Sponsors are critical to IWCS continuing its mission of advancing the cable and connectivity industry. Please consider renewing your corporate sponsorship or apply to be a new annual IWCS sponsor.
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 and we recently acquired majority share ownership of Shakun Polymers Pvt. Ltd in India.
Cable Components Group
Cable Components Group is a specialty compounder and extruder based in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, USA. Cable Components Group specializes in fluoropolymer-based compounds for wire and cable, extruded tapes, tubes, rods and cross webs for wire and cable, as well as filaments and fibers for the advanced composites industry. Product brands include FluoroFoam®, FluoroChar® and FluoroSpun® in addition to FiberSpun™, FluoroTone™, Cablethane™ and CableFil™. Cable Components Group supplies essential components, compounds and ingredients to the world’s largest manufacturers of fiber optic cables and copper-based wire and cable products. CCG is a proud member of Bicsi, the Wire Association International (WAI), the Communications Cable & Connectivity Association (CCCA), and an ardent supporter of the International Wire & Cable Symposium (IWCS).
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.
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.
Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 17,000 employees.
Dow, an Official Materials Innovation Sponsor of IWCS, has been a respected supplier of telecommunications insulation, jacketing and FOC component materials for over 40 years. Using our versatile lineup of AXELERON™ Telecom Cable Compounds and deep understanding of material science, we partner with others throughout the value chain to translate unmet end-user needs into innovative and high quality solutions that help support sustainability efforts. As the global demand for connectivity continues to grow and evolve, we’re both thrilled and appreciative to be part of this exciting industry.
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 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.
Teknor Apex has supplied the wire & cable industry with a wide range of standard and custom vinyl compounds for over 70 years. We are a market leader in providing a full range of RoHS-compliant, UL-Recognized extrusion and molding compounds.
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.
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Carris is a highly efficient manufacturing company with a participatory business culture that has been competing successfully in the domestic and global markets for over 70 years. Carris strives to be a good citizen in the communities in which it operates and has long been a committed steward of the environment. At Carris, customers come first, and its collaborative culture translates to creative solutions and responsiveness to changing needs. The proof of Carris’ value is demonstrated by the trust that its customers place in Carris as their business partner of choice.
Fiber Optic Center
Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC), is an international leader in distributing fiber optic components, equipment and supplies and has been helping customers make the best cable assemblies in the world for over two decades.
M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to our clients, and helping people lead rewarding careers.
Nabaltec is a manufacturer of environmentally friendly, flame-retardant fillers and special oxides. These highly specialized products have been developed using aluminum hydroxide and aluminum oxide as a basis, and they are sold primarily for two market segments, namely “Functional Fillers” and “Specialty Alumina”. To provide one example, flame-retardant fillers are used in cables and electronic devices. In case of fire they can delay its spread and suppress the development of environmentally harmful and unhealthy smokes and fumes. Special oxides are used e.g. for various machine components as well as in the refractory industry. Nabaltec manufactures at three locations: in Germany and in the USA.
REELEX Packaging Solutions
Since 1976, the unique REELEX figure-eight coiling method has provided manufacturers with a tangle and twist-free packaging alternative to reels, spools and standard coiling methods and has become widely accepted as the standard package for “last-mile” lengths of low-voltage cabling.
REELEX Packaging Solutions develops and supports the REELEX system by designing and manufacturing coiling and packaging equipment, ancillary equipment such as dancers, accumulators and payoffs, developing new packaging innovations and providing service and support around the world.
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.
AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
AGC Chemicals Americas offers the broadest range of high-performance fluoropolymers in the world including fluoroelastomers, PTFE, PFA and ETFE resins, as well as fluoropolymer compounds for critical applications when performance matters and failure is not an option. Our Fluon+™ Melt Processable Compounds are based on copolymer resins FEP, ETFE, PFA, PVDF, MFA and ECTFE. These compounds extend the fluoropolymer properties of chemical resistance, toughness and lubricity. Standard and custom products are free of cadmium, hexavalent chromium and lead. All Fluon melt processable compound products are manufactured to precise specifications. These high performance and environmentally friendly fluoroproducts provide cutting-edge solutions to an ever-changing world.
Kuraray America is a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber and resin production. With top-of-the-line research and production facilities located in Houston, Texas, and a vast network of supply from around the world, Kuraray leads the industry in specialty chemical, fiber, resin, and elastomer products. Producers of high performance VectranTM LCP fibers since 1990.
Siccet is a family run business in Northern Italy that produces special cables. It was founded in 1977 by Mr Italo Dall’Armellina 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.
(Mr.) Italo and his sons Walter and Ivan have been able to give the company a more international profile so as to now have 70% of sales abroad and a continuous expansion.
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).
Association and Media Partners
Communication Cable & Connectivity Association
CCCA is a major resource for well researched, fact-based information and education on the important issues, technologies and structured cabling products impacting the current and future needs of the building network and cabling infrastructure. CCCA is proactive in supporting and participating in codes and standards bodies and other trade, industry and safety organizations, which affect the quality, performance and societal needs of the structured cabling infrastructure.
Connector Supplier is the only publication that focuses exclusively on interconnect solutions, including connectors, cable assemblies, sensors, and antennas. This longtime industry resource informs electronics professionals about connectivity technologies, spotlighting the products, companies, markets, trends, organizations, and personalities that shape the interconnect industry. Connector Supplier reaches more than 75,000 readers every month through its newsletter, website, and other special publications.
EuroWire is an international magazine for the wire and cable industries. Published six times per year, it covers technological developments concerning wire and cable manufacturing methods, production machinery and processing equipment. Every issue reports on specialist areas of wire and cable manufacturing. EuroWire enjoys an increasing and unrivaled readership across Europe, the Americas and internationally, being understood by a wide audience of wire and cable professionals.
In an ever more digital world, data matters. This fact underpins our research philosophy at SubCableWorld. While once access to data was a pressing concern, today it is the timely capacity to interpret tiered and increasing complex information sources that professionals need at hand. This is actionable intel. SubCableWorld is the definitive guide for understanding the intricacies of the global submarine cable market. As the telecomms and offshore wind sectors drive unprecedented demand for the cable industry, SubCableWorld offers its members exclusive access to decision-critical data and essential information.
The Vinyl Institute (VI is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives, and modifiers. The VI works on behalf of its members to promote the benefits of the world’s most versatile plastic, used to make everything from PVC piping to flooring, roofing and vinyl siding. The vinyl industry in the United States employs over 350,000 highly skilled employees at nearly 3,000 facilities and generates an economic value of $54 billion.
Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC)
The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), founded in 2016 in partnership with the Vinyl Institute, is a council created to advance the vinyl industry’s efforts in addressing sustainability. The VSC is a collaborative platform for companies, organizations and other industry stakeholders to come together to create a sustainable development path for the industry.
Wire & Cable Asia
Wire & Cable ASIA is an international magazine for the wire and cable industries. Published six times per year, it covers technological developments concerning wire and cable manufacturing methods, production machinery and processing equipment. Every issue reports on specialist areas of wire and cable manufacturing. Wire & Cable ASIA enjoys an increasing and unrivaled readership across Asia and internationally, being understood by a wide audience of wire and cable professionals.
Wire & Cable Manufacturers Alliance
Wire & Cable Manufacturers’ Alliance, Inc. (WCMA) is a non-profit corporate business association serving manufacturers of low to high voltage electrical, electronic, and fiber optic wire and cable with established manufacturing operations located in North America. Corporate membership also includes industry suppliers, service providers, affiliated companies and organizations that support the industry, also having significant North American based operations.
Wire & Cable Technology International
Wire & Cable Technology International (WCTI) is the “Official Magazine of the IWCS“, and we publish several IWCS articles throughout the year as well as the annual IWCS preview article and the annual IWCS supplier exhibition directory. WCTI is a bimonthly technical magazine for manufacturers, processors, distributors and users of all types of wires, cables, wire harnesses and cable assemblies. Readers of the print and digital editions are located in more than 100 countries, and additional publications include a monthly business and market newsletter called the OVERVIEW, and the annual WCTI Buyers’ Guide.
Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association
WCISA® · Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association® – is a nonprofit corporate membership association of 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 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.
Wire Association International
The Wire Association International is a not-for-profit association with 1,800 individual members in 50 countries. The association serves the educational needs of the wire and cable manufacturing industry through a variety of products and services. WAI manages the Interwire Trade Exposition and the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo and publishes the Wire Journal International and the Wire Journal International Reference Guide.
Wire World is the global leader for information, news, events and suppliers to the wire & cable industry. Since 1995, Wire World has brought information to makers of wire and cable and provided opportunities for suppliers to connect 24/7. Press releases highlight projects, company highlights, equipment, personnel, events and more from around the globe. With thousands of users from every continent, there is a great reason to be connected to the industry with Wire World.
Benefits to Sponsors
Sponsors receive many opportunities for industry-wide promotion of their business and products throughout the year, including at the Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum.