You are here

A conductor cable with hybrid carbon and glass fiber composite core

News International-French

13 May 2015

The ACCC conductor’s hybrid carbon and glass fiber composite core offers advantages compared to an all-aluminum or steel-reinforced conventional conductor.

It offers twice the capacity while cutting line loss by 25-40% under equal load conditions. The combination of high tensile strength and low thermal sag enables longer spans, so new lines can be built with fewer structures.

A partnership to produce and sell ACCC conductor
CTC Global and Taihan Electric Wire Company announce a partnership to produce and sell ACCC electrical conductors for the U.S., Canadian and Korean electrical transmission markets. The ACCC conductors will be manufactured utilizing CTC Global’s composite carbon fiber core, supplied by CTC to Taihan. Taihan Electric Wire Company was established in 1955 in Korea and has become one of the world’s most efficient conductor manufacturers delivering outstanding performance, quality and value to customers around the world. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Taihan Electric USA, opened offices in the U.S. in 2000. Taihan will be utilizing its network of experienced sales representatives to sell ACCC conductors directly to U.S. and Canadian customers. Taihan and CTC will also look for other opportunities to cooperate globally.

The addition of Taihan’s sales team and territory representatives in North America will supplement CTC Global’s existing territory representatives and manufacturing and distribution partnerships with General Cable USA and Lamifil NV, allowing all parties to collectively offer a higher level of customer service and support. With increasing demand for high-capacity, low-sag conductors that can be used to improve the efficiency, capacity, reliability and resiliency of the electric power grid, having another major manufacturer producing ACCC conductors with CTC Global’s patented and proven core is a plus for North American Utilities.

More information: