04/05/2023 – Special solutions for electrical wire
Lubricant solutions with responsible performance
Condat’s lubricants range offers a wide choice of soaps, surface treatment products, neat and soluble oils for a more eco-friendly manufacturing.
As every wire drawing plant is different, Condat’s experts develop lubricants answering specific needs and give a guide to the best lubrication strategy. Many issues can be addressed by the Condat team, such as reducing total wiredrawing costs, reducing the amount of dust generated in a workshop, improving productivity or getting the most out of precoatings. The company offers support with regard to environmentally friendly production. For wire drawing, it offers eco-designed lubricants rated through its self-scoring “Lubriscore”, among which are borax and sulfur free products.
At “Interwire 2023” Condat will highlight lubricants for electrical wire applications. For aluminum wire, high lubricating performance soluble and neat oils with excellent resistance to oxidation are offered. They enable operations from rod breakdown to fine wire drawing.
For copper wire, a range of water based lubricants are available for hot rolling of wire rod, and cold drawing operations from rod breakdown to fine wire. Due to their stable formulation a bath’s lifetime can be extended.
To the upcoming “Interwire” show in Atlanta, Condat will hold a fundamental course on Monday, 13 May from 10:15 to 11:00 am. Brad Andrews, Condat Corp wire drawing market manager, will share best practices to optimize lubrication in wiredrawing processes. The selection and type of lubricant used must consider various factors in order to achieve optimal quality, efficiency, production costs and EH+S concerns. Understanding the material type, surface preparation, processing, and end use application is critical in the determination of the right lubricant. Brad will share his knowledge of lubrication principles, lubrication systems, operational mechanics and many other tips.
Having long attached particular importance to the environmental and social impact of its activities on ecosystems, Condat has committed itself to a very consistent approach to CSR. This commitment was rewarded in 2021 by the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform, which awarded it the “Platinum medal”. Renewed in 2023, this result places Condat in the top 1% of the best rated companies in the world by EcoVadis.
Interwire 2023, booth 1508