Legrand focuses on aluminium as copper prices soar

Legrand, aluminium busbar, copper

With copper exceeding $US10 000 per tonne for the first time in February, Legrand has drawn attention to the benefits of aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast-resin transformers.

Steve Marr, marketing manager for the power-distribution division, says, ‘Traditionally, aluminium has been regarded as the poor relation to copper as an electrical conductor, but recent advances have meant that it is now an exceptionally high-performance product that compares very favorably with copper in terms of mechanical strength, heat stability and thermal-conductivity.

‘Add to the mix the soaring price of copper, and we feel certain aluminium will soon be the electrical conductor of choice here in the UK

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