Wire & Cable India

Sarkuysan Produces Wire for NASA using Wire Drawing Lubricant from Metalube

LUBRICOOL™ 318A is used at 3 percent concentration for drawing and 1.5 percent concentration in the annealer. The emulsion tank is 10,000L and feeds 24 machines. The systems use paper filtration and a six-month life is achieved from the emulsion.

December 4, 2021


Sarkuysan Elektrolitik Bakir Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.Ş has produced superfine wire in its factory situated in Gebze, Turkey. The space-grade superfine wire is approved by NASA and used in a number of their projects. Sarkuysan manufactured the superfine wire from plain and tinned copper down to 0.05mm using Lubricool™ 318A, a wire drawing lubricant from Metalube.

A UK-based manufacturer of specialist industrial lubricants, Metalube is known for its wide range of metal forming fluids, wire rope lubricants and chain oils. Established in 1988, the company is headquartered in Irlam, Manchester in the United Kingdom where it has a fully integrated lubricant manufacturing facility including state-of-the-art laboratories.

The company is constantly investing in the Metalube Technology Centre ensuring technical excellence and innovation across its entire range of products and services. It produces various lubricants for drawing non-ferrous wire and tubes and Lubricool is one of its renowned products. Some of the other lubricants include Alumol and Tubol. Metalube has recently added OCG, a range of protective greases for overhead line conductors to its core product line.