RIPS, a Nexans company, will exhibit to Pollutec

(France, Lyon, November 30 - December 3, 2004)

Paris, 29 November 2004 - RIPS, a Nexans company, announces its presence to the Pollutec 2004 exhibition which takes place from November 30 to December 3 in Lyon (France) Eurexpo, Hall 10 (booth 646).

RecyclingRIPS, a Nexans company: expert in collection, transportation, grinding and reuse of cable waste
With a grinding capacity of 20,000 tons p.a., and over 30 years of experience, RIPS, in compliance with its operating license, is able to recycle under the best current economic and technical conditions such cable waste as manufacturing offcuts or discarded cables, made of non-ferrous metals, whether armored or unarmored, tarred or untarred, as well as plastic extrusion drains, and strips, wires and cables made of bare non-ferrous metals.

As it is paramount, RIPS ensures the accountability and compliance of waste treatment for its customers according to the complex european waste regulations. For each waste, RIPS files a preliminary authorization application so as to ensure full transparency before, during and after the recycling process.


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About Nexans

Nexans is the worldwide leader in the cable industry. The Group brings an extensive range of advanced copper and optical fiber cable solutions to the infrastructure, industry and building markets. Nexans cables and cabling systems can be found in every area of people¿s lives, from telecommunications and energy networks, to aeronautics, aerospace, automobile, railways, building, petrochemical, medical applications, etc. With an industrial presence in 29 countries and commercial activities in 65 countries, Nexans employs 20. 000 people and had sales in 2004 of euros 4.9 billion. Nexans is listed on the Paris stock exchange.

About Pollutec

Pollutec 2004 will attract a total of 2,400 exhibitors including 30% from abroad and will occupy 90,000 m². It will be this year's largest global show case for solutions to the problems encountered by industry and local authorities in all fields of the environment: water waste/recycling, air, energy, decontamination of polluted sites and soils, risk prevention and management, coastal development and protection, analysis/measurement/monitoring, cleaning… Over 63,000 visitors are expected from industry or local authorities.

About RIPS

RIPS, a Nexans company, provides a global expertise in the recycling of cables and non-ferrous metals. The company implements solutions for the collection and alternative transportation, treatment, grinding and reuse of power, communication and special cable waste made of non-ferrous metals or plastics, as well as for the trade of non-hazardous waste. In 2003, RIPS has recycled 18,000 tons of waste on its production site of Calais. All RIPS production processes are rigorously monitored and guaranteed by ISO 9001 and 14001 standards.