In order to prevent the health problems caused by the respiration by the welders of copper vapors, copper particles and copper oxides that arise during welding processes due to the copper plating applied in the production of gas metal arc welding wire, non-copper coated wires have been produced by our company to be offered to the use of the customers. Thanks to this application, the use of sulfuric acid and copper sulphate used in the production process during copper plating has been eliminated hence the generation of acid vapors and chemical bath wastes is also prevented during production. By this means, the product is not only environment-friendly, but also brings along the concept of an environment-friendly production.
While the duration of extinction of a plastic with a volume of 1 mm3 is 1000 years in the nature, unalloyed steel in the same volume can be recycled in one year without causing any damage to the nature. On the other hand, any person looking around the environment can immediately perceive that the process of recycling plastic materials is not that healthy. Therefore, we manufactured the first Wire Basket in the 1990s, completely made of metal and ended the use of plastic rollers but still, we have not been able to prevent the complete use of plastics. Yet this time, the need for Plastic Adapters arose to connect the Wire Baskets to the machines. However, at the beginning of the 2000s, we produced the Magma Basket, which is more robust and which could be attached directly to the machine without the need of an adapter. By this means, the usage of plastics has been reduced to the zero level in the companies using our gas metal arc welding wires.
In order to realize the same application in our core wire product, which was produced by our company for the first time in our country, an R&D activity was initiated accordingly and 100% use of the Magma Basket was targeted and realized for core wire in the domestic market.