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Space-grade superfine wire produced for NASA using Lubricool™ 318A

Sarkuysan Elektrolitik Bakir Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.Ş is an internationally renowned producer of a variety of copper products from rod and tube to superfine wire.

The superfine wire produced by Sarkuysan’s factory in Gebze, Turkey is approved by NASA and used in a number of their projects. Sarkuysan manufacture their superfine wire from plain and tinned copper down to 0.05mm using Lubricool™ 318A.

Lubricool™ 318A is used at 3% concentration for drawing and 1.5% 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.

Wire Size Input: 0.25mm, Exit: 0.05mm

Drawing Speed: 27m/sec

Metal Type: Plain and Tinned Copper

Lubricant: Lubricool™ 318A - Drawing: 3%, Annealing: 1.5%

System Design: 10,000L tank feeding 24 machines - 6 month life


Lubricool™ 318A is a semi-synthetic, wire-drawing lubricant suitable for high-speed drawing from intermediate through to superfine wire sizes. The specially selected additives give the best balance between effective lubrication and extremely high levels of cleanliness. Characteristics of Lubricool™ 318A include lower dissolution of copper, high level of protection for a bright surface finish and excellent fines control. Lubricool™ 318A can be used on single and multiwire drawing machines.

Lubricool™ 318A is particularly suitable for customers who desire extra levels of cleanliness such as producers of superfine wire, enamelled wire and telecommunication cable.

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