Washington, DC – May 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — State Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) today announced $600,000 in new state funding for Cleveland State University’s cutting-edge project to develop and manufacture ultraconductive copper wire.
The Controlling Board released the funds to Cleveland State University (CSU) to support continued development of special copper wire that has the potential to revolutionize the electrical parts industry. In partnership with the International Copper Association, CSU is currently administering the Ultraconductive Coopper (UCC) Wire Technology Project to transfer research on new copper technology into actual beta products. When formed into composite wire, ultraconductive copper (UCC) has twice the conductivity of pure copper wire. As a result, UCC has the potential to create greater efficiency in products like medical devices and airplanes parts.
“Cleveland State has come a long way in developing this promising new technology,” said Patton. “With this additional funding, the university will have the resources it needs to continue investing in the copper wire industry. The potential for job creation and economic development is enormous.”
According to the International Copper Association, CSU has been at the forefront of developing UCC technology since it began working on the new technology five years ago. Germany, China, Japan and Texas are striving to close the gap.