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Prysmian raises prices for its cabling offerings

The North American division of Prysmian Communications Cables & Systems, has increased the prices of its optical ca...


August 5, 2008  


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The North American division of Prysmian Communications Cables & Systems, has increased the prices of its optical cable products by up to 6% as a result of ongoing increases in the costs of energy and essential materials.

“Many of the materials used in the cable industry such as jacketing compounds and water blocking gels are direct by-products of the oil industry and as such are subject to substantial price increases,” the company said in a statement.

“The increased price of oil has also had a direct adverse impact upon the manufacturing and transportation costs of optical cable. Additionally, other materials used in cables such as protective steel tapes are subject to the commodity price increases in the metals sector.”