CONTIROD® (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), Belgium, Hazelett based in the United States and KRUPP in Germany.
Renewable energies and electromobility are the new growth markets and cannot do without copper wire rod which is used in transformers and cables, for example, but also in the motors of electric vehicles. CONTIROD® plants can produce up to 400,000 tons per year of high-quality copper wire rod. A fully integrated casting and rolling process turns copper cathodes and clean copper scrap into a perfect starting material for conductors.