Becomes Dow Inside Licensee in Russian FederationMoscow, Russia – 25 October 2011 – Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, a global leader in technology and material science solutions for the power and telecommunications industries, announced at the 2011 Khimia exhibition in Moscow an agreement with Uncomtech Group to become a Dow Inside licensee. Uncomtech, the largest cable holding company in Russia based on copper conversion, becoming Dow Inside licensee in the Russian Federation.
Filip Tauson, Commercial Director Europe/Middle East/Africa, Dow Electrical & Telecommunications said, “Dow Inside is a key component of our strategy to continue to grow and provide our customers with the support and innovative technology they need to succeed, and we are delighted to welcome Uncomtech to our Dow Inside partnership program.”
Dow Inside, a recent initiative benefiting cable manufacturers, utilities and telecommunications firms alike, further reinforces Dow’s commitment to these industries. This is achieved by helping provide better cable reliability and long service life based on exceptional materials, dedicated R&D, deep industry knowledge and close working relationships with cable manufacturers, utilities and other power industry influencers.
“This partnership gives us important advantages in terms of materials, technologies, supply and support. We will be able to differentiate our cables and provide our customers with high quality, long-life cables that meet strict international quality standards,” added Andrey Pisanny, Financial Director, Uncomtech.
Under the terms of the agreement, Uncomtech will use DOW ENDURANCE™ insulation, semiconductive and jacketing materials to manufacture medium, high and extra high voltage power cables. In exchange, Dow Electrical & Telecommunications will provide advanced technology, proven products and enhanced service that will help give both companies a competitive edge in this demanding and growing market.
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Uncomtech is the largest cable holding company in Russia based on copper conversion, and represents two manufacturers, Irkutskkabel and Kirskabel. Their high quality products are widely recognized in Russia and abroad. They produce 60 percent of high voltage overhead lines in the Russian Federation, and are the second largest manufacturer of low voltage self-supporting wires. As a licensee of Furukawa, Uncomtech utilizes UNICLEAN™ in their high voltage lines.
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