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Celanese Receives ‘Most Creative Composites Application’ Award

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The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has awarded Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) , a global technology and specialty materials company, with the Most Creative Composites Application Award for “Excellence in the Design Category” at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) held recently in Orlando, Fla.

Celanese received this prestigious award for its high-performance carbon fiber strands which are applied as a structural core for high-voltage overhead conductors under the brand C7TM with conductor partner Southwire Company LLC, North America’s largest wire and cable producer.

Designed for utilities that want greater flexibility, reliability and ease of installation, the C7 Overhead Conductor uses Celanese Celstran(R) CFR-TPR (continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic strands) composite technology that involves an innovative combination of carbon fiber and a high temperature Fortron(R) PPS (polyphenylene sulfide) matrix that is capped with a layer of high-performance PEEK (polyether ether ketone). This combination of materials provides distinct advantages compared to alternative High Temperature Low Sag (HTLS) technology and conventional conductors.

“The Most Creative Composites Application Award honors a product that showcases composites use in a unique, new application or uses composites’ attributes in a particularly imaginative, innovative or artistic way. By winning this award, Celanese Celstran(R) CFR-TPR has shown evidence of significantly replacing traditional materials, as well as an innovative refinement of composites capabilities, that impacts current market sectors,” said Tom Dobbins, president of ACMA.

Thermoplastic composites are increasingly sought after by industries for which high-strength, lightweight, recyclable materials play a role in aiding competitive advantage and regulatory compliance through weight reduction, longer life cycle and improved performance. The Electrical Transmission, Automotive, Oil & Gas, and Aerospace industries are examples of such industries. Thermoplastic composites are enabling substantial breakthroughs in mass reduction, lifecycle extension, safety factors, and total costs, allowing manufacturers to launch new innovations to market and improve their competitive position.

“With more than 50 years of production excellence, technical and application development expertise in engineered polymers, Celanese is uniquely positioned to help our customers develop these breakthrough and innovative products using composite materials to meet their unique material design challenges,” said Michael Ruby, global business manager for the Celanese composites business line.

Visit the Composites section of to download product information and to read about the company’s leading composites solutions with Celstran(R) continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic tapes (CFR-TP) and rods (CFR-TPR).

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,400 employees worldwide and had 2013 net sales of $6.5 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit or our blog at

All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International Corporation or its affiliates.

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