In the News: SuperPower, Inc.

As published by SuperPower, Inc.:

SuperPower adds thinner substrate options to superconducting wire offerings
SuperPower adds a 30 micron substrate geometry to further increase product flexibility and increase current density

March 31, 2014 – Hannover, Germany – SuperPower Inc., a subsidiary of Furukawa Electric Company, Ltd. of Japan, is once again participating in the SuperConductingCity Exposition at the 2014 Hannover Messe, the world’s premiere trade fair on energy and industry technology topics and has announced a new product offering to highlight an innovative technology and manufacturing advancement made over the past year.

Yusei Shirasaka, president of SuperPower, said, “we are pleased to announce the addition of a 30 micron substrate thickness option to our standard offerings of 50 and 100 micron substrate second-generation (2G) high temperature superconducting (HTS) wires. This new geometry was developed at the request of a number of our customers who will benefit enormously from the additional current density they will gain from this even thinner wire. Our 50 and 100 micron substrates have already been half or less the thickness of our competitors’ wires, offering an enormous advantage for coil configurations. The 30 micron option will give an even greater benefit in current density that leads to smaller size and lower weight of devices.”

“Advanced Conductor Technologies has been eagerly awaiting this new, thinner profile conductor for incorporporation into our high current density Conductor on Round Core (CORC) cable,” said Dr. Danko van der Laan, founder and chief executive officer of the start-up company located in Boulder, Colorado. “The 33% reduction in conductor profile in combination with much better mechanical properties, will contribute to an increase of as high as 50% to our extremely current dense, flexible cable that is being eagerly awaited for incorporation into devices such as the next generation of accelerators and high-field scientific magnets.”

SuperPower will be located in the Energy section of Hannover Messe, Hall 13 Booth C50 of the SuperConductingCity exhibition, along with industry partners Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) and Oswald Elektromotoren GmbH as well as a other superconductor industries. If you are planning to attend Hannover Messe and would like a free entry pass or to schedule a meeting, please contact us at

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Mickey Lavicska
Associate Director, Marketing & Sales
SuperPower Inc.
450 Duane Ave., Schenectady, NY 12304 USA
Tel: +1 (518) 346-1414 ext. 3070
Mobile: +1 (518) 257-0322

About SuperPower
SuperPower Inc., a subsidiary of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (TSE:5801; TYO:5801), was formed in March 2000 to develop and commercialize high temperature superconductor (HTS) technology for applications that benefit from high energy density, high magnetic fields and green attributes, including energy, medical, transportation, research and other sectors. To learn more, visit