'As drawn wire' is typically coated with a trace film of drawing lubricant. Such trace lubricants are beneficial for inhibiting oxidation on wire used for electrical applications and can assist in cold forging processes for Escomatic wire users.
However certain industries require this trace contaminant to be removed.
Badger Wire offers custom surface treatment processes to remove all traces of contamination and provide a surface finish suitable for food grade and/ or sensitive end use applications.
Custom surface treatments include proprietary processes ranging from Caustic washing, solvent degreasing and various pickling methods.
Food Grade Wire:
A controlled food grade pickling and `oiling’ finish, using approved NSF H1 `food grade oils’ can be provided for specific food and veterinary applications.