prominent manufacturer of high density polyethylene conduit, duct and pressure pipe for telecommunications and data...

Injection molder adds product, machine


July 1, 2014 1:20 pm ET

Preformed Line Products Co. recently added a two-platen 720 ton Engel duo injection molding machine equipped with an Engel viper 60 robot to form a new system to produce parts for the energy market at its Rogers, Ark., facility.

Composite electric lines to replace aluminum conductor and steel lines


June 2, 2014 3:48 pm ET

Celanese Corp. and wire and cable producer Southwire Co. LLC have developed overhead electric transmission lines made from thermoplastic composites, to replace the traditional aluminum conductor and steel-reinforced lines.

Russian court dismisses appeals in 2004 price fixing case


April 1, 2014 9:15 am ET

A Moscow federal court has dismissed appeals by six Russian companies, including Sibur group, in a long running case alleging they were involved with others in 2004 in a price fixing cartel in Russia's soft cable compounds market.

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