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Sponsor Level: Partner
We design and manufacture a wide range of compounds for a variety of cable types. Our materials are SMOKEGUARD for plenum cables; MEGOLON low smoke halogen-free compounds; GARAFLEX thermoplastic elastomer compounds; GW series flame retardant PVC compounds; GARATHANE thermoplastic urethane compounds; and GARATONE color concentrates. We often develop materials specific to customer applications. Our manufacturing sites are located in the US, UK, Mexico and Colombia.
The Chemours Company
We are a world leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and chemical solutions. We are a new company with over 200 years of history, created from the DuPont performance chemicals businesses.
CommScope is a global leader in connectivity solutions for communications networks. We provide infrastructure solutions for wireless, business enterprise, residential broadband and carrier wire line networks with industry-leading brands such as Andrew®, SYSTIMAX® and HELIAX®. Founded in Hickory, North Carolina more than 30 years ago, CommScope and its worldwide team of more than 13,000 employees create infrastructure solutions for communications networks in more than 130 countries.
Corning Optical Communications
With more than 160 years of science and engineering knowledge, Corning Incorporated creates keystone components for high-technology systems in consumer electronics, mobile emissions control and life sciences. Our Optical Communications segment delivers connectivity to every edge of the network, from optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment to fully-optimized solutions.
Dow Electrical & Telecommunications
Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, a supplier of insulation and jacketing materials to the telecommunications industry for over 40 years, is growing and diversifying through its unique capability to translate end-user unmet needs into tangible material science solutions.
DSM – Bright Science. Brighter LivingTM
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously.
DSM Functional Materials, operating as a Business Unit within the Performance Materials cluster of Royal DSM N.V., is a leading developer of high-performance functional coatings and composite materials. Our portfolio includes DeSolite® and Cablelite® UV-curable coatings, inks and matrix materials for the manufacture of optical fiber and cable, and Somos® materials for additive manufacturing. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.
Huber Engineered Materials
Huber for almost four decades has been a trusted supplier of alumina trihydrate (ATH), magnesium hydroxide (MDH) and engineered molybdate compounds. We are the leading global supplier of halogen-free fire retardant additives offering the broadest product line to exceed the most demanding requirements of wire and cable compounders and producers. Our technical and commercial expertise is the foundation to developing innovative treated and untreated products and solutions that meet the exacting requirements for each application. In 2016, we acquired the Martinswerk mineral flame retardants and specialty chemical businesses of Albemarle Corporation. This acquisition complements Huber’s existing portfolio of halogen-free fire retardants and smoke suppressants while expanding its geographic presence and global reach and marks the fourth and largest acquisition to the Huber fire retardant additive business in the last eight years. In 2015, Huber purchased the Safire® nitrogen and phosphorous flame retardant technology from Floridienne Group and Catena Additives. In 2012, Huber bought the specialty hydrate flame retardant business from Almatis and in 2010, the Kemgard® flame retardant and smoke suppressant business from Sherwin-Williams. Along with our global presence and comprehensive array of fire retardants and smoke suppressants, Huber is dedicated to outstanding technical service, fire retardant testing and customer care.
The Lapp Group first established in Stuttgart, Germany has been a manufacturer of Wire and Cable since the company’s inception over 50 years ago. Since that time, the Lapp Group grown through their worldwide locations to accommodate customers on a global scale. As evidenced by their several testing laboratories the Lapp groups dedication to research and development has established them as the global innovator to the wire and cable industry.
Lapp products are used throughout the world in automotive plants, machine tools, instrumentation, medical electronics, telecommunications, robotics, industrial automation, transportation, general industrial control systems, and numerous other applications.
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, FTTx, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our manufacturing and research divisions work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers we provide the right optical fiber, cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.
OFS's corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent). Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.
Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in Denmark, Germany, Russia and the United States.
Prysmian Cables and Systems
Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. With almost 140 years of experience, sales exceeding €11 billion (pro-forma as of 31.12.2017), about 30,000 employees in over 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the businesses of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many different industries and of medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.
Teijin Aramid is the leading global supplier to the OFC market of aramid reinforcement fiber solutions. The product portfolio includes a versatile high modulus aramid fiber product line, a waterblocking high modulus aramid fiber product line and a range of aramid ripcords and binder yarns. Teijin Aramid works closely with our partners in the industry to arrive at the most cost-effective and reliable solutions. Teijin Aramid is now introducing the new ultra high modulus Twaron UP D3200 product for ADSS OFC applications. In addition, a superior HMPE tape product, Endumax, with exceptional dimensional stability is launched for reinforcement of small diameter premises and indoor OFCs.
Teknor Apex Company
Teknor Apex Company, a supplier of thermoplastic compounds to the wire and cable industry offers a full range of RoHS-complaint, UL-Recognized extrusion and molding compounds.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Underwriters Laboratories has the expertise, testing capability, brand recognition and global presence needed to provide a full portfolio of wire and cable testing services for Fire Safety, Performance Verification, Component Cabling and Compound Performance to the industry. Our investigation services are supported by one of the most comprehensive Follow-Up Programs in the third-party certification industry that helps users, specifiers, distributors and manufacturers identify cabling products that meet nationally recognized safety requirements as well as industry specifications for performance and quality.
Yangtze Optical Fiber and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company
YOFC is the largest supplier of optical preform, fiber and cable in the world. YOFC produces and sells a variety of standard optical fibre preforms, optical fibres and optical cables widely used in communications industry. In addition, YOFC designs and customizes special optical fibre and cable specified by customers, including integration systems, engineering design and services. The company serves sectors such as utilities, transportation, petrochemical and health care. It provides quality products and services in more than 60 countries around the world. Since it formally went into operation in 1992, its production and sales of optical fibre and cable products has ranked first in China for 24 consecutive years and constantly performs in the top three among global optical fibre and cable manufacturers.
Sponsor Level: Platinum
Chroma Color Corporation
Chroma Color Corporation is a leading specialty color and additive concentrate supplier of the highest quality and the shortest lead times in the plastics marketplace. The business exceeds $160 million in sales due to solid organic growth and targeted acquisitions. Chroma’s extensive technical leadership and manufacturing expertise coupled with its game-changing colorant technologies have surprised and delighted customers for over 50 years in markets such as: wire and cable, building & construction, packaging consumer products, medical, healthcare, lawn & garden, durables, sanitation, recreation & leisure, transportation and more.
Web Industries is a global leader in specialty film extrusion and a pioneer in producing foamed, fibrillated, and highly-customizable laminated tapes. Our wire and cable product portfolio includes the SuperBulk® cable filler family as well as identification, signal isolation, binder, segmented (discontinuous), low capacitance, and heat-dissipating shielding tapes. We use our proprietary systems and best-practice methodologies to deliver high-quality, next-generation cable components that are found in some of the world’s most advanced wire and cable products. Applying ingenuity with a personal touch, we combine end-to-end design, development, converting, and manufacturing services to help our partners speed products to market, reduce costs, and maximize product success.
WCISA® · Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association® - is a nonprofit corporate membership association with over 100 North American suppliers of machinery, materials and accessories used for making all types of wire and cable. WCISA is a co-sponsor of the IWCS Reception and the IWCS “Wire & Cable Industry Student Scholarship Fund” at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology. WCISA members are based in or have an established subsidiary in North America. WCISA’s mission is to promote its member's products and services by providing its members with representation, networking/social opportunities and services at wire and cable trade events and conferences. WCISA is active in wire and cable trade events and conferences throughout the world, in varying capacities, including as an exhibitor, supporter, sponsor and outing organizer. WCISA also awards to scholarships to employees and dependents of member companies as well as partner associations. WCISA details are available at www.wcisaonlin.org, and WCISA membership inquires can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wire & Cable Technology International
Wire & Cable Technology International, the Official Magazine of the IWCS Conference™, is a leading worldwide technical magazine, covering the production, processing and use of communications, electrical and mechanical wire and cable. The magazine is published six times per year, in both print and digital editions, and it is distributed to wire and cable industry professionals in more than 100 countries. Additional publications include the Buyer’s Guide and the OVERVIEW newsletter. Visit www.wiretech.com for details.
Sponsor Level: Gold
BASF Performance Materials
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so over 150 years. We offer a wide range of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU) and Engineering Plastics that stand up to the harsh demands of wire & cable applications. Our portfolio includes polyamides, polysulfones and PBT. Elastollan® TPU, well-suited for high performance cabling when it comes to high operating temperatures (up to 150ºC continuous use), abrasion and wear resistance, low smoke/halogen free flame performance, and weatherability, is just one of our many solutions. By combining customer driven innovation with a global presence and technical expertise under one roof, BASF Performance Materials delivers the right solutions for our customers’ challenges.
For more information, go to www.performance-materials.basf.us or visit us at IWCS, Booth 306.
Carris Reels has been providing customized packaging solutions for the wire and cable industry for over 65 years. Products include plywood, nailed wood, wood/metal, hardboard, plastic and stamped metal spools. Reelex payout tubes and custom molded accessories are also manufactured and distributed by Carris Reels. Our recycling plants repair and return more than 6,000 wood reels and 48,000 plastic reels to our customers every month for reuse. By steadily developing a robust product range and reliable manufacturing capabilities in addition to broadening our geographic outreach, Carris Reels has grown as a major contender in the industrial manufacturing marketplace. Today we are located throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, with 11 manufacturing plants combined with 10 additional assembly/warehouse locations, which has strategically enabled us to provide the best service in the industry. J. Hamelin Industries and Lone Star Reel are part of the Carris Community of Companies.
Carris Reels is a 100% employee owned company. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our growing corporate community, which includes not just employee-owners and their families, but also our customers, suppliers and communities. We’re proud to be one of many companies that exemplify employee-ownership in America.
Heraeus Noblelight America LLC
Heraeus Noblelight America is the leading supplier of UV curing systems for optical fiber, wire and cable manufacturing worldwide. Heraeus’ modular microwave-powered UV lamp technology is recognized for its stability and long operational life, making it ideal for these demanding applications. Heraeus’ DRF/DRC lamp systems have been designed specifically for optical fiber, coloring, ribbon, wire and cable manufacturing with the patented back reflector housing. And Heraeus’ VAM mounting systems enable the precise alignment of multiple in-line lamps such as those installed on a fiber drawing tower. Heraeus’ experience in curing systems for the optical fiber and cable industry is unmatched.
Heraeus Noblelight GmbH with its headquarters in Hanau and with subsidiaries in the USA, Great Britain, France, China and Australia, is one of the technology- and market-leaders in the production of specialty light sources and systems. In 2015, Heraeus Noblelight had an annual turnover of 158.3 Million € and employed 828 people worldwide. The organization develops, manufactures and markets infrared and ultraviolet emitters, systems and solutions for applications in industrial manufacture, environmental protection, medicine and cosmetics, research, development and analytical measurement techniques.
Hitachi Cable America Inc.
Hitachi Cable America, Inc., (Hitachi) located in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.A., is a leader in the manufacture of high-performance communication cables for applications such as 10-Gigabit Ethernet, Industrial Ethernet, DAS, VOIP, POE, CCTV, robotics and Wi-Fi. Cables are designed and built for a variety of applications and environments such medical, industrial, educational, military, oil & gas, mining and other harsh environments. Product customization is also available.
Leoni Cable Inc.
LEONI is a global supplier of wires, optical fibers, cables and cable systems as well as related services for the automotive sector and further industries. LEONI develops and produces technically sophisticated products from single-core automotive cables through to complete wiring systems. LEONI’s product range also comprises wires and strands, standardised cables, special cables and cable system assemblies for various industrial markets. The group of companies, which is listed on the German MDAX, employs about 75,000 people in 32 countries and generated consolidated sales of EUR 4.5 billion in 2015.
Miltec UV is the leading manufacturer of high performance UV curing systems used in optical fiber draw towers for coating, coloring, and cable marking. For over 20 years, we have provided the industry with superior quality and service, fulfilling the needs of both domestic and international markets.
Sponsor Level: Donor
In business for over 66 years, GEM GRAVURE is headquartered just south of Boston, MA and has been the preferred provider of marking & coding systems to the wire & cable industry since 1952. The marking and coding of wire and cable increases efficiency in the manufacturing process, simplifies troubleshooting and provides traceability. GEM GRAVURE produces specialty inks and equipment to successfully mark even the most difficult wire surfaces. We now offer extensive accessories and software to complement the process. Join us at booth # 405 to discuss your next wire identification project.
LLFlex is a leader in the wire & cable supply industry, providing high quality armoring and shielding tapes from our Louisville, Kentucky facility. Our mono layer film formulations use the same uniform, high quality resins across 100% of the structure to give you consistent and reliable long term performance. Our high quality, domestic manufacturing, global reach and our longevity in the industry certainly distinguish us in the wire and cable marketplace, but the reason our customers depend on us for heavy and light gauge cable wrap is far more personal; we’re cost-effective, stable, and totally aligned with operational requirements.
M. Holland’s Wire and Cable group offers a wide variety of plastic compounds, gels, tapes and copper conductors to meet the wire and cable industry’s diversified needs, providing a single-source solution to its clients. The company’s engineers have expertise across a wide range of services, specializing in application development, material selection, mold design and troubleshooting.
PolyOne Corporation, with 2017 revenues of $3.2 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is an ACC Responsible Care® certified company committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.
Siccet is a family run business in Northern Italy that produces special cables. It was founded in 1977 and over the years thanks to continuous innovation in production processes and investing in research into new materials, it has become established and grown as a reliable, flexible, dynamic and always customer oriented company, providing the most suitable and best service solution. Focus has always been on the high-quality production of thermocouple cables, compensating/extension cables and RTD cables. The experience gained in such critical fields of application, allowed Siccet to expand its production of special cables over time into other areas where critical environments require high performance (e.g. the energy sector and Oil & Gas).
Wonderful Hi-Tech is headquartered in Taiwan, with 10 manufacturing sites across China, Thailand and Vietnam, and sales offices in Asia, North America and Europe. Established in 1978, Wonderful Hi-Tech has become one of the leading manufacturers and providers of electronic wire and cable in Taiwan. In our second stage of development from 1995 to 2000 we committed strong investments in the area of LAN cable and RF coaxial cable technology. We have subsequently obtained global Cat 6A and Cat 7A certifications. Our products have been certified by numerous international standards agencies, with Wonderful Hi-Tech becoming a leading global cable supplier. We serve you with the highest sincerity, continuing to improve the quality of our production and developing new products, so as to prosper and grow with you.