SMAW-Electrode Line Expanded, More Packaging OptionsDecember 2, 2020
Esab Welding & Cutting Products has transformed its Sureweld brand of shielded-metal-arc-welding (SMAW) electrodes, expanding the number of grades available and packaging the 3/32- and 1/8-in.-dia. electrodes in 1- and 5-lb. resealable plastic tubes. The new packaging includes new color-coded identification and retail displays to help distributors and customers select the proper product.
Sureweld carbon-steel grades include 7018, 6010, 6011, 6013, 7014 and 7024; stainless-steel grades available include 308L, 309L, 316L and 312. These grades are available in 5/32-in. dia., 5-lb. packages as well. Sureweld 7018 SMAW electrodes are designed to produce X-ray-quality welds, while Sureweld 6011 SMAW electrodes are American Bureau of Shipping approved. Esab also offers retail packaging for Sureweld 55 Cast SMAW electrodes for cast-iron repair and has introduced a Type 4043 aluminum electrode.
“The Sureweld portfolio meets the needs of professional and occasional welders who use smaller quantities of particular electrode grade or who want to use factory-fresh electrodes when starting a new project,” says Halinson Campos, Esab product business manager for filler metals. “The 1/8-in.-dia. electrode is the most popular electrode in the world and many applications require 1 lb. or less of electrodes, so we wanted to align our new packaging with the way welders work.”
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