Europacable, the voice of the leading wire and cable manufacturers in Europe, joins European plastics associations in communicating the increasing concerns of its members on the supply situation in polymers.
Polymers in general such as polyethylene and PVC in particular, are used for the electrical insulation and the mechanical protection of cables. They also constitute key materials for the manufacturing of cable accessories such as end connectors and joints.
Several European polyolefin industrial production capabilities have declared Force Majeure over the last months. This situation is detrimental for the wire and cable industry and could lead to production shortages.