6. Global impact of Japan's quake and tsunami

Jan. 1, 2011

One of the most direct impacts Japan's natural disaster had on the cabling industry was the fact that Daikin's fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) production was halted when its Kashima, Japan facility was without power, water or gas supply. When FEP production continued, it did so in a limited capacity.

The cost of FEP has been part of the "triple whammy" - along with costs of copper and petroleum-based products, that has driven up cable prices.


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