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Höganäs offers a broad portfolio of sponge and atomized iron powders for welding applications. All their solutions are designed around specific chemistries, densities, particle sizes and surface conditions to ensure fitness for purpose and improved performance for covered electrodes, flux-cored wires and metal-cored wires.

Iron Powder For Welding

Higher productivity, better welding characteristics and improved weld metal quality all add up to increased profitability for the user. This is why the welding industry has switched to metal powder – both as a coating component for coated welding electrodes and as an important constituent in cored wires. Powders are available for all types of coated welding electrodes as well as flux-cored and metal-cored wires.

Improved welding productivity and performance

By adding iron powder to the welding electrode coating, it can be made thicker without any increase in the content of slag builders. This reduces raw material costs and improves energy utilization. Iron powder in the coating has a cooling effect on core wire, as the preheating of iron particles dissipates the generated heat. This means a higher amperage can be used without risk of overheating and, as a result, a higher melting rate can be achieved. 


  • Increased productivity
  • Improved welding characteristics
  • Better weld metal quality