50 Years of Copper Rod Technology

by Thomas Schatz, SMS Group

CONTIROD® (which is a registered trademark of Aurubis) is a fully integrated casting and rolling process that turns copper cathodes and clean copper scrap into a perfect starting material for conductors.

SMS group draws from 50 years of experience in copper wire rod technology. Its expertise banks on a new process for the continuous production of copper wire rod developed in 1972 by Union Minière (MHO) in Belgium, Hazelett based in the United States and KRUPP in Germany.

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