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The IWMA moves to a new home

The International Wire & Machinery Association (IWMA) – the world’s largest corporate trade association for the wire and cable industry – is moving to new offices.

The IWMA will be taking up residence at an office complex, ideally situated near Birmingham International Airport, in the UK.



New IWCS chief executive

The International Wire & Cable Symposium has appointed David B Kiddoo as its new chief executive from 1st January 2015.


He replaces John T Barteld who retires from the organization on 31st December.


Mr Kiddoo brings to the position a solid background as a supplier to the wire and cable industry. Over 30 years of experience, primarily at DuPont and AlphaGary, as well as very active participation in industry organisations make him the ideal candidate to carry on the work at IWCS.



Certified safety

Selected products from the Icotek cable entry systems have been certified to comply with the EU Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX), for equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres of zones 1 and 21.


The ATEX (Ex) directive applies to all explosive industrial atmospheres including mining, with the Icotek range being suitable for zones G (gas) and D (dust) in equipment group II, category 2. ATEX stands for Atmosphere Explosible, and is the short name for the European directive 94/9/EC, regulating the market launch of explosion protected electrical and non-electrical devices, components and protection systems.


Since 1st July 2003 it has applied to all new equipment and protective devices. The directive is aimed at manufacturers and importers in the 27 member states of the EU as well as the four EFTA member states and Turkey.