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Electro-less Copper Plating Process Additive for Coating Steel Rods & Wire

Product Overview

BONDERITE® L-FM 1415 (also known as Cuprobond 1415) is a solid, dark blue/green powder for use in copper plating preparation in wire and rod metalworking processes.  BONDERITE® L-FM 1415 provides a robust surface coating that enhances weaving & wire drawing process steps with increased lubricity and electrical properties.   


BONDERITE® L-FM 1415 is a powerful solution for metal manufacturing processes and supports both Batch and Strand based applications.  The recommended process steps are listed here, if you have questions please reach out to a representative -
  1. Pre-cleaning
  2. Water Rinse
  3. Acid Pickling
  4. Water Rinse
  5. Treatment with BONDERITE® L-FM 1415 Solution
  6. Water Rinse
  7. Lubricant Application
  8. Drying
The recommended bath preparation (per 100 gallons) is listed below:
Batch Process
66° Be H₂SO₄ - 3 to 4.5 gallons (46 to 69 lbs.)
BONDERITE® L-FM 1415 MU – 20 lbs.
BONDERITE™ M-AD 171 – 20 lbs.
Strand Process
66° Be H₂SO₄ - 4.5 to 6 gallons (69 to 92 lbs.)
BONDERITE® L-FM 1415 MU – 33.3 to 40 lbs.
BONDERITE™ M-AD 171 – 0 to 10 lbs. (optional)

Features & Benefits

Excellent Surface Adhesion & Coating Coverage
Enhanced Lubrication Performance 
Attractive or Shiny Wire Coating 

Problems Solved

BONDERITE® L-FM 1415 helps provide a solution to the following industry & application problems: 
Scale Or Rust Build up on Stored Metal Wire/Rods
Excessive Surface Wear on Wire or Rod during Drawing Operation
High Levels of Pitting or Drawing Die Damage

Product Specifications

Appearance: Dark Blue/Green Powder
Composition: Copper Sulfate
Operation and Control Specifications:
Batch Process
Copper – 9 to 11 points
Free Acid – 10 to 15 points
Temperature – 70°F to 150°F (21°C to 66°C)
Time – 0.5 to 15 minutes
Strand Process
Copper – 15 to 18 points
Free Acid – 15 to 20 points
Temperature – 120°F to 160°F (49°C to 71°C)
Time – 0.5 to 2 seconds

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