Delphi Now Producing Over One Billion Feet of Halogen-Free Ultra-Thin-Wall Cable Per Year
Lightweight, durable cable significantly exceeds SAE and ISO abrasion testing standards and allows automakers to “go green” while reducing mass and bundle sizes
TROY, MI -- After making its debut on the 2007 Toyota Tundra, Delphi Halogen-Free Ultra-Thin-Wall Cable is now being produced for multiple vehicles from three major automakers at a rate of 1.5 billion feet per year. It is an environmentally responsible alternative to conventional cable such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE).
The cable, touted for its halogen free requirements, superior performance, smaller size and recyclability, is highly durable and significantly exceeds SAE and ISO test standards for abrasion. It also has a high degree of flame retardance.
The insulation on Delphi’s Halogen-Free Ultra-Thin-Wall Cable is half as thick as conventional coatings in North America—0.2 mm versus 0.4 mm—or about as thick as two sheets of paper, reducing weight by up to 27 percent and volume by up to 47 percent. Reductions in weight and volume improve fuel efficiency and vehicle performance and the reduction in size enables automakers to fit more content into the same space. Delphi Halogen-Free Ultra-Thin-Wall Cable also meets the chlorine- and lead-free parts requirement and has the best pinch and abrasion resistance in the industry.
“The wiring harness is one of the heaviest and most complex parts in a vehicle,” said Stefaan Vandevelde, product business unit director, Delphi Electrical/Electronic Distribution Systems. “Delphi Halogen-Free Ultra-Thin-Wall Cable brings weight and size reductions to the wiring harness at a time when space constraints are forcing automakers to find unique ways to package an ever-increasing amount of vehicle content. It simply allows them to fit more of the content consumers want in their vehicles.”
Delphi Halogen-Free Ultra-Thin-Wall Cable is now in production and supports customers worldwide. It is validated to be manufactured at a number of global locations.
Delphi Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture delivers power and signal distribution networks for today’s increasingly complex vehicles. Delphi engineers act as master architects by using proprietary design tools and software to create a virtual model of a vehicle’s E/E architecture—down to the last connector, electrical center, electronic module and wiring harness. In doing so, they evaluate the impact of various trade-offs to deliver a fully optimized E/E architecture system backed by Delphi technical centers and manufacturing facilities in 31 countries around the globe.
This press release as well as other statements made by Delphi may contain forward-looking statements that reflect, when made, the Company’s current views with respect to current events and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the Company’s operations and business environment which may cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from any future results, express or implied, by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue,” the negative of these terms and other comparable terminology. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern; the ability of the Company to operate pursuant to the terms of the debtor-in-possession financing facility and its advance agreement with GM, to obtain an extension of term or other amendments as necessary to maintain access to such facility and advance agreement; the Company’s ability to obtain Court approval with respect to motions in the chapter 11 cases prosecuted by it from time to time; the ability of the Company to consummate its amended plan of reorganization which was confirmed by the Court on January 25, 2008 or any other subsequently confirmed plan of reorganization; risks associated with third parties seeking and obtaining Court approval to terminate or shorten the exclusivity period for the Company to propose and confirm one or more plans of reorganization, for the appointment of a chapter 11 trustee or to convert the cases to chapter 7 cases; the ability of the Company to obtain and maintain normal terms with vendors and service providers; the Company’s ability to maintain contracts that are critical to its operations; the potential adverse impact of the chapter 11 cases on the Company’s liquidity or results of operations; the ability of the Company to fund and execute its business plan (including the transformation plan described in Item 1. Business “Plan of Reorganization and Transformation Plan” of the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 filed with the SEC) and to do so in a timely manner; the ability of the Company to attract, motivate and/or retain key executives and associates; the ability of the Company to avoid or continue to operate during a strike, or partial work stoppage or slow down by any of its unionized employees or those of its principal customers and the ability of the Company to attract and retain customers. Additional factors that could affect future results are identified in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 filed with the SEC, including the risk factors in Part I. Item 1A. Risk Factors, contained therein, and the Company’s quarterly periodic reports for the subsequent periods, including the risk factors in Part II. Item 1A. Risk Factors, contained therein, filed with the SEC. Delphi disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events and/or otherwise. Similarly, these and other factors, including the terms of any reorganization plan ultimately confirmed, can affect the value of the Company’s various prepetition liabilities, common stock and/or other equity securities.
This news content was configured by WebWire editorial staff. Linking is permitted.
News Release Distribution and Press Release Distribution Services Provided by WebWire.