27/03/2024 – Lubricants

Lubricants and auxiliary chemicals for wire drawing

In recent years TKT group has consolidated and expanded its position on the market, and carried out important research and development programs, by investments in new machinery and technologies as well as by expanding their products portfolio, to offer its customers increasingly innovative, integrated and synergistic solutions.


Tecnovo and Koner are manufacturing companies of the TKT group in the respective sectors of lubricants and drawing dies. © TKT Group


Part of Italy’s TKT Group, Tecnovo produce lubricants and auxiliary chemicals for wire drawing since 1945: Powder lubricants for dry drawing (“Tecnolubre”), oils and liquid compounds for wet drawing (“Sintek”), pastes, greases and compounds for wire drawing (“Tecnofix”), products for preparing wire rods and wires for drawing (“Tecnoline”), products for wire rod and wire rolling (“Tecnolam”). Tecnovo provides full and prompt technical assistance, starting with the selection of the most suitable products and thorough testing on the customer’s plant by its own specialist personnel. Their technicians work in close cooperation with Koner.

Joint trials with dies and lubricants mean high performances and synergies achieved according different conditions.

Also part of TKT Group, Koner is a leading company in the field of wire drawing dies and drawing auxiliary products: Rough and finished wire drawing dies, rough and finished wire drawing nibs, pressure dies for dry drawing process, rough and finished hard metal bushes for various applications, big and shaped dies, polycrystalline diamond dies, auxiliaries products for wire drawing as spiral brushes, wiping pads, pulling dogs, machines and systems for wire cleaning, machines and instruments for reconditioning of drawing dies. Koner technicians work in close cooperation with them from Tecnovo.

Joint trials with dies and lubricants mean high performance achieved under all conditions.

Below some important innovations TKT Group will be presenting at the “wire 2024”:
– Brand new high performance “dust free” Tecnovo calcium soaps, the result of many years of research, for the steel wire drawing market
– Evolution in the formulation of Tecnovo "green" emulsifiable oils, through new additives that improve the wet drawing process in terms of lubrication and drawing performances
– A new automatic press machine which was installed at the end of 2023 at the Koner plant, with a pressing force of 120 tons to produce hard metal products up to an external diameter of 120mm
– Production of various types of drawing dies and custom-designed parts, by sophisticated micro-grains with zero porosity and a significantly higher density and hardness values, while maintaining the already high standards of toughness
– A wide range of round and shaped dies, which can be supplied in solid hard metal or coated with special Koner treatments to enhance their durability characteristics
– D-lab, the innovative instrument for measuring the diameter and ovality of dies; after the great success on the world market in recent years, it has been further improved with a larger “touch screen” for greater ease of use by operators
– New “K.80” system for dies regrinding and polishing operations, sturdy, safe and economical
– New “Ecoclean” / “Ecowipe” machine for wire and wire rod cleaning
– New butt welder machine, efficient and very easy to use, significantly reduces the welding process time of the steel wire. This machine guarantees savings and a very high productivity thanks to welding and annealing in a single operation
– Specialized and professional tungsten carbide dies regrinding services, by Koner East in Macedonia, and polycrystalline diamond dies regrinding service at Koner Italy
– Very high performing wiping pads for galvanizing operations, produced with specific coating treatments and internal and external lubrication, supplied for all the types of applications and for any customer need
– Brushes for wire and wire rod cleaning, long lasting and available in different sizes, types and materials
– Integrated solutions, both chemical and mechanical, for wire and wire rod cleaning

wire 2024, hall 11 booth A 56

Koner Srl
Via Fontana 11
20122 Milano/Italy
Tel.: +39 02 5456396