Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Newsletter
Zones
Advanced Composites
LeftNav
Aerospace
LeftNav
Amorphous Metal Structures
LeftNav
Analysis and Simulation
LeftNav
Asbestos and Substitutes
LeftNav
Associations, Research Organisations and Universities
LeftNav
Automation Equipment
LeftNav
Automotive
LeftNav
Biomaterials
LeftNav
Building Materials
LeftNav
Bulk Handling and Storage
LeftNav
CFCs and Substitutes
LeftNav
Company
LeftNav
Components
LeftNav
Consultancy
LeftNav
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
Pro Engineering Zone
 
 
 
News

Borealis increases XLPE capacity to meet market demand

Borealis A/S : 26 April, 2002  (New Product)
Borealis, a leading global supplier of polyethylene materials to the wire and cable industry, has advanced its strategic investment plans for new XLPE manufacturing capacity to meet market demand for the compound, which is viewed as providing a cost-effective insulating solution with low environmental impact
Borealis, a leading global supplier of polyethylene materials to the wire and cable industry, has advanced its strategic investment plans for new XLPE manufacturing capacity to meet market demand for the compound, which is viewed as providing a cost-effective insulating solution with low environmental impact.

A significant and continuing increase in global demand for cross-linked polyethylene, XLPE, materials for high voltage and extra high voltage power cables, has led Borealis to bring forward planned further expansion of XLPE production. The programme which is designed to achieve a 50% capacity increase overall is in addition to the rises in production already brought on-line so far the last year.

Originally an industry standard for 1kV to 33 kV applications when it was first introduced in the 1960's, Borealis has continued to drive XLPE technology to enable the safe design and production of high stress, underground cables suitable for progressively higher voltages. Today, these insulating materials are used for systems operating at 400kV and as high as 525kV.

Engineering to extend the company's XLPE production plant has already commenced at Borealis' Stenungsund facility in Sweden, and the new capacity will come on-stream in phased increases between 2Q 2002 and 1Q 2003.
Bookmark and Share
 
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
 
   © 2012 NewMaterials.com
Netgains Logo