Rods, Bars, Strip and Tape

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Luvata is a reliable partner. Our customers count on us to deliver on our performance promise and put their success first. 

Although many of our products are traditional in shape, we always make and design them in unique shapes and sizes as required by the customer. Customers get the exact rectangular, round, square or hexagon shape from us. The product is accurately cut to length, packaged as desired and also includes the coating - if required (tin, nickel or silver).

As the world seems to move faster and faster, customers are looking for shorter lead times. Our current production process guarantees very competitive delivery times and flexible batch sizes. We can also supply these products in small quantities for testing and ramp-up purposes. 

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  • switchgears
  • power distribution 
  • transformers
  • electrical motors and generators
  • components for electric vehicles (EVs)
  • wind power 


Copper tapes are commonly used for electric conducting, grounding and lightning protection.

Copper is one of the safest materials for electrical earthing. It is durable, resists corrosion in soil and enables a quick discharge when lightning strikes. 

Other names for copper tape:

  • Conductive tape
  • Earthing tape
  • Lightning tape
  • Soft tape
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Rods mmMill lenght mmTemper
3 - 253500 - 4000hard, soft annealed
25 - 603500 - 4000hard, soft annealed
50 - 1252000 - 3000hard, soft annealed
125 - 1901000 - 2000extruded and forged; extruded, forged
190 - 350500 - 1500cast and forged; cast, forged
Width mmMin. thickness mm
10 - 202,0
20 - 401,8
40 - 702,0
70 - 903,0
90 - 1305,0
130 - 1608,0
160 - 20010,0



Standard size range

Width from 9 mm to 80mm 

Thickness from 1,5mm to 6mm


See also: PA12 Coated Copper Strip


sizes range from 25mm x 3mm up to 63mm x 10mm. (optional bare or tinned). 

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Packing (rods and bars)
  • plastic wrap
  • plastic wrap with wooden sideholders
  • wooden boxes
  • wooden pallet with side frames 


Packing (strips)   
LWCID 400mm or 500mm, width 200-500mmID 400mm or 700mm (soft),
OD max 1100mm
PancakeID 400mm or 500mmID 600mm,
OD max 1100mm
CoilMileon, soft (H035)Mileon, soft (H035)



Pancake coil 




Packing (tapes)

The standard packing for copper tape is paper wrapped coils stacked on a wooden pallet, one tonne in weight per pallet.  The weight per coil can be per the customer's specification. 

The pallet is then shrink wrapped with stretch film.  The shrink wrap is to prevent oxidation during warehousing and transportation. 

Luvata also supplies coils in lengths up to 3,000 meters in a single coil.  This length facilitates the usage of automatic pay-off machines which will increase uptime.


Technical data expander header icon
Chemical composition and correspoding standards
AlloyComposion* %EN - CEN/TS 13388:2008ASTM/USA
Cu-OF Cu + Ag min. 99,95 %Cu-OF / CW008AC10200

 * Other elements max %: O 0,0010,Bi 0,0005, Pb 0,005


Mechanical properties – typical values
Soft temperHalf-hard temperHard temper
Hardness HV35 – 65 HV70 – 95 HV85 – 115 HV
Tensile strength200 – 220 N/mm2250 – 350 N/mm2260 – 400 N/mm2
0,2% yield strength35 – 65 N/mm2180 – 280 N/mm2220 – 380 N/mm2
Elongationmin. 40 %min. 12 %min. 5 %


Electrical and thermal properties – typical values 
Electrical conductivity 
vol% IACS *min 100
mass%IACSmin 99,4
MS/mmin 58,0

 * % IACS = International Annealed Copper Standard. The % IACS values are calculated as percentages of the standard value for annealed high conductivitycopper as laid down by the International Electrotechnical Commission.

Electrical resistivity
volΩ mm2/mmax 0,0172
massΩ g/m2max 0,1533
 Thermal conductivity (20 °C)
W / Km390



FAQ expander header icon
Q: Can you deliver the goods to our door? 
A: For many locations around the world we can deliver the goods to customer's door. In certain countries nearest port or airport is possible.

Q: What is the MOQ (minimum order quantity)? 
A: For several products we offer quantities starting from 100kg. 

Q: Do you also supply inspection documents?
A: EN10204 options are available (2.1, 2.2, 3.1 & 3.2 certificates).

Q: Will products be delivered in all tempers
A: Tempers, Soft (35-65HV), Half-hard (min 70HV) and Hard 90-115HV are possible. 

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    With brushing we guarantee impurity-free surface and ready-to-assembly delivery
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    Customised tooling process
    In-house tool manufacturing enables us to deliver customised product dimensions with shortest possible lead time
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    Flexible batch sizes
    Need a sample batch? With help of our efficient production process even small batches are not a problem for us
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    Copper is one of the safest materials for electrical earthing. It is durable, resists corrosion in soil and enables a quick discharge when lightning strikes

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