Maillefer: Return to optical fibre cable extrusion machinery

Extrusion machinery manufacturer Maillefer has returned to the development and production of machinery for the production of fibre optic cables.
Maillefer chief executive Pentti Hätälä says that Maillefer has been the “natural partner” during the last five years in providing extruders to Nextrom for the latter’s fibre optic cable systems, since the management buyout whereby the companies formally split from each other.
But Hätäla pointed out that as Nextrom had meantime been acquired by Knill Holding in January 2005 (Knill also owns wire extrusion machinery manufacturer Rosendahl which competes with Maillefer), “things have changed, the non-competition agreement with Nextrom is now over”.
At Wire 2006, Maillefer presented its OEL 40 and OEL 41 lines for the production of respectively loose tube for short distance and tight buffering for long distance protection of optical cable glass fibres.
Although not relevant for the wire and cable industry, Maillefer is using the opportunity of the Wire 2006 fair to point out its co-operation with Conenor, Finland involving the use of Conenor’s Conex equipment in the area of wood plastic composites (WPC).

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.