Dow helped celebrate 70 years of IWCS as an Official Materials Innovation Sponsor of the 2021 Virtual Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum.
Highlights from Dow’s sponsored sessions included:
Advancing Telecom Infrastructure: Material and Cable Innovation for a More Sustainable Future
Tuesday, October 5, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EDT
This informative roundtable discussion – moderated by IWCS Chair and Dow expert, Dr. Scott Wasserman – brought together telecom industry leaders to focus on building a stronger, more sustainable future together. Jennifer Ronk participated as a panelist.
Technical Symposium, Materials Track
Wednesday, October 6, 9:00 - 11:55 a.m. EDT
Friday, October 8, 2:00 - 3:25 p.m. EDT
First, in Session 5: Materials & Process Technology, Dr. Paul Brigandi presented Material Solutions for 5G and Dense Fiber Networks, the first of six engaging technical papers. Later in the week, we also sponsored Session 13: Flame Retardant Cable.
MA101: Selection and Use of Materials in Wire & Cable
Monday, October 4, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
In this professional development course, Dr. Mohamed Esseghir and Dr. Brigandi provided an overview of polymers used in telecom applications, including key characteristics, the effect of UV light resistant and flame retardant additives and tips for successful implementation.