Alcan launches unique aluminum FeederPlex(TM) cable for commercial and industrial markets


    ATLANTA, United States, April 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan Cable, a division
of Alcan Inc.'s (NYSE, TSX: AL) Engineered Products group, introduced today
its new STABILOY(R) FeederPlex(TM) cable, an innovative solution for phase
conductor identification in commercial and industrial applications. Consisting
of a plexed assembly of STABILOY Type XHHW-2 conductors with color coded phase
conductors, FeederPlex provides total installed cost savings for pipe and wire
installations while providing clear phase identification.
    "As the only plexed aluminum conductor assembly offered in the
marketplace today, FeederPlex cable offers a unique solution to phase
identification requirements," said Ian Hewett, President, Alcan Cable. "The
introduction of FeederPlex cable demonstrates Alcan Cable's continuous
commitment to deliver quality products and innovative solutions to our
customers," he added.
    The light weight and flexibility of STABILOY aluminum conductors
facilitates the pulling of the conductor assemblies into a raceway during
installation. FeederPlex cable eliminates the need to assemble and parallel
multiple conductors and minimizes the number of reels and product SKUs
required for stocking each color and wire size combination at the job site. In
addition, the use of FeederPlex improves cable performance by providing lower
voltage drop than the assembly of paralleled conductors.
    STABILOY FeederPlex cables are UL listed, approved for use in accordance
with the recommendations of the National Electrical Code in the U.S.A., and
are available in three and four conductor assemblies in a wide range of sizes.
    Recognized as the only fully integrated aluminum cable supplier in North
America, Alcan Cable is a leading manufacturer of aluminum and aluminum alloy
cables for the utility, residential, commercial, institutional and industrial
construction markets.
    In addition to STABILOY FeederPlex cable, Alcan Cable recently launched
MODEX(TM), a unique wiring system designed for the commercial construction
market, and N2(TM) NUAL(R), a multi-conductor armoured cable assembly to
mitigate the effects generated by harmonic currents in electrical systems.
More information on Alcan Cable and its products is available at

    Alcan Inc. (NYSE, TSX: AL) is a leading global materials company,
delivering high quality products and services worldwide. With world-class
technology and operations in bauxite mining, alumina processing, primary metal
smelting, power generation, aluminum fabrication, engineered solutions as well
as flexible and specialty packaging today's Alcan is well positioned to meet
and exceed its customers' needs. Alcan is represented by 68,000 employees,
including its joint-ventures, in 61 countries and regions, and posted revenues
of US$23.6 billion in 2006. The Company has featured on the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index consecutively since 2003. For more information,
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For further information: Media contact: Rhonda I. Buckley,
+1-770-392-2381,; Anik Michaud, +1-514-848-8151,; Investor contact: Simon Ellinor, +1-514-848-8368,

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