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The Aluminium Wire & Cable 2016 conference is seeking presentations that are broadly focused on the following key topics:

  • Aluminium vs. copper market supply and demand forecasts
  • Exploring the commercial feasibility of switching to aluminium wire and cables
  • Engineering and development activities for copper replacement initiatives
  • New manufacturing processes and techniques to ensure reliable performance
  • Upcoming regulations and industry standards for aluminium use in electrical applications
  • End user manufacturer case studies and making a successful transition

As aluminium is set for the largest annual demand increase among industrial metals with copper replacement in wire and cables as one of the key drivers, the low-cost metal is expected to replace at least 20 percent of copper usage in the near-term. While the copper-aluminium price ratio remains at record levels, producers are testing new aluminium alloys for use in electrical applications.


Rusal are currently developing an aluminium-zirconium alloy to provide a substitute for copper in the construction of power transmission lines to be more resistant to weather conditions, such as low temperatures and heavy snowfalls, with demand from Russia's Siberia and the U.S. which need to modernize their national power grids. Producers of aluminium alloys have been working on substitutes away from copper to aluminium in a number of other applications too, from uses in heat exchangers, to solar panels, and cabling for construction.


In automotives, one of the key benefits of using aluminium over copper cables is that it offers a lower weight advantage and better longevity. This has become an important consideration for wiring harness applications for hybrid vehicles. Excess weight must be eliminated to bring hybrid and electric vehicles into compliance with new industry standards and government regulations. For every ounce of additional weight on a hybrid vehicle is an effect on its fuel consumption and battery life, lighter metals areoptimum. The lighter the metal, the lighter the wiring harness and the other automotive cables will be. This translates to a better fuel economy and better battery life.


For 2017,analysts are expecting a substantial growth in lower cost aluminium use for new electrical applications, in particular, where aluminium alloys offer a direct replacement of traditional copper in wire and cable products. With a high price differential to remain, it is now cost effective for manufacturers to redesign and modify equipment and processes for a transition in a multitude of electrical applications.

The Aluminium Wire & Cable 2016 Exhibition & Conference comes to Frankfurt with a unique and timely focus on addressing the specific challenges associated with replacing copper for aluminium-based wire and cable for use in electrical applications across the automotive and electrical equipment industries.


Be a part of our multi-disciplined agenda...

The Aluminium Wire & Cable 2015 Exhibition & Conference will be an opportunity for professionals engaged in relevant disciplines to report on their accomplishments and to exchange views. The conference will have a unique emphasis on networking and building new relationships, including generating dialogue in technical know-how and to find new cost effective solutions for manufacturers in the automotive and electrical component sectors. There will also be an opportunity to integrate with allied industries and to demonstrate an insight into the uses of aluminium for mutual benefit.


Presentations which focus on the challenges in transitioning from copper to aluminium for use in electrical applications, in particular, end user case studies on aluminium wire and cable products,and new market data for current and upcoming manufacturing initiatives are of particular focus for this conference, along with other relevant topics of timely interest. 


Please consider participating in what is certain to be a highly productive experience with an opportunity to collaborate with industry experts in this fast evolving market.


Call for Presentation
If you would like to be a speaker at this event, please contact sean.collins@iQ-Hub.com, subject heading “Call for Presentation AWC 2016”.

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