World galvanising associations bring attention to the issue of zinc savings
Bottaro responds with high thickness BWG™Plus wire.
The cycle of conferences held in Rome at INTERGALVA from 20 to 24 June was focused on the challenges facing the galvanising industry in the coming period. One of the discussion topics was sustainability and zinc savings.
A topic to which Bottaro is particularly attentive, as for many years has applied the saving and efficiency principle to its entrepreneurial and industrial vision. This vision led the company to study and engineer a wire with low zinc absorption BWG™Plus, precisely to help hot-dip galvanising plants saving expensive raw material, reducing their costs and ecological impact.
Why does BWG™Plus save zinc?
It is well known that zinc adhering is mostly deposited in the node area.
By increasing the wire diameter from two to four millimetres, it is possible to reduce the number of wires to be used in the binding and, consequently, the area of the knot where the greatest amount of zinc is deposited. For example, a galvaniser habitually tying with three 2 mm wire strands can start using two 3 mm wire strands.
And there’ s more.
Thanks to the particular production process, the thicker wire is very soft and malleable. This technical and structural characteristic solves the problem of binding stress, an argument that many galvanisers raise when faced with the choice between 2mm and 4mm wire.
With the BWG™Plus thick hot-dip galvanising wire, Bottaro’s engineers have once again raised the technological bar by offering the market a high-performance product of the highest standard, which also meets the requirements of environmental sustainability.
For more on this topic, we recommend the following content:
- Blog article: “Save zinc with thicker wire“
- Blog article: “BWG™ black annealed cut to length wire: the winning choice in hot-dip galvanising“
- Video: “Bottaro BWG Plus – Thicker wire for hot-dip galvanising“