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August 17, 2010

CTC Cable Corporation Subsidiary Grants Manufacturing Qualification to Alcan Cable

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Composite Technology Corporation has exclaimed that its CTC Cable Corporation subsidiary has granted manufacturing qualification to Alcan Cable, to strand ACCC conductors in North America. This is supposed to initiate the commercial rollout of ACCC conductors by Alcan Cable.

CTC has reviewed the manufacturing and quality systems of Alcan Cable plant in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and analyzed the stranded ACCC conductor produced by Alcan Cable before granting the stranding qualification.

CTC Cable Corporation produces composite rod for use in its patented ACCC conductors, which are “high efficiency conductors” for use in electrical transmission grid systems. The ACCC conductors reduce electricity line losses when compared to conventional conductors and enable significant savings in upgrade capital costs and operating expenses when substituted in grid systems for other conductors.

Using the grant Alcan Cable intends to distribute ACCC conductor to a range of key customers in North America and develop the ability to strand ACCC conductor in its established North American factories. The stranding qualification also enables the company to commence sales and commercial rollout of ACCC conductor to a select range of customers, consisting of nearly three dozen of the most influential utilities and transmission agencies in North America. The expertise of Alcan Cable is also supposed to boost the ACCC conductor sales in the North American market.

Benton Wilcoxon, CEO of Composite Technology Corporation has noted that it is an exciting time for CTC Cable. With the qualification of Alcan Cable they now have a strong stranding source to serve the North American market and beyond. Most importantly, they worked very closely with the Alcan team throughout this process to develop a clear strategy for accelerating adoption of ACCC conductor in the North American market. This includes articulating the value proposition for ACCC conductor in new ways that will resonate with the North American utilities.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny