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Combined casting and rolling lines for wire rod

More than half of demand on the copper market is for cast and rolled copper wire rod. That's because this material is crucial to the electrical and electronics industry. We have banked decades of experience and obtained worldwide references. All of these have made us a global leader with our high-capacity CONTIROD®* plants.

Key to your success in this field are our constant improvements in technology and design as well as our process know-how. So, you can rely on top product quality at low production costs.

CONTIROD®* facilities offer you the option of producing either wire rod or flat sections. It's an added advantage that you can make copper-silver alloys, e.g. for trolley wires. That gives CONTIROD®* owners access to innovative sales markets. These plants come with a high degree of automation that ensures consistent production conditions. What's more, the modular design and high level of standardization mean you need much fewer spare and wear parts.

Perfect results with Hazelett Twin-Belt Caster

Thanks to the Hazelett Twin-Belt Caster, the copper bar features a fine-grained and homogeneous casting structure with equal distribution of oxygen and impurities – one of the most important facts for optimum product quality.

*CONTIROD® is a registered trademark of Aurubis Belgium

Main data


Copper wire rod


8 - 26 mm

Copper grades



up to 400,000 tpy

No. of rolling stands 8 - 14

Your Benefits

  • Less downtime and fewer production process interruptions
  • High plant availability with reliable troubleshooting
  • Higher energy efficiency due to lower fuel and electricity consumption
  • Wider range of product dimensions such as round and flat sections
  • Lower costs
  • Safe operation and less maintenance
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