Wire rod is a finished product in a steel plant rolled from the billet in a wire rod mill. It is mainly used for the production of steel wire which is then subjected to further processing. The steel for wire rod is produced by both the steelmaking processes namely the basic oxygen steelmaking, and the electric furnace steelmaking. Steel wire rod is normally cold drawn into wire suitable for further processing such as drawing, for cold rolling, cold heading, cold upsetting, cold extrusion, or cold or for hot forging.
Wire Rod is used for many products. It is the raw material used in wire drawing units. Different uses for the wire rod include wire ropes, springs, electrodes, barbed wires, steel reinforcement for aluminum conductor and pre-stressed concrete, wire mesh, fasteners, automobile components and hardware manufacturers etc.