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Battery Nail Wire

The world's leading battery nail wire manufacturer

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Luvata is the world's leading producer of copper alloy wire for the alkaline battery market.

Our plating capabilities are unequalled anywhere in the world.  This means we deliver consistent tin coatings to the strictest specification.

As a fully integrated manufacturer of battery nail wire, our customers benefit from improved logistics and quicker lead times.

Alloys expander header icon
  • CuZn30
  • CuZn37
  • H70
  • H65
  • C260
  • C274
Plating expander header icon

Most often Luvata battery nail wire is 'pre-plated'.  Plating is typically in the range of 0.5 - 2.0 microns of bright tin.  

Bare wire (to be plated by customer after nail forming) is also available.

Specifications expander header icon


Alloy DesignationCuZn30
Density8.53 g/cc8.44 g/cc
Electrical Conductivity28% IACS27.6% IACS
Ability to cold workExcellentExcellent

Mechanical Properties

Ultimate Tensile Strength400-800 MPa400-800 MPa

Nail Wire Diameter

IEC Battery DesignationSizeTypical Wire DiameterAvailable Range
(Plated Wire)
LR03AAA1.15 mm0.8-2.3 mm
LR6AA1.15 mm0.8-2.3 mm
LR14C1.83 mm0.8-2.3 mm
LR20D1.83 mm0.8-2.3 mm


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