The ever-increasing volume of copper rod being manufactured on continuous copper rolling plants globally is driving rod producers to improve their copper rod quality due to increased competition. The downstream demand by wire producers to manufacture consistent quality wire outcomes is driven by the quality of the copper rod produced by the rod plant. This paper discusses the tools and process requirements required by the rod plant to successfully manage the key parameters of copper dust, oxide and surface finish, and how the rolling mill lubricants play a part in supporting improved quality outcomes during the copper rod rolling process.
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Track: GCCF Lubrication and Testing Track