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Product: LiteWire

Manufacturer: CurTran

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Product Sector: Energy → Energy Distribution → Electrical Energy → Cable



LiteWire is a carbon nano-tube conductor in wire form. LiteWire is a direct replacement for copper wire. It also replaces any other metallic conductor used today.

CurTran, in conjunction with its partners, NanoRidge Materials and Rice University, discovered alternate methods of producing carbon nano-tubes in wire form. This research and development resulted in a nearly pure carbon conductor that can be produced on an industrial scale. The capabilities of LiteWire exceed that of copper and compete at the same pricing point.

LiteWire is produced in filaments and then processed to form any standard wire size. LiteWire can be delivered in any AWG standard sizing and processed in the same equipment as copper wire.