Sponsor Level: Partner
Cable Components Group
Cable Components Group (CCG) designs, engineers and manufactures extruded products for wire and cable, fiber optic cables and industrial non-wovens for filtration. CCG’s 6-LAN™ crosswebs are foamed and include patented designs for Category 6, 6e, and 6A LAN cables. CCG compounds FluoroFoam®, a patented chemical foaming agent of fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) for use in insulations, tapes and 6-LAN crosswebs. Foamed fluorine-based products are particularly suited for the evolving Power Over Ethernet (POE) standards. These standards require enhanced thermal stability materials and foamed FEP insulation offers a safety margin with a 200°C rating. CCG is now vertically integrated and is focusing on compounding fire retardant and foamable materials for both in-house extrusion and for sale as compounded pellets designed for copper wire & cable and fiber optic cabling. The newly installed equipment includes two Buss Kneaders and two twin-screw compounding lines. The following fluoropolymers (FEP, MFA, PFA, ECTFE, ETFE and PVDF), polyolefins (FRPP, FRPE, LSHFPP and LSHFPE), and engineered resins (PEEK, PPS, PSU, PPSU and PES) are the focus of CCG’s material development and innovation pipeline.
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.
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.
Mexichem Specialty Compounds
Developer and manufacturer of compounds including specialty vinyl alloy SMOKEGUARD®, halogen-free MEGOLON®, and thermoplastic elastomer (vinyl, olefinic, styrenic) GARAFLEX®. Manufacturing sites in the US, UK, Mexico and Colombia.
Oden Technologies Inc.
We believe that a complete, actionable picture of process data empowers manufacturers to be more efficient. Oden Technologies delivers an end-to-end data acquisition and analytics platform so manufacturers can have complete transparency into their production. Diagnose quality and capacity constraints in minutes. See trends over time by product, shift, line, or factory. Understand the nuances of your OEE and factory operations in order to constantly improve.
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 cables and systems industry. With sales of some 7 billion (pro-forma 2010 Prysmian/Draka) and 22,000 employees across 50 countries and 98 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and provides the widest range of products, services, technologies and know-how. In the Energy sector, Prysmian Group operates in the business of underground and submarine power transmission cables and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. In the Telecom sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry, producing optical fibres, optical cables and connectivity. Prysmian is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in the Blue Chip 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.
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.
Sponsor Level: Platinum
Solvay Specialty Polymers
Solvay Specialty Polymers provides a diversified portfolio of high-performance materials to the wire and cable industry, worldwide. Designed to meet the most challenging requirements of cable manufacturers, building owners, engineers and equipment designers, the company’s broad-based offering in this wide market segment is targeted at innovative, profitable and sustainable applications in areas from telecommunications, oil and gas, automotive, aerospace and military to industrial engineering and consumer electronics.
Solvay’s broad product portfolio for the wire and cable industry comprises above all fluoropolymers, ultra-high performance polymers, sulfone polymers and cross-linkable compounds. Each of these product families offers a unique combination of electrical, chemical, mechanical and thermal properties.
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.
Web Industries is a global leader in specialty film extrusion and a pioneer in producing foamed and fibrillated tapes. Our wire and cable product portfolio includes the SuperBulk® cable filler family as well as identification, isolation, and binder 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. We combine end-to-end design, development, converting, and manufacturing services with innovative thinking and creative problem solving 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 95 North American suppliers of machinery, materials and accessories used for making all types of wire and cable. 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 also offers a scholarship program to high school graduates, employees and interns that are affiliated with WCISA member companies. WCISA is active as an exhibitor, supporter and/or outing organizer, at wire and cable trade events and conferences throughout the world, including the IWCS Conference. Details can be found at www.wcisaonline.org, including information on becoming a WCISA member.
Sponsor Level: Gold
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.
The Lubrizol Corp.
Lubrizol is one of the largest manufacturers of thermoplastic polyurethane with over 50 years of innovative specialty TPU development. Our Estane® engineered polymers for wire and cable jacketing can help extend product life through excellent abrasion and cut through resistance, high flex life, low temperature flexibility, and flame retardancy.
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
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.
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.