Tratos UK Ltd, part of the Tratos Group, has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
The company collected the award for innovation from the UK’s leading award for business for its technologically advanced JBA® compound.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise chose Tratos’ cutting-edge JBA® compound – an advanced compound that can be modified to meet specific cable performance elements (e.g. safety, durability, extended operational life) to meet the requirements of a number of important industrial sectors.
The JBA (Jasmine* Bragagni Albano), was named for the President of Tratos, Ing. Com. Albano Bragagni, OMRI, inventor of the LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) extra compound. Tratos’ Oil & Gas JBA® is a special cable range designed and manufactured for the Oil & Gas market to meet necessary test requirements. The JBA family of cables is mud and fire resistant to extreme temperatures and capable of withstanding including water and impact.
The new technology brings big advances for industries including Marine, Oil & Gas, Railways and Mass Transit as well as high-performance Naval applications in a number of different countries.
Tratos has the knowledge, experience and in-house R&D facilities to explore and create next-generation technology. Investment in innovation has positioned the company as a leading innovator within the Cable Industry worldwide, a privileged position in the markets in which it operates. In short, it is the ‘go-to’ company for cable solutions where none currently exist.
Tratos’ new compound increases the safety of cable, its resistance to the most invasive and corrosive elements in the environment and its performance. It also offers significant reduction of fire propagation while continuing to function. All of these are significant gains and are the compelling reasons behind Tratos’ investment in the technology.
The compound delivered by Tratos, after five long years of testing by an independent body, demonstrated consistent high performance and was consequently accepted for the new development of London Underground.
The company has invested heavily in new plant, equipment and test facilities in the UK and is committed to staying innovation-focused. It works shoulder to shoulder with clients from industries such as power, communications, green energy, rail and marine to transport, defence and construction to develop, test and produce bespoke cable for their specific needs.
Tratos CEO and Chair Dr Maurizio Bragagni said: “These products have advanced safety and performance. They were developed by the company to be used for telecommunication, power or signaling cables.
“The compound is able to resist fire to new and higher standards, and, at the same time, defend against the aggressive acids present in different environments from railway and transport to oil and gas platforms.
“This innovation is bigger than just producing a new generation of cables able to accept the challenge of higher performance standards; it is innovation that will transform all unsafe cables.
“We were confident of the quality of the innovation and the advances it brings, but we were absolutely thrilled to learn it had been recognized with a Queen’s Award.”
Tratos representatives will be presented with the award at Buckingham Palace.
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