Wire rod is produced by warm rolling the billets on special,continuous rolling mills. It is a long product formed into coils and used assemi-products. Unlike other products of the steel industry, wire rod isclassified in different classes of goods. Depending on the chemical analysisand on the kind of use, wire rod can be classified into the following families:
Low carbon wire rod for the production of wire mesh for theconstruction industry and for the production of drawn wire (raw, annealed andcoated).Middle/high content carbon wire rod for the production ofdrawn wire.
Industrial wire. Tire wire.
Polished, chromium-plateable wire for furniture, domesticappliances, agriculture.
Lifting ropes and ropes for prestressed concrete. Coatedelectrode wire and welding wire.
Spring wire. Chains. Screws and small metalhardware. Metal grids. Nails.