Dow Introduces World’s First PVC/Halogen-Free Solution To Meet Key Global Standards

Shanghai, China – September 30, 2010 –Electronics OEMs looking for PVC alternatives to make flexible cords safer and more environmentally sustainable now have options thanks to the introduction of DOW SUSTAIN™ halogen-free compounds from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW). Developed by Dow Wire & Cable, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, DOW SUSTAIN offers the first PVC and halogen-free compounds that meet key global industry standards for continuous operating temperature, low smoke and heat deformation. Four different product grades for jacketing and insulation are now available in sample quantities for producers of wires, cables and cord sets for personal electronics, large and small appliances, TVs, DVD/DVR devices, gaming systems, computers/monitors/USB attachments, etc.

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General Cable Announces Joint Venture in Oman

General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) (the Company), announced today that it has formed a joint venture with International Cable Industries LLC (ICI), a limited liability company organized in Oman. The joint venture company in which General Cable will have a majority interest will distribute a wide variety of wire and cable products for the energy, electrical infrastructure and construction markets in Oman and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. General Cable will provide access to a wide range of its products and offer technical support to ICI.

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Philatron Wire and Cable Creates USA Jobs to Manufacture Electrical Power Cables for the Country’s Largest Wind Power Project

AWEC, Alta Wind Energy Center, a development project of Terra Gen in New York broke ground on the Alta-Oak Creek Mojave Project, August 2, 2010 in Mojave, Ca. Once the project is completed it will consist of 320 turbines and be capable of generating up to 800 MW of clean energy; Philatron Wire and Cable produced special shielded electrical power cable for this project. Shipping arrangements and warehousing issues were negotiated easily; the project is a short two hour drive from Philatron corporate headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Ca.

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