REELEX Packaging Solutions, Inc. of Patterson, New York and Wonderful Hi-Tech co., Ltd. of Taiwan are the latest corporations in the structured cabling industry to join the Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA). As a non-profit association now comprised of 28 prominent manufacturers, distributors, and material suppliers, CCCA serves as a major resource for well-researched, science-based information on the technologies and issues vital to the industry. CCCA has an on-going education campaign on one of those issues — the widespread proliferation of counterfeit, sub-standard and non-compliant communications cable, which pose a threat to safety, connectivity performance, and installer liability.
“Many CCCA members are already licensees and users of REELEX packaging technology, while most counterfeit cable manufacturers use an inferior pull box knockoff prone to tangling and kinking,” states Timothy Copp, vice president of business development. “As the inventor and licensor of the pull box package so many installers are familiar with, it’s important for us to educate installers on the role knockoff packaging plays in the counterfeit cable conversation. Our membership in CCCA will add value for us with support on these issues and we look forward to joining the education campaign.”
REELEX Packaging Solutions (formerly Windings, Inc.) is a privately-held manufacturer and packaging supplier in Patterson, NY, with a global customer base of over 100 wire and cable manufacturers for its patented, licensed tangle-free packaging. REELEX packaging incorporates tangle and twist-free technology produced by coiling machines designed and manufactured in-house.
Wonderful Hi-Tech, established in 1978, is a publicly held corporation headquartered in Taiwan, with 10 manufacturing sites across China, Thailand and Vietnam, and sales offices in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales offices for the ELITE™ brand LAN cable sold in the U.S. are through ABA Industries in Carson, California. Wonderful Hi-Tech is one of the leading manufacturers and providers of cable for communications networks in Taiwan and has global sales of LAN cable and RF coaxial cable for wireless antenna LAN applications. About the company’s new membership, Paul Chang, director, said, “Wonderful Hi-Tech is fully committed to the CCCA values and we look forward to contributing to the CCCA activities on the many important issues affecting the structured cabling market.”
In welcoming REELEX and WONDERFUL Hi-Tech to the organization, Eric Lawrence of Berk-Tek and CCCA board chairman said, “Including a packaging manufacturer in our membership gives us another perspective on industry issues. We look forward to the participation of REELEX in working with us to combat the counterfeit problem, a major safety and economic concern for the structured cabling industry. Having WONDERFUL on board as a strong, reputable Asian-based organization, we look forward to having them set the example and helping us communicate the important issues in that region.”
The full list of CCCA member companies is now: Accu-Tech; AlphaGary; Anixter; Belden; Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company; Cable Components Group; Chemours; comCables; CommScope; Daikin America; General Cable; Graybar; Hitachi Cable; Leviton; Optical Cable Corporation (OCC); OFS, a Furukawa Company; Panduit; PolyOne; Prysmian Group; REELEX Packaging Solutions, Sentinel Connector Systems; Solvay Specialty Polymers; Superior Essex; TE Connectivity; Teknor Apex; The Siemon Company; 3M; and Wonderful Hi-Tech.