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2016

 

Filoform BV acquires GT Elektrotechnische Produkte GmbH

GT

On the 1st of December 2015 Filoform BV of the Netherlands acquired the cable accessories business, GT Elektrotechnische Produkte GmbH based in Germany.

This acquisition will combine the strength and innovative character of both organisations and product ranges within the strong production and distribution organisation of Filoform and it will create one of the most complete suppliers of cable jointing and sealing solutions in Germany, UK and Benelux. The combination will extend the product range for customers of both organisations and will enable the new organisation to offer better solutions to all their European and international customers.

About Filoform

For over 55 years, Filoform has developed major expertise in manufacturing and supplying of quality products and solutions to “connect, seal and protect” the underground cable networks of our international and domestic customers.

1. Ensuring the reliability of your underground cable and ducting network infrastructure with our quality connect, seal and protect products.
2. Providing innovative, sustainable and competitive solutions to meet your network’s current and future growth requirements.
3. Protecting your investment in cable and fibre optic networks.

More info: http://www.filoform.com

About GT Elektrotechnische Produkten GmbH


For more than 20 years GT has been involved in the manufacture and world-wide distribution of resin and heatshrink cable joints, terminations and cable accessories. The GT brand commands respect throughout the world and it products are supplied through an extensive network of German wholesalers and overseas distributors. GT’s range of cable joints and cable accessories is well know for its new and innovative solutions and provides customers with a reliable, authoritative and convenient one-stop-shop for all of their cable accessory needs. As a result GT’s cable-joint products are approved by many European wholesale companies and international electronics, telecom, rail and utility companies.

More info: http://www.gt-gmbh.com

For more information please contact our sales department.

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News 2015

 

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Electrial engineering exhibition 2015

BE2015

From 29 september until 2 October the 2 yearly Electrial engineering exhibition is held in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht.

We would like to invite you to attend this year’s edition of the Elektrotechniek 2015.

At our stand 08.F071 we are happy to demonstrate you our latest product developements.

Click here to register.

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New MDII-250mm

MDII

The past years Filoform have noticed a growing demand for duct seals with a bore hole > Ø200mm. Based on these evolutions in the market for duct sealing, Filoform have recently increased the MDII duct sealing series with a version suitable for sealing bore holes up to 250mm and cables/pipes with a maximum diameter of 200mm.

Click here to see all product details of the MDII serie.

Please contact your account manager if you are interested in receiving a quotation.

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New duct seals 10-20mm

Based on new developments in the field of fibre optical cables, Filoform have noticed a growing demand for duct seals which are able to accommodate smaller cable diameters. 

As a result of this, Filoform has extended the range of divisible duct seals 10-20mm with a number of seals for smaller cable diameters

Click here to see the list of our available types. Other versions are available upon request.

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FttH conference 2015

We would like to invite you to attend the FttH Conference organised by The Fibre to the Home Council, which will be held from 10th - 12th February 2015 at the EXPO XXI in Warsaw (Poland). You can visit us at Stand B15.

Our solutions

Filoform is an innovative organization that constantly focuses on the needs of the FttH market. At the FttH Conference we would like to show you our new developments. Our unique divisible solutions are easy to install and provide an excellent gas and watertight seal.

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New product: End plugs

End plugs

Filoform end plugs can be used for sealing micro ducts temporarily. . They are made from a compressible EPDM rubber and are suitable for ducts with either a smooth or ribbed inside wall surface.

The tapered shape allows the end plug to fit a variety of duct diameters. There are 6 types for sealing 4mm up to 20mm ducts.

Providing optimal protection against ingress of water and sand.

Click here for more information.

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News 2014

 

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New configurations 32, 40, 50 en 63mm divisible duct seals

divisible fibre optic duct seals

In the recent months we have developed various new configurations of our divisible duct sealing solutions for 32, 40, 50 and 63mm ducts.

Below you will find a list of the most recently added configurations. New configurations are always available upon request.

Item number Duct outside diameter (mm) Configuration (qty x mm)
822660F 32mm 4x10mm
822667F 32mm 3x12mm
822669F 32mm 7x7mm
822641F 40mm 2x15mm + 2x (8,4-13,4mm)
822642F 40mm 1x10mm + 3x7mm
822643F 40mm 3x14mm
822659F 40mm thin wall duct 7x10mm
822657F 50mm 7x14mm
822666F 50mm 4x16mm
822674F 50mm 9x10mm
822670F 50mm 8x7mm + 1x14mm
822676F 50mm 12x7mm + 1x14mm
822658F 63mm 24x7mm
822664F 63mm 22x7mm + 1x12mm
822665F 63mm 12x12mm
822668F 63mm 15x10mm
822675F 63mm 9x12mm
822677F 63mm 6x16mm

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Divisible duct seals for use with cable and micro ducts

divisible fibre optic duct seals

Some of the new configurations have been developed for sealing a main duct containing a combination of a conventional cables and a number of micro ducts. More information about this solution is displayed in the user instruction drawings below.

Divisible duct seals 32-63mm

Item number Duct outside diameter (mm) Configuration (qty x mm)
822661F 32mm 2x10mm + 1xC8-14mm
822662F 40mm 3x10mm + 1xC8-18mm
822663F 40mm 2x12mm + 1xC8-18mm
822671F 50mm 7x7mm + 1xC8-18,5mm
822672F 50mm 5x12mm + 1xC8-18,5mm
822673F 50mm 5x10mm + 1xC8-18,5mm

 

duct seal

Please ask our sales department for pricing and delivery times. 

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Filoform end caps for use in combination with DB cables

End caps db

You may be familiar with our end caps for both micro and HDPE ducts, which provide excellent temporary protection against water, sand and dirt entering the ducts. Many of these end caps are suitable for temporary sealing of DB bundle cables too. Additionally we have developed some special versions e.g. for DB6x14mm. More information is displayed on the product page end caps.

Item number Description Configuration
822250 Sealing cap HDPE 25mm black DB2x14mm
822320 Sealing cap HDPE 32mm black DB3x16mm
822400 Sealing cap HDPE 40mm black DB6x14mm
DB12x7+1x14mm
822440 Sealing cap DB7x14mm black DB7x14mm
DB24x7+1x14mm
DB22x7+1x12mm
822500 Sealing cap HDPE 50mm black DB6x16mm

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Customers very satisfied with the new 3D gauze rolls

3D gaasrol

Earlier this year, Filoform introduced the 3D gauze rolls for use in the taped resin injection joint. The new 3D gauze rolls have a thickness of 2,7mm which results in cost savings of the work for winding. With 3 layers of wrapping a guaranteed optimal isolation distance is created, which results in reducing the number of cable joint failures.

The reactions of our customers are very positive about the new 3D gauze rolls. The mechanics indicate that is works easily and that they are quicker wrapping the cable connection.

You will find quality important and you also want to save? Then contact our sales department.

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New range of miniduct seals 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8mm

4,5,6,7,8 miniduct seal

From 4 until 6 June Filoform presents at the AngaCom congress&exhibition the latest developments in the field of fiber optic seals. Here we show amongst other solutions, also our new extended range of divisible sealing solutions for miniducts. After the already available version for 7mm ducts we now also start the supply of divisible seals for 4, 5, 6 and 8mm miniducts.

These smart solutions can easily be fitted on the end of the duct over the cable and then pushed on the duct. This will save working time & money on larger bundles.

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Fiber optic sealing international

Internationaal

For the protection of underground fiber optic infrastructures, Filoform produces and supplies seals for over 15 years. What began with the development of seals against sand and dirt, in the form of plugs and push over caps, has it been developing in recent years to a wide range divisible solutions for sealing of duct-in-duct, cable-in-duct en direct buried networks.

Also internationally our solutions are now contributing to the reliability of telecommunications.

Some examples of countries where Filoform and / or distributors are active:

  • The Netherlands 
  • United Kingdom 
  • Belgium 
  • Germany 
  • Austria 
  • Ireland 
  • Italy 
  • Poland 
  • Luxembourg 
  • France 
  • Denmark 
  • Norway 
  • Sweden 
  • Finland 
  • New Zealand

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News 2013

 

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Live cable end seals

Angacom

With the most of our customers are the heat shrink end caps from Filoform known. Did you know that Filoform also supplies end seal kits for live LV cables? Using these kits, it is easy to isolate live cables and protect these from moisture. Quick installation is ensured by the high quality cross linked polyofin heath shrink material.

On the circumference of the outer end cap are lightning symbols indicating that the cable is live. Thanks to the large range of shrinking only 4 kits enable you to seal the entire range of cables with conductors ranging from 1,5mm² up to 300mm².

Our sales department is happy to send you an offer.

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Angacom 2013

Angacom


We would like to invite you to attend the 2013 edition of the ANGACOM, which will be held from 4 - 6 June 2013 at Cologne, Germany. You can visit us at Stand 10.1 / R40.

Our new solutions

Filoform is an innovative organization that constantly focuses on the needs of the FttH market. At the ANGACOM we would like to show you our new developments. Our unique divisible solutions are easy to install and provide an excellent gas and watertight seal.


Below you will find more info about the FttH Angacom:

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New types of gauze for use in the taped resin injection joint

3D gaasrol

Filoform introduces two new types of gauze for use in the taped resin injection joint. The reason for introducing these new variants is because of the following advantages:

  • Strong reduction of the labour time, due to the thickness of the gauze
  • More ergonomics at work
  • Reduction of the number of faulty joints, guaranteed by optimal isolation distance
  • Very good distribution of the resin in the joint

The new gauze types are:

1. FiloSlim 3D gauze mat
optimized for use in cable joints with a larger cross section.

3D gaasmat

This gauze allows you to quickly and easily create a proper isolation distance along the entire length of the joint. The gauze is supplied in standard rolls of 10m in length. You can cut out the length required for the cable joint. Especially for network operators and customers who make many standardized cable joints, Filoform is able to deliver gauze mats with a standard dimension. For example a 600mm x 440mm for a standard house connection joint. All technical information can be found on this page.

2. FiloSlim 3D gauze rolls 12cm x 1.8 m x 2.7 mm
The well-known 3D gauze with the flexibility of a roll.

Particularly suitable for smaller cable joints. The FiloSlim gauze rolls have compact dimensions. This makes it easy, even in small places, to isolate a joint with only 2 windings. In addition, these roles are suitable as supplementary insulation gauze in conjunction with standard dimensions 3D gauze mats. If you need further information and / or a quote please contact our sales department. All technical information can be found on this page.

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Acquaintance with Wim Rouwenhorst, product developer at Filoform

Wim Rouwenhorst

Since 1 September 2012, Wim Rouwenhorst is employed at Filoform to strengthen the R & D team. The expertise of Wim is mainly based on resins. At Filoform he focuses on the development of new resin systems for both existing and new markets. Furthermore Wim also investigates the opportunities to optimize existing resin formulations.

We asked Wim to explain his background and daily activities at Filoform.

"From different perspectives, I have in recent years gained much experience with synthetic resins. First from the world of adhesives / casting resins, where I have learned in seven years the profession include the epoxy, polyurethane, silicone and MS adhesives and casting resins. From there I have worked at a developer of flexible solar cells where I mainly dealt with all bonding within the cell, with all the materials science and mechanical properties that go with a look. All the way from the R & D laboratory level untill the production line.

Within Filoform I am active with the chemistry behind the 2-component synthetic resins which you / your technicians daily work with. An important focus is currently the development of 'environmentally friendly' synthetic resins. My colleagues note that there is an increasing need for such solutions. From there I explore the possibilities to aquire this.

A new resin system is not easy to achieve by one substance to replace the other. The properties of the synthetic resin during processing as well as during the period that the cable joint "is'-in operation should be maintained. The processing of the synthetic resin with the aid of the injection pump, and even more new types of cable joint where the filling is done by hand, impose specific requirements on the properties of the components used in the synthetic resin.

In addition, regulatory changes can also result in the necessity to adjust our resin formulations. We are then going to adjust resins using alternative raw materials.

In both cases, there will follow many (long-term) laboratory and field tests in order to determine whether the new development meets all the requirements. When at one of the points the new development does not comply, the research starts all over. This is also the reason why it takes so long before a change in a resin system is processed.

Finally, I have many contacts with suppliers on new developments in the field of raw materials and additives. This combined with the demands from the market make sure that my position at Filoform is very interesting. I hope to develop many beautifull projects with my new colleagues and where necessary to guide ".

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Investment in new production equipment

Smartjoint

In 2012 Filoform invested in a new filling plant for gel resins. This investment decreases the required energy consumption per gel joint made with 50%. Furthermore, the production efficiency will increase. Another very important aspect of this modern system is safety. During the production is worked at less high temperatures which is safer for the employees of Filoform.

The benefit to you is that, as a result of this increased efficiency, no cost increase for 2013 has been calculated.

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Result december christmas action

Alp d'Huzes

Last December, in our Christmas message, we offered a choice to make a donation to one of the charities selected by the employees of Filoform. Many of you have expressed your choice. For which we would like to thank you. Below is the breakdown of the amount of EUR 3.500, -

goede doelen

  • Kika (Children Cancer Foundation): 50% 
  • KWF (The Dutch Cancer Society): 33% 
  • Ronald McDonald Child Foundations: 17%

The donation for Kika - Children Cancer and the Ronald McDonald Children's has been transferred.

With the amount of KWF we will support a very sporty relationship of Filoform in his action to climb the Alpe d 'Huzes six times and in this way collect extra money for the KWF. In addition to the first amount the sportsman is extra challenged by Filoform to climb the top of the mountain as often as possible. Every time when he gets to the top he will be rewarded with a bonus for the KWF.

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MD + sealing paste to seal cable entries

MD+

For fast and effective sealing of cable entries through drilled holes Filoform provides MD + sealing paste. Listed below are the main advantages of MD + compared to similar solutions:

  • Suitable for use in standard mastic gun
  •  Easy to apply, even at low temperatures
  •  Great adhesion to common building materials (PE, Concrete)
  •  High mechanical strength, ensures proper strain relief
  •  Optimal price-quality ratio

Please ask our sales department for pricing and delivery times.

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FttH Conference 2013

CTL


We would like to invite you to attend the 10th edition of the FttH Conference organised by The Fibre to the Home Council , which will be held from 19th - 21th Feb 2013 at the Excel London, England. You can visit us at Stand B2.

Our new solutions

Filoform is an innovative organization that constantly focuses on the needs of the FttH market. At the FttH Conference we would like to show you our new developments. Our unique divisible solutions are easy to install and provide an excellent gas and watertight seal.


Below you will find more info about the FttH Conference:

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Filoform UK Ltd acquires cable accessories business of CTL Components Plc.

CTL

On 7th of January 2013 Filoform UK acquired the cable accessories business of CTL Components Plc.

This acquisition will combine the strength and innovative character of both product ranges within the strong production and distribution organisation of Filoform and it will create one of the largest suppliers of cable jointing and sealing solutions in the UK and Benelux. The combination will extend the product range for customers of both organisations and will enable the new organisation to offer better solutions to all their UK and international customers.

About Filoform

For over 50 years, Filoform has developed major expertise in manufacturing and supplying quality products and solutions to connect, seal and protect the underground cable networks of our international and domestic customers.

  • Ensuring the reliability of your underground cable and ducting network infrastructure with our quality connect, seal and protect products.
  • Providing innovative, sustainable and competitive solutions to meet your network’s current and future growth requirements.
  • Protecting your investment in cable and fibre optic networks.

About CTL Components

For more than 45 years CTL Components has been involved in the manufacture and world-wide distribution of resin and heatshrink cable joints, terminations and cable accessories. The ‘CTL Clearcast’ and ‘CTL C-Shrink’ brands command respect throughout the world and are supplied through extensive network of UK wholesalers and overseas distributors. The breadth of CTL’s range of cable joints and cable accessories provides customers with a reliable, authoritative and convenient one-stop-shop for all of their cable accessory needs.

As a result, CTL’s cable joint products are approved by many international oil, telecom, rail and utility companies. Read more...

For more information please contact:

Pim Claassen
Managing Director
Filoform UK Ltd
p.claassen@filoform.nl / info@filoform.co.uk 
Phone: +44 (0) 1189 88 68 73
Fax: +44 (0) 1189 88 65 76
                                      
Avram Balabanovic
Managing Director
CTL Components plc
ab@ctl-components.com
Phone: 020 8545 8700
Fax: 020 8540 0034

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News 2012

 

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Filoform duct sealing’s under the A2 motorway near Utrecht, The Netherlands

doorvoerdichting Joulz

As part of the Utrecht power network, several new medium voltage cables now run under the new tunnel construction on the A2 motorway near Utrecht. These cables will guarantee the power to thousands of households and companies around the city of Utrecht. These cables are protected by special ducts that are constructed under the tunnel. It is important to make sure the ducts are protected against water and mud.

Maurice van Meel, project coordinator at engineering company Joulz was tasked to find the best sealing method for these ducts with a diameter of Ø250mm with the cables already inside. Together with Filoform 8 special designed seals were chosen and installed. Using the well-known sealing resin from the Filoform MD series in combination with customized concentric foam sealing elements. Inserting 2 of these foam elements created a void that filled with the expanding resin will close the medium voltage power cables and duct completely gastight and watertight.

For many years Joulz has been using the Filoform products for sealing cables and ducts. Also in this case the engineers were particularly satisfied about the ease of installation and the specific solution for this situation. It was easy to understand and install.

This is one of many examples how filoform provides solutions to safeguard the supply of energy in safe and durable way deep under the ground.

Filoform provides solutions to seal cables and ducts to construction companies and utilities in many countries around the world. Our sales department will guide you to one of our standard or customer specific solutions.

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Filoform introduces a new cost-competitive injection resin gun with an increased volume

inspuitpomp

The current range of injection guns for taped resin injection joints are suitable for resin packs up to 355ml.

Now the use of new types of screw-connectors for low voltage cables is increasing and therefore the sizes of the joints are increasing, Filoform saw a need for larger resin packs and pumps. Using these larger packs will safe labour time to mix the resin and to inject the resin.

The new resin injection pump has an increased volume, that will make it suitable for 710ml packs which will allow you to work almost twice as fast when making larger joints. Also the trusted Filoform resin P2600 is available now in 710ml packs.(article number 804630)

Advantages using 710 ml packs :

  • 50% faster injection of the joint
  • Less resin mixing time
  • Lower use of valves
  • Easier to install several smaller joints in one run
  • Less waste of packaging material

Plus point of the new resin guns:

  • Cost competitive
  • Proven technology
  • Step less transport of the piston makes precise work easier
  • Easy and fast install of the resin packs due to Quick-fit bayonet closure
  • Easy to work with due to low weight, only 1,1Kg
  • Suitable to use all sizes of packs

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New website

We are delighted to launch the new Filoform website. Its smart design makes it easier to navigate our extensive product catalogue. Product categories are grouped and a fresh layout ensures relevant technical information and product pages are visible online.

Now you can view information specific to your industry with just a click on a mouse.We have also added general installation instructions and key product category installation videos for your convenience.

We welcome feedback on your experience with our website.

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Cabinet Base Sealant

Many low voltage distribution, street lighting and traffic control cabinets, as well as transformer stations, are open at the base. While these cabinets are easy to install and connect, the equipment inside these cabinets suffers from a humid indoor climate.

Filoform has developed a simple solution to this problem – cabinet base sealant. This special casting resin quickly seals the cabinet bottom, reduces humidity and prevents the growth of weeds.

Only a thin layer of resin is required and this makes the cabinet easy to re-enter for new cable installations. It also ensures a limited investment in resin is quickly earned back through lower service and maintenance costs. In addition, the life expectancy of expensive components is extended with this improved indoor environment.

See our video with assembly instructions on this website. If you need additional information please contact our sales department.

 

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Renewed range subduct closures FttX

In February 2012 Filoform exhibited at the “Fibre to the home” conference in Munich. During this event we presented our full new range of divisible duct seals for ducted fibre systems. Our 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20mm seals in particular drew a lot of attention from the many industry experts attending the exhibition. We developed these duct closures to seal all cable duct configurations currently available in the market. These products are designed for fast and easy installation in the field. The fact that they are fully divisible ensures they can be reused following servicing or after a cable has blown. Please check our website for more  infomation  or contact us

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New closures for 7mm mini ducts FttH,FttB

To date, the only way to seal mini ducts for fibre optic cables has been to slip a seal over the end of the fibre. This is not very convenient, is labour intensive and cannot be performed after installation.

To address this issue, Filoform has developed a compact divisible seal for 7mm ducts. Our smart solution is easily placed over the fibre cable at the end of the ducts saving valuable installation time. The system creates a gas and water seal up to 0,25bar pressure.

Please see our website for more infomation  or contact us.

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Injection nipple  with gauze connection hooks

nipple hooks

For taped resin injection joints, we have developed a convenient nipple with removable hooks to lock the gauze before the joint is wrapped in transparent tape. The hooks are easily removed or can remain on the nipple and taped in the joint. These small improvements ensure Filoform products are really easy to work with. 

Art. 80540  injection nipple 12,2mm.

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Sealing plugs for meter cupboards

plugs

In the Netherlands, cable entries need to be sealed gas tight according to NEN2768 and IWUN guidelines. Filoform provides a wide variety of sealing plugs for all cables and pipes entering a building and now specifically for the 50/43,6mm duct, which is the standard meter cupboard entry in this country. Our plug type 50/43,6mm seals these ducts according to the above guidelines. We have three types available for Ø7mm C9 Coax-cabels or subducts Ø14mm and Ø25mm HDPE duct. Other cable or subduct solutions can be made to match a customer’s requirements.

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