APAR demonstrates its wire & cable innovations at CRU Conference in London
APAR Industries Limited, a diversified billion-dollar conglomerate with a strong presence in over 140 countries, demonstrated its innovations across wire & cable industry at the CRU Wire & Cable 2022 Conference held in London recently.
The company’s Senior President – Business Strategy & Innovation VK Bajaj was invited to the CRU Conference. This is for the first time an Indian company has been invited as a panellist on the forum, the company said.
In its 3-day conference from 25-27 July, CRU’s Wire & Cable Conference brought together key executives from the wire & cable industry around the world. The agenda of the conference was to explore both energy and communications network developments, across the full value chain for insulated wire & cable products produced from copper, aluminium, optical fibre and associated materials.
At the forum Mr. Bajaj highlighted a few of the innovations, APAR is driving to bring a change in the wires & cables industry. He talked about how APAR’s latest e-beam technology is the future of wire & cables and will meet the growing electricity demands of every country and industry. He also emphasised how this technology supports a wire & cable to perform at optimum state without any derating even at higher operating temperatures.
Talking about the acceptance of the e-beam cables, Mr. Bajaj said, “E-beam insulated XLPE cables have better ageing properties compared to conventional XLPE cables. This is what makes them well accepted in the renewable industry like wind, solar and nuclear where the base operating temperature is high. Due to its high current carrying capacity and fire-resistant properties, this e-beam cross-linked zero halogen wire is an ideal choice for other industries including railways (for locomotive and coaches), defence, shipping, house wiring, etc.” During his presentation, he also elaborated on the various initiatives APAR is taking to foster innovation.
Commenting on this occasion, Kushal N Desai – Chairman and Managing Director of APAR said, “We entered the cables business in 2008 and for since last 10 years we have been steadily growing at about 19% CAGR. It is a privilege for APAR to be recognised at par with other internationally reputed organisations. As the only Indian company invited to speak at the podium, we are proud to bring to attention and represent the innovation, development, growing exports and contribution to the global cable & wires industry.”