The economical production of welding wire and other fine and ultra-fine wires requires a high level of process stability. Wet lubricants developed specifically for the purpose provide reliable protection against ruptured or broken wires even at high production speeds and also ensure smooth, clean and bright end surfaces. The wires which are produced therefore meet even the highest requirements, for example in the automotive, medical engineering and electronics industries.
Depending on the specific wet wire drawing process, various emulsions are used in single or multi-pass processes and these are for the most part based on natural fats. They are used in the form of a concentrate or diluted in water. In addition to their lubrication effect in wet wire drawing, the liquid lubricants also have the advantage of providing an intensive cleaning effect and protection against corrosion.