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Steel Wire Technical Center - Hyosung will develop the world's best technology to enrich our everyday lives.

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securing world's best technologies and such fundamental technologies as will be future growth engines

The Steel Wire Technical Center, established in 1986 for the development of steel cord and bead wire as well as their production processes, has grown into a research center specializing in steel material.
Having accumulated technology and R&D competency, the Center has recently developed ‘Wafer cutting wire’ used in recyclable energy (solar energy) and IT (semiconductor, LED) industries.
To strengthen R&D in basic technology and core competencies, the Center built a new R&D facility in 2007 followed by the establishment of an overseas technical center to secure technology for ‘Global Excellence.’ The Center has been writing a history of achieving the highest grades of customer satisfaction.
The Steel Wire Technical Center is focused on developing the world’s best technology that customers recognize through creating a stable infrastructure for R&D and securing the newest R&D facilities and skilled researchers. The Center is also investing in developing base technology for new businesses that will be future growth engines.

Research Areas

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  • Micro-structure of steel & heat treatment technology
  • Plating and surface treatment
  • Design & optimization of wet drawing condition
  • Optimized drawing process design
  • Stranding mechanism
  • Development of Hyosung’s only specification
  • Eco-friendly tire reinforcements
  • Future tire reinforcements
  • Properties of future tires
  • Adhesion mechanism between steel cord and rubber
  • Wafer cutting wire
  • Ultra-fine wire development
  • Special material wire development

Key Developments

2015

Developed the innovative cord (Hybrid Cord, Zn-Coated Cord)

2013

Established China Technological Center, Developed high performance stranding machine

2012

Developed fine-diameter saw wire, Developed diamond wire

2011

Established Vietnam Technological Center designed and optimized the saw wire production process in Qingdao (China) plant

2010

Designed and optimized the steel cord production process in Vietnam

2009

Developed mono wire

2008

Optimization & designing of the steel cord production process in Nanjing (China) plant

2007

Designed and optimized the saw wire production process

2006

Developed UT (Ultra Tensile, 4000 Mpa) steel cord

2005

Developed recycling process of lubricants used in wet drawing

2004

Optimization & designing of the steel cord production process in Qingdao (China) plant

2003

Developed a new steel cord production process improved brass plating

1999

Development of NT (Normal Tensile, 2850 Mpa) HT (High tensile, 3300Mpa),

ST (Super Tensile, 3650 Mpa) steel cord with good fuel efficiency

1998

Developed a new bead wire production process

1996

Developed technology that enhances the platting efficiency of brass

1987

Designed and optimized the tire reinforcement production process